Printing an unobtainable part for a wood planer.

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    FritzW

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    The thickness adjustment handle on my wood planer broke a few weeks ago and there are absolutely none available on the interweb.

    I need to plane down some stock for the 'sticks' on the Ranger and I'd hate to use vice-grips to set the thickness on the planer (all the TV's we had growing up had vice-grips clamped to the tuner ;) )

    This was a quick, cheap, easy solution:

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    I probably should have printer it with thicker walls, especially around the roll pin holes, but for about 10 cents a copy I'm not too worried about printing a "version 2" if I have to.

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    Works like a charm, I'll see how long "version 1" last's.

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    I can't think of a single reason why the handle needs to be hinged like this. If I print another one I'll just make a regular 'ol handle.

    P.S. it's yellow because that's what was loaded in the printer
     
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    Bill-Higdon

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    I thought it was "Proper Industrial Design Safety Yellow"
     
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    FritzW

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    What will break it (same thing that broke the original one) is cranking it real fast and having the handle flop over on the silly hinge pin. If it was a non-floppy handle it would last forever.

    I shouldn't have just duplicated a bad design. I should have made a "new and improved" one to begin with. ...a Binford Crank-O-Matic 5000 ...and while I'm at it, maybe a Binford Vac-O-Matic 5000 vacuum cleaner hose adapter to replace the mickey mouse setup that the planer came with.
     
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    but that was quick and easy....probably only have to change one dimension (stretch) for the next one. looks like fun.
     
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