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Old 02-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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does anyone know where the floorboard seal is installed? what edges is it nailed to?
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Here's an original 1928 floorboard. The seal gets tacked with small nails to the side and bottom edge.
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When I installed mine I nailed the cloth seal to the side and bottom of the floorboards. I had seen it in one of the books but am sorry to say I don't know which one. They fit very snug doing it this way.
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thanks, as for the front, does it go right around the perimeter? 3 of the sides? I'm not sure where it starts and ends.
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Guess I was toooooooo sslllooooooow.
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Here's a couple more pictures that should show the webbing better.

The toe board doesn't have webbing on the bottom edge, where it meets the floorboard, and the front floorboard doesn't have webbing on the front edge.
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thanks!!
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My friend Makita and I are pros at duplicating that planer chatter on hardwood! My new friend Commercial-san Hitachi may do better in the future.
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How about the top board where the pedals come thru?
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Here is my original 1928 toeboard made with dovetailed boards. Even though some of the welt is missing, you can see the tacks that held it in place. Welting was used only on the full width sections along the top edge. So, the ~ half thickness part in the center shows no sign of welt ever being used there.
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Thanks to all! the pic's were a great help!
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I'm in the process of replacing my floorboards. The welting on the original floorboards measures about 1 3/8" wide. The new repro welt measures 1" wide (and appears thicker). The reproduction floorboards are made from 3/4" plywood so the overlap onto the bottom of the floorboard is only about 1/4" at best. It's difficult to get the overlap tacked down. Has anyone had the same issue? Have you used a different type of welting?

I just measured the thickness of an original floorboard at approx. 5/8". I think that's correct.
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I'm in the process of replacing my floorboards. The welting on the original floorboards measures about 1 3/8" wide. The new repro welt measures 1" wide (and appears thicker). The reproduction floorboards are made from 3/4" plywood so the overlap onto the bottom of the floorboard is only about 1/4" at best. It's difficult to get the overlap tacked down. Has anyone had the same issue? Have you used a different type of welting?

I just measured the thickness of an original floorboard at approx. 5/8". I think that's correct.
Buy the floorboard seal from A&L and you may have a more correct width.

Years ago I bought from A&L and someone else (?) and the A&L was better.
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