The Planer uses two motors. The first drives the Planer Cutter Head and can be accomplished in one of two ways. A separate motor with the Planer mounted on a stand which is the Pro Planer or uses the Shopsmith Mark series headstock for power which is the Mark Mounted Planer. The second motor feeds the stock through the Planer and is a variable speed motor. There is a manual crank that was available in the past to provide this function, but are now hard to find.
The Planer in the ad could mount to the Mark V or other Mark series tools but the pictures do not show the mounting bracket clamps so that hardware would have to be purchased. The other option would be to find a used stand and motor for it. Unless you are near the seller the shipping will add cost to the purchase. I found my Pro Planer over 4 years ago on craigslist for $200. I had waited for some time to find one but patience paid off. It was in great shape and after a little cleaning and blade sharpening it work excellent.
As for making a hand crank anything is possible but in this case not that easy. Parts would have to be fabricated for the cover, gear and crank.
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