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Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« on: March 08, 2015, 11:05:07 AM »
After seeing the Dan Gelbart 1 micron accuracy air bearing lathe and grinder video that Tekfab linked in Rob's Colchester Student thread, I did a little searching for other Gelbart videos.

This one caught my eye, and I think it's great that not only has he built an amazing high tech CNC machine, but also restored a 150 year old planer. A lot of people own shapers but planers are a rare project. Here it is in action:

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Re: Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 07:06:15 PM »
Very nice machine!

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Re: Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 03:42:49 AM »
 
     What a great little machine, haven't seen a planer in action for years. Thanks for showing.

                                              Cheers David

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Re: Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 11:20:43 AM »
Lovely old machine. Dan Gelbart's other videos serve as proof that he is a real sage and master of his craft....OZ.
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Re: Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 07:51:46 AM »
Superb lathe  :jaw:  ...   superb machining & craftsmanship involved here  :bow:   :bow: ,  I assume all the original build machining was done on another CNC set up  :scratch:.. would love to have a 'play' with it. which university is this machinery in, I guess in the USA?
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Re: Restored Planer -- Dan Gelbart
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 05:12:47 PM »
theres another guy on youtube I've watched in the past called Gary Storrick, he has an old planer he has got working. lovely old machine.



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