Wednesday, April 20, 2011

design idea - re-purposing old machine parts

I am really having a hard time not buying this thing. It is a 16" planer from the late 1800's and I would have to drive 2.5 hours to pick it up and do a lot of disassembly myself to get it into the car. 
The legs would make a great workbench base though.  And those two big wheels on the operating side beg to be re-purposed either as decorative elements or as something - I don't know what.  And doesn't that worn iron handle just beg to be pulled?  I want it (or parts of it at least).
UPDATE: and now it is MINE!!!


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