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    An amazing machine

    I recently took on a part time job at a lumber mill where I get my wood. I am learning to run a Weinig moulder.

    The machine has six 25hp motors. it can take a 6/4 10" wide oak board and spit out a 9 inch crown at the other end at about 56 feet per minute.

    I ran about 1300 linear feet of cypress T&G flooring in about 40 minutes and that's only because the dust extractor had to be cleaned out mid way through the process.

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    Feeding that machine and keeping up with it is probably the hardest work I have done in my life. Moving 16' 10" wide rough cypress boards onto the feed table is insanely hard work.

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    WOW! I bet you know you've done a days work for a days pay when your done with that beast! Do that for a few months and you'll be bench pressing VW beetles.

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    Six 25hp motors? Man, I'll bet that thing's a humming son of a gun. John's comment about bench pressing Beetles brings up a point: Think of all the money you'll save by being able to cancel your gym membership.
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    Wow! That is a pretty cool machine. Running that fast I take it that there must be another guy at the outfeed side?
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Wow! That is a pretty cool machine. Running that fast I take it that there must be another guy at the outfeed side?
    Absolutely! If we are running T&G flooring he then puts if through the 36" belt sander and then I take the sanded board and lay it on a fork lift the I turn to feed another rough board into the machine. It's a big "U" turn set up.

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    My son runs those and I have seen them in action, AMAZING machines

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    Julio,

    That is an awesome machine. I really think you should get a couple of them for your hobby shop. As they said on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (after putting the dynamite into the railroad car, near the safe), "That ought to do it."

    Enjoy,
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    You are bringing back some memories for me Julio.

    At one point during a misspent summer during my college education, I managed to get a job in a molding mill. I got to work several jobs there manufacturing moldings, from working the outfeed side of a gangsaw and working on a 4 head molding mill.

    It was quite an experience and impressed upon me the value of getting a higher education....
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    I was able to talk the owner of the lumber mill to buy three door patterns. He made one of the knives the other day and ran me about 100 feet of sapele, maple, oak and cheery. Here is the sapele door all glued up and prettied. Click image for larger version. 

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    That is a great looking panel!
    Darren

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