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Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
My wife and I was working and living on the road working construction for a major company and decided we needed a place to call home when we retired, we bought a 45 acre hobby farm with a small house that had been pieced together over the years, we knew that when we retired we would build a new house on it, this was in 2011, fast forward to early 2016, I retired and started harvesting trees because I knew I wanted to mill all of our hardwood flooring and molding for the new house, as I was cutting the trees that I wanted cut I was hauling them to a sawmill just a few miles down the road, after months of cutting trees, hauling logs, hauling lumber back and stacking in the barn to air dry, I was ready to start making molding except for one thing, I needed the wood kiln dried so I built a solar kiln and I needed a machine to mill the wood so I purchased the Woodmaster 725 with the theww sided attachment, I am now starting to plane/mill the lumber as it dries, 
in this thread I'll record my process of making and installing all the T&G flooring and molding such as crown, baseboard, window and door trim,
I'll be learning sa I go so any help, advise or suggestions from you guy's will be greatly appreciated.

It may be a days or even weeks between updating due to each step of the process taking some time.

Just starting to plane the lumber down to 3/4"

Rough lumber going in


 

Smooth lumber coming out, each board requires an average of six passes...


 

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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 10:56:12 AM »
You may want to consider having an infeed and outfeed table of some sort to support your lumber, it will reduce snipe and make it easier to keep a continuous feed into your planer. I have 14' of rollers on both ends of my machines. Gives you plenty of time to work both sides when running alone.  
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »
very little snipe, The Woodmaster has fairly large infeed and outfeed tables with a slight tilt to them to help with snipe,  I set up infeed and outfeed roller tables originally but the bending forward to place and remove the boards was tough on my back so, I went with just a single roller stand on each side spaced about eight feet from planner, this allows me to be right next to the boards and not require bending over just reaching down, much easier on my back this way.

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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 09:00:24 PM »
Good luck with the T&G flooring project CC.  I've enjoyed your Kiln-Build thread and will be watching this one as well.  Post all the pics you can.  food1
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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 12:25:06 AM »
Sounds fun, I look forward to seeing more of your posts 
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 12:36:50 PM »
following
thinking of T&G floors and walls for my 30x24 wood shop
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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 12:47:58 PM »
This is something that will be on my list to do as well. Looking forward to your adventure.
Do you rip to size first or plan first?
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2018, 01:45:36 PM »
my 2 cents
if you are using same-width-boards then rip first then plane
if using random width then plane first
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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 10:29:32 PM »
Thanks for taking time to share this!  i look forward to the read and learning.

BTW the Woodmaster is really good!  I notice the board had a knot and more sap wood going in but came out with no know and more heart wood color! ;D 

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
all of my wood is different widths, I tried ripping first using the gang ripper on the woodmaster but it didn't like the different thickness so I'm planning for thickness first then I'll gang rip. 
The board coming out is not the same board that's going in.
All of the lumber looks different prior to planning because I sprayed all my wood with Tim-Bor as I was stacking in the barn, it leaves a slight white powdery look to it.
I agree, the woodmaster is a really nice machine but, I wouldn't want to try mass hardwood floor production with it, it does beat the heck out of doing it with router.....

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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 10:39:36 AM »
So what is your yield like from tree to finished flooring. 
Eq.  1000 bf of logs will yield x linear ft of flooring.
I understand it all depends on the logs. But just on average.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 07:39:45 AM »
I'm estimating 50%

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 09:17:47 PM »
one issue I needed to take care of was wrapping the steel beam running through our living area with wood, i have several 16" wide rough sawn 1" thick, I planed them down to 1/2" to reduce the weight and used them to wrap the metal beam.....



 

 
The short beams in the pic are soild.

We also added a solid beam in the master bath. Man this was a bear to raise and set in place....



 

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Re: Milling my T&G flooring and Molding
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 09:50:27 PM »
I had a steel beam to wrap on my Cabin Addition


 
I failed to get really good pictures but the steel beam is shown above.


 
For the bottom board I laminated seven 1"X1" strips together and then planed it down to ".  This manufactured board was then captured between two side boards forming a "U" that covered the beam.  The bottom board gives the illusion of the entire beam being laminated.


 
The Addition ceiling on the left is Pickled (white washed) T&G Ash.

 
Pickled T&G SYP for wall paneling.
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 11:22:37 PM »
I read your entire post on your cabin build, nice job.

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
I understand.  Often times when I link to that topic I too get caught up in it and will read many pages.  :P
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2018, 11:36:33 AM »
FYI, shine a lazer into a glass door knob.

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 10:01:37 AM »
yesterday I planed lumber most of the day but, we did manage to make some progress wrapping the steel beam and get the fireplace completed.
We still need to cover the bottom of the beam.....



 

 

 

 

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
I saw this where i purchased my TK-2000
could use two sides to wrap a corner



 
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 06:50:22 PM »
that's pretty neat.


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