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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 04:39 PM

The remodeling contractor in me says to buy it already manufactured.

If I had some trees and wanted to turn them into hardwood flooring, I would take the material to a mill shop and have them run it. I have laid floors and I know how many lineal feet you of strips it takes to do a room.

You would be milling the top flat, relief grooves in the bottom, the tongue, and the groove. Depending on how you mill the tongue, it might take two passes. Just to thickness the material it would take several passes in the planer.

You would be doing this for hundreds of pieces.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com


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