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539 days ago

I’m considering having a wood supplier make some S4S soft Maple for me for drawer side stock. It would be milled in their molder from 4/4 rough sawn.

The woman in the office wasn’t sure, but I’m wondering if they would face joint it first, or if this is built into the molder? Or, is it not necessary to get the boards flat? Are they flat enough just planed over a 21” drawer side?

Thanks. (Wish I owned a planer.)


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#1 posted 539 days ago

To get them flat they need to be jounted . I guess you don’t have the equipment to do this yourself,if you do it will save you a lot ant you will have it done the way you want it done.

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#2 posted 539 days ago

Well, I have a 16” jointer but no planer…
I was borrowing a friend’s 12” “screamer” and that thing was an exercise in frustration.
I could either buy a planer or finish my kitchen…

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#3 posted 539 days ago

Well, if you have the jointer to make it flat, it seems to me that you could calculate pretty quickly whether or not you would be ahead financially to hire “them” to do it or buy a planer and do it yourself. if you have a band saw you could also calculate the difference between buying 4/4 and wasting a third of your lumber to mill it to half inch stock and buying 5/4 or 6/4 stock and resawing it to double your supply before putting it back through your planer. Why let the supplier have all the fun when this is what it’s all about anyway?

Besides, if you buy a planer, you will have it to play with long after the kitchen is finished.

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#4 posted 539 days ago

Wow that’s a monster of a jointer. It was just a suggestion to make it your self but it’s totally up to you where and how you spend your time and money. Good luck on getting that kitchen done Ben.

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#5 posted 539 days ago

yeah, thanks guys.
the jointer is definitely a beast. i got around the same time i got my 10’ patternmaker’s lathe, thinking i would need it for laminating porch post blanks. well, needless to say i’ve made one porch post and the lathe collects dust, and no i don’t have room for a planer, much less the money.

i do have a 20” band saw. maybe that’s a good idea. get 6/4, face joint it, then resaw it would get me parrallel. i’d need to make a fence for it though, as well as get a suitable resawing blade.

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#6 posted 539 days ago

the hardwood place only charges $.50 cents per board foot to plane, though…
i’m not sure if making it s4s is more, but i was quoted $192 for 9 boards, 8’ long, 5-9” wide.

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#7 posted 538 days ago

Dependig on the moulder, A 6 head for example will do a excellent job in flating if properly set-up. You have 2 top heads and 2 bottom heads. When I do s4s and am dealing with bowed material I will run with the bow down, less roller feed pressure and will take a larger 1 cut on the 1st bottom head. it gets harder to do like with 2in material.

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