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    20 HP RPC Phoenix Phase Converter

    I'm stepping up to a larger RPC so I'm moving this one out. 20HP 45 cont amps 65 max amps These are currently listed for $2500 +tax, plus ~$200 shipping, let's estimate a $1800 I'm in Southern Indiana
  2. J

    Metal Planing service requested

    Do you mind sending me the contact info? I'd like to reach out and start the conversation.
  3. J

    Planer Work paper

    Thanks for posting this Rees, this is incredibly valuable and generous. I hope to find a smaller footprint metal planer one day. I can't find anyone near me who runs one.
  4. J

    Metal Planing service requested

    Hi all, I have a few small items I'd like to have planed and I'm looking for someone in the midwest who has a small planer. Does anyone have a recommendation? I'm in southern Indiana and my items are ~ 4' and under (36", 24", etc) . Most them are woodworking machine tops (saws, router table...
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    Joinery details of a wood shop

    I can't swing it for just this job. There's a guy near me renting one out for ~$300/week and I can't beat that no matter how much I extrapolate out for future work. It'd be great to have one around when needed but I'd far rather put my money in machines I use everyday or almost everyday. I'd...
  6. J

    Building a new wooden floor, cost effectively

    Sounds great but I don't know how I'd accomplish this cheaply. Did you have an idea for attaining the 4x4 material economically? Or do you have a reference paper? It'll be over concrete, not sure this is an ideal pairing. Even with a vapor barrier and sand in the bottom and moved between, I'm...
  7. J

    Need some items planed - Southern Indiana

    Is there really no one who knows someone in the midwest with a metal planer, capable of doing good work? I thought there'd be at least a few recommendations.
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    Joinery details of a wood shop

    @kb0thn - I think that framing nailer is the source of my developing elbow pain. That and all of the loading/unloading of boards needed for the project. I don't trust the workers at the box stores to select the lumber for me but by the end of the 25-30 stick runs, my standards begin to dip a...
  9. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    Thanks for the info, it helps add further clarity to how things can play out with these set-ups. Is your generator one of those military gen sets? An electrician/friend was trying to get me to go in that direction but it's too costly for my situation and the fact that I don't need mobile power...
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    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    Appreciate the input. If I were working with something that had easily replaceable components, I might consider that 'hack' as a solution but I'm too afraid of burning up the control board. I'm more strongly considering trying to find a motor guy to rewind my motors to 240V at some point...
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    Building a new wooden floor, cost effectively

    Hi all, I'm in the process of completely renovating my shop. Walls, insulation, ceiling, conditioning and floors. The floors have a rather severe slope to drain. My shop is primarily woodworking tools with a few planned metalworking acquisitions to aid. The absolute maximum weight I can...
  12. J

    Joinery details of a wood shop

    Ahh, tell me about it! Since I'm doing the work by myself, everything takes a long time. You start to find little ways to speed up but usually around the time you are finished with that task and redirecting to the next one, where there is an entire new learning curve ahead. When you're...
  13. J

    Need some items planed - Southern Indiana

    I'm looking for someone who operates a metal planer. My items are not large, 30" and under. If there is a centralized list somewhere, please point me in the right direction. Thanks
  14. J

    Joinery details of a wood shop

    After hooking up the machines, I made a workbench to see how I liked it. (this was a couple years ago). Nothing terribly impressive but solid. The last couple weeks have been a continuation of tearing down plastic, shuffling lots of stuff, trying not to trip over the stuff I previously...
  15. J

    Joinery details of a wood shop

    Starting a thread to show the ongoing evolution of a developing shop. My shops-to-date have been a sunporch, garage and now a pole-style building. None have been insulated or conditioned. I've piddled away at home projects and dealt with the unpleasant conditions and acquired machines hoping...
  16. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    Very interested in how you had this set-up. I have a number of machines requiring three phase power and more shop additions in the future. I really like Keith Rucker's outdoor set-up and, if not that, then some manner of isolating the noise while still ensuring heat is dissipated from any...
  17. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    Sorry I missed this question. What power is the bandsaw motor? It's not large at all. Something in the neighborhood of 2-3 hp. I'll look today when I'm at the shop, it has a very low amp draw. I'm looking at updating my entire 3ph generation. I'm waffling back and forth between a 30hp RPC and...
  18. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    That's correct. I don't think my wire is much longer than 10-15 feet before branching to 3 other machines. But I can run the test of swapping out the wiring to see if there is any difference. I typically only run one machine at a time but I used the bandsaw to help the planer start and it...
  19. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    I want to make sure you saw my reply. The planer is only 10 hp, 20A rating on the tag, which means it's hitting the wiring threshold. Do you still think I need to swap? And you believe I should skip 10 and jump to 8? If so, I'll do it. The way it's currently wired, I have the 12 AWG running...
  20. J

    24" Planer failing to start on 20 HP RPC

    The planer is only 10 hp. The 20 hp is the RPC.
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