The setup fee covers all the 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 sort and pull your lumber, and rip it down to size for milling. Once the knives are set into cutter heads, we set up the cutter heads on the moulder and run a “setup board,” which is a test piece of lumber to ensure that we hit the correct profile measurements (down to 1/32 of an inch).