Need help from Woodmaster owners with making my own tongue and grove flooring

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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 10-04-2012 04:06 PM 2123 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2012 04:06 PM

I have a Woodmaster 718 planer/molder and I am going to be picking up the 3 sided molding attachment before the end of the year so that I can make hardwood flooring for our house. I have talked to my local saw mill and I can get packs of cherry from them for very cheap. It will all be the same length but the width will vary and it will be 4/4.

Will I need to joint the edges of all the pieces first or will I be able to use the gang saw piece to get all the pieces to the 3” width?

Will I need to plane all the pieces to 3/4” before cutting the tongue and groove?

Sory if these questions only apply to Woodmaster owners.

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 03:01 AM

I have 718 woodmaster and just added the 3 sided system. I am having a hard time setting up the routers and tongue and groove bits. not sure I like the factory guide boards. they are not the same as you see in the videos. every video I have seen shows guide boards with angel iron. just wondering if those are whats neede to make a good tongue and groove panel. I don’t think they are available from the factory. the factory ones seem to move. any help or ideas. any help on how toalign and set up the v groove bits would be greatly appreciated, I need some tips/ help

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 06:14 PM

Have them rip you a fresh straight edge on the sawmill. Then the gang-rip works just fine. I make all my T&G with the knives on the accessory shaft and steel fences I welded up.

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