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close this bookOperations with Shaping Machines - Course: Mechanical woodworking techniques. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 18 p.)
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View the document1. Purpose of Shaping Machine Operations
View the document2. Construction of a Shaping Machine
View the document3. Tools of a Shaping Machine
View the document4. Mode of Operation of a Shaping Machine
View the document5. Servicing and Looking After the Machine
View the document6. Labour Safety Measures

1. Purpose of Shaping Machine Operations

Shaping machines are wood-working devices used mainly for chip-forming cutting of workpieces (narrow faces). Milling results in workpiece profiles.

Figure 1 - Simple workpiece profile forms

(1) fold, (2) plane, (3) slot, (4) grain, (5) quarter round, (6) quarter chamfer

A combination of various basic profiles can also be realised.

Figure 2 - Profile combinations

The combination of profiled faces ensues in various wood connections in furniture construction (tables, cupboards) and when making doors and windows.

Figure 3 - Examples of wood connections (joints)

(1), (2) face comer joints, (3), (4) lateral joints

What is the purpose of milling?