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  • complete novice
    Handtools only
    • Aug 2010
    • 1

    Salvaged Antique Lumber if anyone is interested

    A sawmill (Hill Country Works) is going out of business in Burnet, Texas. I am not associated with them but I purchased sets of used Forstner Bits and Router bits at a great price. All of the machinery is 3 phase so I guess only businesses would be interested. They specialize in salvaged antique lumber and have a tremendous amount of sawmill cut lumber that would probably be an interest to anyone with the ability to cut and plane the lumber and the person I talked to was very negotiable. Contact: Lee Westphal @ 512 756-6950. Their website is texaswoodwork.com and they describe their lumber there.
  • lago
    Established Member
    • Nov 2003
    • 473
    • Lago Vista, TX.

    #2
    3 phase equipment can be used by an individual, just need a 220v circuit and get a variable frequency drive. I just restored a vintage 8" jointer w/3 phase motor. The VFD was about $150, lot cheaper than a new motor.

    I may be going thru Burnet next week and if so, will stop and poke around.

    Thanks for the info.
    Ken

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    • 10sCoachRick
      Established Member
      • Jan 2007
      • 134
      • Austin, TX

      #3
      Thanks for the heads up. The fellow who crafted our beautiful mesquite mantel might be interested. He's up Lometa way and BIL in Lampasas is a tree dude and might have some contacts. I'll pass the word.

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      • samuel
        Forum Newbie
        • May 2010
        • 29

        #4
        Ken, I am interested in the information about the 3 phase conversion. I also have a nice planer tha is 3 phase. Can you give more information of where can I get hold of the VFD?

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        • Tom Slick
          Veteran Member
          • May 2005
          • 2913
          • Paso Robles, Calif, USA.
          • sears BT3 clone

          #5
          Here's some info

          http://www.phaseconverterinfo.com/ph...verter_vfd.htm

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_phase_converter

          http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/ph-conv/ph-conv.html

          Manufacturers:

          http://www.phase-a-matic.com/

          http://www.americanrotary.com/
          Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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          • lago
            Established Member
            • Nov 2003
            • 473
            • Lago Vista, TX.

            #6
            Go to www.factorymation.com and click on 'AC Drives' under products. HP of your motor will determine which model you need. Mine was 1 1/2HP and the FM50 that I got will handle up to 2HP.

            If it's an old planer(not sure of their definition of 'old'), check www.owwm.org if you will be doing any restoration work.

            Ken

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            • samuel
              Forum Newbie
              • May 2010
              • 29

              #7
              Thanks for the information, the motor is 3hp. I will check the resources you provided, thanks again.

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