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Manufactured/Badged by:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co.
Cincinnati, OH.

True Manufacturer:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co., Cincinnati, OH.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Bill Nance
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" thickness planer
Date of Manufacturer: 1940s
Serial Number: 5041
Last Updated 9/2/2013 3:41:46 PM

This is your standard, classic, 12" Parks planer, early 40s vintage. I picked it up from a fellow OWWM member, along with a sweet 1.5hp Peerless repulsion-induction motor. There was no stand included, so I built one to last a lifetime. The restoration process was very lengthy and involved, so I documented it on the web in a photo essay with some commentary at:


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Comments: front view at machine level
Source: my camera in my garage
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Photo 2:

Comments: left side view
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Photo 3:

Comments: right side view
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