From Logs To Wood Flooring Part 3 Milling Wood
From logs to wood flooring part 3 milling wood is post about Skill Building bookmarked by oscar with ID 12318211018 was uploaded on 16-02-2019 and has been viewed 145,945 times.
Lets start milling wood! You saw the logs get cut into planks, and you saw the planks get dried.Now it's time to turn those planks into wood flooring.Off to Balsam Millwork to take advantage of the big machines.
Plane 'em First.Remember that the last machine these boards saw was a sawmill.We've got to make them relatively smooth and get them to a uniform thickness.Into the planer they go.They come out about 15/16″ thick, leaving room for the moulder to take off more.
The planer was a monster, 24″ wide with two heads, one on top and one below.We took off 1/4″ per pass.The machine uses carbide insert cutters, 104 per head.There was no slowing this machine down.Rip to Width.
From the planer the boards headed to the gang rip machine.It has three saw blades, a power feed, and lasers that show here the blades will cut.Mike triaged the boards as he handled them, determining if we'd get the most yield by cutting a given board into 3″, 4″, 5″, or 6″ widths.
With three blades each cut can produce two boards.I caught boards on the outfeed side, placing the boards on...