Sanding the milling marks off the faces of some boards reminded me of
a planing machine I saw many years ago at a WW show. It looked a lot
like a portable power planer and sat directly on the floor. It had
one stationary planing blade and it quickly power fed the stock (sort
of shooting it) under the blade, shaving off an impressive, full
lenght/width shaving. It left an excellent surface. The demonstrator
was shaving a long 4x4 post of some exotic looking purple/pink wood
that was pretty impressive as well. Anyone know what the machine was
called and is it available anywhere?
Yep, them and Makita. Visitors to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn can
tell you about a similar, apprentice-powered surfacer on display there.
Blade was skewed about 20 degrees on the wooden one. Believe the powered
jobs had variable skew.
Didn't catch on, I guess.
I saw those in some FWW publications. I think it's called a super
surfacer. In addition to that machine, I think you needed another one
to sharpen the knife.
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