|Home » Forums » Solid Wood Machining Forum » Message||Login|
You are not logged in. Consider these WOODWEB Member advantages:
Start with ROUGH stock with Weinig?11/4
Newbie question: Can we start with rough stock when running moldings, or does the stock need to be hit and miss planed or at least hit and miss jointed on the bottom face, or a nice S2S1E?
Can a Weinig 23E be used to take rough stock and make it S2S1E? or do we need to look at a carpet feed doublesided planer for that?
As long as the wood is not severely twisted or cupped you can run rough stock into finished product. Depending upon the wood species you will be producing will help you determine the type of tooling required to properly and efficiently make you runs.
Dr. David Rankin
I personally would not use rough lumber, here are a few reasons why.
Rough lumber hides the true looks of the face, running mouldings you're looking for the best yield and if you can't see the true face your yield will suffer.
Dirt, and other debris hides is rough lumber, nothing more irritating than a fresh set of knives being chipped by dirty rough lumber.
Just my opinion but hit and miss lumber will pay for itself over and over again
Just a few things to think about
I don't have a ton of experience with molders so I'll just get that out of the way upfront. Before I went out on my own I spent a fair amount of time feeding the molder at my previous employer. Most of the stuff we would run would be in rough form, however it did depend on what the material was to be used for. Most poplar molding for instance didn't have to be all that flat anyway.
Mostly we would just trim the ends, run through the SLR and direct to the molder. If something was too far out or had a lot of twist we would run it over the jointer first. It was a bigger 7 head molder so the rough was all removed before they got to the profile anyway.