Brock Morgan of Morgan & Co. Builders P/L, a new SH410 owner needed to make cladding from recycled Oregon boards for one of his client projects. The boards were to be ripped from nominally 50x125mm boards. The cladding was to have a tongue and groove with shadow line between the boards.
First things first, we tried and couple of tests to confirm the results would match requirements and understand the process. It went like this….
The first task was to rip the 125mm boards down the centre using the SH410 rip saw blade, however the SH410 is only has a 75mm depth of cut. So using the optional T&G Accessory as support fences to securely hold the board on edge, we passed the 50x125mm through the rip blade at full depth of cut. This rip pass simultaneously planed the top edge with the planing head.
Next we flipped the boards over and fed them through again, ripping the remaining 50mm. This worked perfectly and not even a small step was present where the cuts overlapped by 25mm. As before, the top edge was simultaneously planed.
The next step was to plane the anti-cupping cove into the back of the boards, so we fitted the cove knive to the planing head and fed the boards through. Simultaneously this planed the board to required thickness, and ripped off any excess width with the ripping blade if necessary.
Now onto planing the T&G by fitting the groove knives to the planing head. Again using the T&G Accessory as support fences to securely hold the board on edge, we passed the boards through and produced the groove. All looking good so far.
We then changed the groove knives over to the tongue knives. We flipped the boards over and fed them through again, producing the tongue.
And we’re done. The T&G aligned perfectly when we put the boards together.
One requirement was to leave the outward facing surface unplaned for a more rustic look. We tried a bit of both to see how it went. Both rough surface and planed boards looked good.
Brock was happy with the process and result, so started all over again producing packs of final product for his client.
“Very pleasing to see the these boards from the SH410, the rough sawn surface looks great. Mate it’s awesome, thanks heaps.” Brock Morgan (Morgan & Co. Builders P/L)