Custom Mouldings

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Shedman

Established Member
Joined
7 Apr 2004
Messages
117
Reaction score
3
A quick question here! We are currently renovating our house, and need to replace skirting boards. Of course they are not typical profiles, and I wondered if anybody had experience of having custom mouldings made. Looking for potential suppliers in the Midlands, close to Kettering.

Would also be interested in an idea of cost.

Many thanks in advance.
 

Inspector

Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck!
Joined
18 Jun 2006
Messages
3,261
Reaction score
1,324
Location
Saskatoon, SK., Canada
Over here there are planing/molding (thicknesser/molder) machines available that are relatively inexpensive. With one you put the appropriate knife or knives in depending on machine and run your own molding. If you have lots to do they will pay for themselves but if you don't need much it doesn't pay. I don't understand why they wouldn't be popular in your country with all of the old architecture. I have the W&H and an older RBI (like the small Woodmaster). I have a profile grinder coming to make the knives with too. Even if only molding once in a while having a thicknesser is never a bad thing.


The only one in the UK I could find costs a fair bit more.

If you don't have a lot to make you could use hand planes for much less than getting them custom made.

Pete
 

Droogs

Is that chisel shar ... Ow
Joined
14 Mar 2013
Messages
5,579
Reaction score
2,535
Location
Edinburgh
Due to having a high injury rate in use over the years, especially compared to other static machines they tend to cause rather large increases in insurance premiums in commercial workshops. That and the devil reputation tends to discourage people here having them.
 

Inspector

Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck!
Joined
18 Jun 2006
Messages
3,261
Reaction score
1,324
Location
Saskatoon, SK., Canada
I didn't know that Droogs. I have never heard of anyone being injured with one here, that's not to say it doesn't happen but being fully enclosed they seem safer than a spindle molder. I'll continue to exercise care with mine.

Pete
 

Jar944

Established Member
Joined
5 Feb 2020
Messages
120
Reaction score
124
Location
USA
Due to having a high injury rate in use over the years, especially compared to other static machines they tend to cause rather large increases in insurance premiums in commercial workshops. That and the devil reputation tends to discourage people here having them.

Odd. I'm not sure how people are injuring themselves with single head enclosed moulders. It's like injuring yourself with a thicknesser.
 

Just4Fun

Established Member
Joined
21 Sep 2017
Messages
989
Reaction score
350
Location
Finland
When I needed some moulding made to match my exterior cladding I just went to a local saw mill. The cost per metre was the same as comparable "standard" designs. I just had to pay for the custom cutters for whatever machine they used. I don't remember the exact code of that but I think it was 100 or 150 euro, or something like that.

Is this approach possible in the UK?
 

clogs

just can't decide
Joined
24 Jul 2020
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
905
Location
Vamos, Crete, GREECE.......
that was my excuse to buy / add a Wadkin EQ spindle to my little collection of Wadkin machines.....
made hundreds if not thousands of feet of custon skirting and other mouldings for my self and clients.....
Had to sell it after 10 years or so for the last house move...but it had doubled in value...
A nice little earner.....selling that partiq Wadkin still upsets me to think about it....
Whitehill will custom make knives to ur moulding pattern.....
1/2 a decent joiners will make the moulding if u buy the knife blades.....£60 a pair'ish....
 

Fordgate1

Established Member
Joined
27 Jul 2021
Messages
27
Reaction score
13
Location
Bridgwater
A quick question here! We are currently renovating our house, and need to replace skirting boards. Of course they are not typical profiles, and I wondered if anybody had experience of having custom mouldings made. Looking for potential suppliers in the Midlands, close to Kettering.

Would also be interested in an idea of cost.

Many thanks in advance.
I had to do this many years ago, I borrowed a box of old moulding planes, I now use a Stanley 55.
 
Top