12" Oliver jointer rescued from a farmer's field, sitting outside.  $50 gamble.  It was all there though, took the fence off to move.  His tractor was able to lift it.

Teardown.  This is a direct drive 3 phase motor driven model with  the 3 cutting blades held in a straight slot rather than  one with a dovetail which seems a bit more secure.

stator housing integral with cutter head carrier, painted.  If that chip exit slot wasn't there this would have filled with water and the motor would have been ruined

thick stator insulation that was over the motor windings was damaged a bit, the cracked stuff was cut away and repaired with some sealant

motor rotor/cutter head assembly  new shielded bearings installed, chipmunks put nut shells in the old ones after removing the old rubber seals

main castings closer to assembly.  the table ends just run up the ways on the base casting when you crank the handwheels underneath.  Heavy table surfaces are around 3/4" thick, tables had to be installed with forklift

getting closer.  There is no outer motor bearing on the fan end of the motor, the rotor is just cantilevered inside the stator and is supported only by the cutter head bearings

ready to work.  You can hear it run, but there is no vibration- 1700lbs.  New blades.  The cast iron top was resurfaced first with a single edge razor blade in a heavy duty 12" long holder with a screwdriver type handle, then with very fine paper on a DA sander to polish..  Cast iron does pretty well outside as long as nothing is sitting on it to trap water.  This was outside for a long time.

Oliver is still in business, they make a very similar machine now, but it has dovetail ways and a conventional motor with belt drive for $5400.  There it goes, sold.  I had to add blocks so I could lift the pallet I built from the ends, following the liftgate up with the forklift.  Wouldn't fit in the truck sideways- too long, had to be moved with 2 pallet jacks.