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Flooring through the moulder Face Up or Down?11/30
I read a letter recently that suggested that machining flooring through a moulder face down is better for two reasons:
Here are my arguments against this:
I'm sincerely open to everyone's experience and knowledgeable input on this one. Is there truly a right and wrong way? I would love to hear your experiences.
I also wanted to add that when feeding the moulder upside down, the feeder has to inspect both sides of every piece to determine which side is best and turn the best side down.
But the bottom line is its your shop and you should mill it the way you feel most comfortable regardless of the reasoning. We always try to weigh the pros and cons on every profile we design sometimes we have to mill mouldings certain ways to avoid other unforeseen issues that the client may not be aware of, that's where my operator experience comes into play, we hopefully learn from past mistakes.
Milling it face up will look awesome!
All the best
I hope that helps
When we mill wood flooring, we always run it face up. When feeding the flooring into the molder, we have to occasionally pump some lubricant on the bed and I do not want this on my face.
Beside that, if you were using some not recommended bed lube like I have seen numerous times, as stated above the floor would have to be sanded before any finish was applied.
The original poster is looking for pros and cons, your comments above should not be a deterrent from milling face side down, its a personal decision you made and I respect that decision.
Russ @ MR
I milled face down on both push feed type and feed through moulders.