|Forum topic by Chapstick||posted 03-19-2013 10:29 AM||7869 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-19-2013 10:29 AM
Hello. This is my first post with you guys and I’m looking forward to being around for a while. I’m closing on a house in a week and a half and it needs a good amount of work. I’m planning on going a little crazy with trim work so i picked up a foley belsaw 910 yesterday. I got it so i can make custom casings, crown, and chair rail.
The wood floors on the second floor are southern yellow pine, and are buckled terribly. I don’t think repair is an option. So I was checking out my new toy today and it popped in my head i could use this thing to crank out some flooring ! It has a 5 hp motor and it is in exceptional condition for its age.
I’m also picking up a cabinet saw next week and I already have a considerable tool stash including another 13 inch planer. I’m figuring i could get rough cut boards, plane them down, straighten out any crooked boards on the table saw, rip them to whatever size i wind up going with, run them through the planer to achieve S4S and finally set up the belsaw with a nice fence system and as many tongue cutters as i can fit and then throw the groove cutters in and finish them up. I could probably run them through 6-8 at a time. I’m finding 4/4 cherry near me for around $5 a board foot. If i buy pre made flooring its going to cost around that much and it won’t be as nice as cherry and im thinking i can get lengths to span entire rooms so there would be no seams. Twisted boards will be an issue so ill try to make sure i don’t wind up with any. I guess moisture content would have to be figured in as well and They will need that back cut done too so ill have to figure something out for that. I’ll stop rambling now but if anybody has any input on any of this i would be grateful. Thanks for reading.
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