We needed to mill at least 40 pieces of door components from our recycled douglas fir. This is time consuiming and back breaking.
Introducing the Quottromat
Our teacher allowed us to learn to use this awesome machine.
It S4S’s stock in one pass. First it planes and joints the stock and then surfaces and cuts to width.
The machine has a learning curve. If you don’t send long enough stock it will get stuck and chewed up.
So to prepare all of our stock we simply lightly planed one face and then ripped it 1/2” oversize on the bandsaw.
You can see the stock ready to be run through the machine. 2 minutes later it was done.
So this is how the big shops roll.
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