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    Solved it

    Hey everyone, I took Rod's and Greg's advice, and by switching the inputs at the contactor, my problem went away.

    It now runs fine. I still have to rewire the drive motor to use the lower...
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    Rod, how do i tell which are not the manufactured...

    Rod, how do i tell which are not the manufactured phases?
    thanks,
    Stevo
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    Greg, the power is coming from a rotary phase...

    Greg,
    the power is coming from a rotary phase converter. The readings were from the lines to ground. When i go l1 to l2, l1 to l3, l2 to l3 is get 230. I think that is all normal for a phase...
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    Malcom, Greg and the rest, I very much appreciate...

    Malcom, Greg and the rest, I very much appreciate all the help, but I don't have it quite yet. I have attached another photo showing that the coil jumpers as they are now, which should be correct. ...
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    It is three phase and the contactor does list...

    It is three phase and the contactor does list both 240 and 480 voltages at least for amperages, so my guess is that the contactor should handle it, but obviously something is wired wrong, or maybe...
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    240/480 volt question

    Hi,
    I just scored a nice Northfield No. 2 18" planer. One issue is that it was wired for 480. I was able to rewire the motor leads from the high voltage to the lower voltage setting. The starter...
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    Mark, I am just finishing up a dresser and am...

    Mark,
    I am just finishing up a dresser and am fitting the drawers. Several years ago, Phil Lowe wrote a FWW article about fitting inset drawers. I downloaded it and it helped a lot. Some of the...
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    fireplace mantel and heat deflector

    Hi Folks,

    We have a woodburning fireplace that we use as our primary heat that does heat the stone quite a bit above it. I would like to add a rustic wooden mantel above it and then mount a big...
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    I have lined several chests with the 5/16 closet...

    I have lined several chests with the 5/16 closet liner. It works great and the leftovers are fabulous for cedar planked salmon.
    Stevo
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    Ed and Folks,ei You are correct that the runners...

    Ed and Folks,ei
    You are correct that the runners are going front to back across the inside of the chest sides where the grain runs top to bottom.
    All of the above suggestions are great to solve the...
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    elongated holes for countersunk heads

    I know this has been covered before, but does anyone have advice to help make neat elongated screw holes for a cherry chest of drawers.
    I have a whole series of runners and kickers that that need to...
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    Sorry it was called a key way cutter.

    Sorry it was called a key way cutter.
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    My friend needed to make a semi circular slot in...

    My friend needed to make a semi circular slot in a wooden bearing for a farm combine. Machinists use a tool that works like a slot cutter and they come in all diameters. He borrowed one and made...
  14. 220 receptacle questions and "jointing" planer blades

    Hi Folks,
    I just picked up a 220 volt radial arm saw that draws 9 amps and has a 15 amp plug on it.
    I also have an unused circuit that it could plug into that previously ran a planer. It is a...
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    Still not right

    I used the two knobs to tighten the bed from dropping. Cinched them as tight as I could, but the wheel still spun app 1/4 turn and the bed dropped again. So there must be something else going on. ...
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    Planer Holding

    Mel,
    Your answer should have been obvious to me. I have never had to tighten the knob before, but it does keep the table from dropping.
    Thanks,
    Stevo
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    Planer not holding thickness

    Hi Folks,
    I have a powermatic taiwanese 15 inch planer which I have had for over 10 years and it's been fine. Today I was planing some 8 to 10 inch wide hard maple boards and it seems like the...
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    Black Locust

    I used Black Locust quite a bit several years ago. I built a set of patio chairs and table with mostly 8/4 stock. The items in the screen porch have held up well. Those items out in the weather...
  19. Dan, that looks like it. Price around 1500 plus...

    Dan, that looks like it. Price around 1500 plus is a lot though.
    thanks,
    Stevo
  20. Sean, The technical school here switched out...

    Sean,

    The technical school here switched out their guard to one that looks like the picture you posted but it retracted from right to left as the wood passed over the blades. It had a wedge...
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    Aaron, I also have a 6" trunk. I would...

    Aaron,
    I also have a 6" trunk. I would recommend leaving the drops as large as you can. I had some 4" on planer, table saw and a few other things and it is just too small. Especially the planer...
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    Don, I have had a 50 dollar atlas benchtop drill...

    Don,
    I have had a 50 dollar atlas benchtop drill press that worked well all these years. a couple of years ago my wife bought me a new powermatic. The only thing i didnt like about the old one was...
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    cheap holding

    Check out Mike Siemsen on youtube doing something called Noviseatall. he uses cheap bench and holdfasts. Tools for working wood are very reasonable for holdfasts.
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    oliver 399

    Dave, would you be interested in selling? I am southwest of madison.
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    18 inc planer

    I am located in Wisconsin.

    There are lots of good ideas that have been mentioned.
    It seems like the delta wedge bed seem to be almost the quality as the others and the ones I have seen are...
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