ISSUE or REQUEST:
Affected Tool or Resource: Thickness planer in wood shop
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@TEAM_ to find most responsible teams): @TEAM_Woodshop
Details of ISSUE or REQUEST (Please be as specific as possible):
The planer is out of order. The fan shroud, where the vacuum hose connects, has broken into multiple pieces. Unfortunately, a replacement is no longer available. We’re down to epoxy and hope. I’ve got the part glued up, but it’s going to need a good night’s sleep. It broke on some stress points, so I’m not entirely optimistic on the epoxy holding permanently. But I’m not ruling out a holiday miracle.
Without this part, the planer will spew shavings everywhere; so it’s a fairly important part to have. If the repair fails, we’ll have to figure out how to make our own replacement.
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