Last Tuesday, we received the planer that we decided to purchase in that
vote informal action from a month or two ago. It can plane a board up to 16 inches wide, and thanks to the skewed cutting angle provided by the helical cutter head, it is far quieter than our previous planer. Last Friday and Saturday, I planned and built out the dust collection, figured out the power layout for the shop, and researched how to run a 220V line. After much reading, I decided I wasn’t competent to hack our 220V electrical system and started hunting for an electrician. On Tuesday night, after showing Eric B. what I had planned, I learned that I had already done the hard parts. Eric’s knowledge helped carry me over the finish line, and I’m happy to report that the planer is up and running! The first authorizations will be coming soon, as soon as your Wood Shop team can craft a training checklist for the machine. Here are some pictures!
Can you feel the excitement? Andrew can!