There are a number of things that need to happen before your lumber is ready to mill.  Typically, we need to draw your profile in CAD, laser-cut a knife template, and grind your custom knife.  We then need to sort and pull your lumber, and rip it down to size for milling.  Then once the knives are set into cutter heads, we need to set up the cutter heads on the moulder and run a “setup board”, which is a test piece of lumber to ensure we are hitting the correct profile measurements (down to 1/32 of an inch).