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The True Joy Of Learning Old Things.
Yesterday it warmed up enough to play in the workshop. George showed me how to take the blades off the planer, and sharpen and adjust them.. GAAAAA! Wow! It’s not as easy as one may think. Old technology is very human sensitive. All by eye and feel and yes Ears!
The good news is George has been doing all this since he was born. No really, word has it….. He was adjusting and greasing up the band saw before he could walk. Oh.. true rumor! Anyway, its amazing, and a true joy to learn old things. The lost art of keeping a real machine going.
George is da man!
Watch your digits
Who was northbound yesterday by oh are airport with th garwood
Thats a 2020 24′ Hackercraft on the way to the Milwakee boat show
How did you determine that its a Garwood?
Not sure you can zoom in
But the rear cross bar was labeled garwood
Or they borrowed the trailer
right hacker craft, took the picture real fast and cant zoom in
sorry for any confusion
knew someone here would know!
It appears that George still has all his digits attached. After a lifetime of working with old, sharp, high powered machinery, that says something about his skill level.
I was going to say the EXACT same thing!!!
I still have all my digits.All 21
Spending some time with George years ago would have put me decades ahead on my boat work skills…such as they are.
Great pic…but look like a few bits of iron in the board?
John in Va..
Even the new planners can be a bit time consuming when changing the blades, a necessary evil.
Quiet? Hook a dust collector to one and they get noisy as hell, not sure why.
Been there done that. Changing blades in a planer is just a pain in the a$$. Tedious work with sharp objects. I hope you shut the power off. You never want to trust your hands to a 70 year old switch. That looks lie a 24″? Nice looking old planer. What is the make? When the blades get dull they defiantly get loud, pounding I call that. A big difference when they are sharp. That reminds me my planer blades need sharpened UGH!
Very cool! Hope you made a video, to share with others who might acquire one of these beasts, without a “George” to brief them on its care & use. My husband bought a shop-full of vintage engine builder’s machinery, from a long time friend of my family. Unfortunately, dad’s friend no longer had the physical abilities to help set it up & demonstrate its use, after it was moved from his garage to ours. My husband has been learning via YouTube videos & is grateful for those who thought ahead to record & share their knowledge & experience.