The Oliver planer was moved successfully this past weekend. Here it is, hanging under the gantry just before I backed the pickup underneath. The gantry performed like a champ, I think the design was appropriate - the proper mix of strength, rigidity and portability. Many thanks to Buzz H for his assistance in moving this beast.
The gantry is built, most of the gear is organized. I think I'm ready for tomorrow's move. An Oliver 399 is coming home tomorrow. Sorry for the crappy image...in my basement.
I'm going to look at an Oliver 399 (18" planer) this weekend. Perhaps the 166 will have a big sister.