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Best planer I've seen yet.

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Won't fit in my basement. Darn
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That's just awesome!

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Too big for my basement and shop! I'll just have to be happy with my Dewalt 734.

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140+ Lbs of steam is massive and extremely dangerous. A home boiler on a 2-3 story house might run 12-25 psi and relief valves are installed for safety. Not only is this thing a monster but you'd need to be an engineer to keep it running and spare parts, won't be ordered on Amazon. One of the fellow officers I used to work with years ago farther had an old mill saw in his barn with what I seem to remember was maybe 16-20" saw blades and run by steam with those wide leather belts. It was massive but I have no idea or remember if it still worked. OSHA would have had a stroke with that one. No blade guards or belt guards. Those machines of old could kill in a second. But forget all that, what HP dust collection system am I going to need? That baby belongs in a living museum for people to look in awe at the ingenuity of the human race can see a piece of both history and the desire to overcome a problem. Just running that thing takes a team of well informed/educated people or someone gets hurt.

So how often do you test the floor structure that massive machine sits on? I'd love to go see this in action.....
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Thanks Theo for such an interesting and well produced video. Amazing that it still works and there are still people who can work it.

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Wow! I love those old machines. It's nice to see that they have protected this under the historic sites canopy. I had an old friend that had a very similar planer that he ran with a big old tractor using flat belts. The planer itself looked a lot like the one in the video, and did all 4 sides at once. His came out of an old mill here in Victoria that closed down around 1912 and sat idle for years. I'm not sure when Roy got it but he had it in 1975 when I met him. He also had a mill saw that ran a 52" blade. That thing carved out a 1/2 swath with every cut. Roy ran those old machines as a 1 man operation till cancer took him in his late 80's back in the mid 90's. His son came and hauled all of Roy's stuff away. A veritable museum and it has probably been smashed up and sold for scrap. Pretty sad. My dad liked to sit and BS with Roy as they were of the same generation. Dad loved to talk about the old steam farm equipment and a couple of times took my brothers and I to Tractor Pulls on the Prairies to watch those old restored machines pull their modern diesel counter parts around. Good times.
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Great piece, thanks for the post Theo. We have a great steam festival here in Brooks, OR every summer. The
Sawmill is a big attraction but the steam powered ice cream maker draws the biggest crowds.

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140+ Lbs of steam is massive and extremely dangerous. A home boiler on a 2-3 story house might run 12-25 psi and relief valves are installed for safety.
You're comparing apples and oranges. Totally different. As far as steam pressure, I've read of model steamboats, with monotube boilers, having up to 3,000 lbs pressure. Don't know how accurate that is, but do know they are using way more than 140" lbs of steam. Steam boilers are required to get period inspections, to insure they are usable and safe.
Read the first paragraph.
https://steamautomobile.com:8443/For...?1,22422,22560
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