09:40AM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
I will soon be purchasing an 8-year old 2-story traditional that needs some TLC to the entire upstairs. The previous owners skimped on all the materials so I want to do the following:
1. Remove Carpet
2. Remove Window/Door Casing
3. Remove Baseboard
4. Remove Doors/Bi-Folds
5. Re-Paint
6. Install 6-Panel Oak & Oak Bi-Folds
7. Install New Carpet
8. Install New Casing/BaseBoard (Natural Oak).

I am not happy with the selection at the home centers; they offer only 1 or 2 different types (Colonial or Teardrop in Casing). I am stuck with 2 1/4" casing(since that is the max width my house will allow in many places) and maybe a 4" baseboard. I have been to a few Millwork Shops and found W180 Profile that would look good but it's not available in Oak. There are no Sills/Aprons on any of the windows so that makes things a bit easier for me.

That being said, I was thinking of going for a Shaper or Moulder equipped with a stock feeder to create my own Casing as well as Baseboard to go along with it. I was watching This Old House Yesterday and noticed that Tom Silva had a Moulder with a custom set of knives. There are no Sills/Aprons on any of the windows upstairs so that makes things a bit easier for me. I already know that in addition to this project I will have many other projects requiring it so I am not afraid to spend some $$'s to get myself setup. When casing runs $3-$6 per foot, this seems like an expense that could be justified. I have a 25x40 Shop that has plenty of open floorspace for equipment like this and enjoy woodworking with my tablesaw,router,jointer, etc.

Any thoughts from fellow woodworkers?




03:24PM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
This is a wonderful tool sounds like you have lots of room. If consedering this item, I would get at a 1 1/2 or larger with reverse. preferably Delta or Shop fox. also, remember the cutter heads and mold heads are individual and very expensive, as well as the tool itself. If you would like a catalogue on cutter heads and machines, send me a personal adress, and I will forward same to you. you can also look at my website.

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