It's been several months since I posted, been working on everything but my sawmill. As a refresher, I have a turn of the century Seargant circ. mill made in Greensboro,NC. Anyway, I was given a JA VANCE #3-1/2 planer today. It's in rough condition, but I should be able to get it going with a few new pulleys. I don't really need a planer(need an edger), but it was headed to China in little pieces if I didn't take it. Supposedly the previous owner had new babbitt poured for several of the bearings. Can anyone give me any info about this thing? If there is a number on it somewhere that might help, let me know where it is and I'll see if I can find it. It looks like it would plane up to 6" tall and about 20" wide. If anyone is just overly excited about having it and wants to trade an edger for it, shoot me an email. Otherwise, I guess I'll figure out a way to belt it up with the mill after I get her going.
Thanks for any help,