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Offline Steve G.

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« on: July 03, 2008, 10:08:16 AM »
Were going to be milling oak TnG flooring on monday, I have never touched a sawmill in my life before (a little exaggeration there)... any suggestions, how thick to cut them, how long, how to do the TnG (I was going to dado them on the TS)?

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 09:15:25 AM »
Steve, the thickness will depend on your application.  Same with the lenght.  Long lenghts make for less work on the install and looks better.  As far as the Tounge and Groove, best way is a shaper, then a Toung and Groove bit with a good router table and the last way I would ever do it is on a table saw. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 10:56:13 AM »
Wouldn't that be expensive for carbide bits to do it on a shaper or router. I have a porter cable router (either 3/4 or 1 HP) w/ table, will that be strong enough?

Say the floor joists will be spaced 2ft on center, will 5/4 be enough?
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 11:34:37 AM »
A carbide T&G bit is less than $100 and should do all the flooring you have. 

I did mine on a router table I built and one bit and its still like new.  We did about 1000 sqft of flooring with it. 

Are you putting down anytype of subfloor or is the T&G flooring it.  If that is all I would not go less than 5/4.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 11:51:20 AM »
We're not doing any subflooring, just TnG. Should I go 6/4?
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 02:40:24 PM »
No sub flooring is a very poor idea and I would think that the local planning folks would frown on that idea.

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 04:52:55 PM »
I am assuming the bottom side of the flooring is going to be visible from the first floor?  With 24" centers I personally would go 6/4 just to avoid creeks later on when its walked on.  Less movement up and down between joists when its thicker.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 09:20:01 PM »
No sub flooring is a very poor idea and I would think that the local planning folks would frown on that idea.

We'll have subflooring for the first floor but for the second floor where you'll see it from the first floor we'll just use TnG.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 06:19:56 PM »
so how did that work out for you steve
i got my t&g bit from grissleys less than $100. also

We'll have subflooring for the first floor but for the second floor where you'll see it from the first floor we'll just use TnG.
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