Every project starts at the lumber rack. After a rough list is calculated, pieces are sifted through for the best cuts with the least waste.
Next up is the planer. This massive machine with a large cylindrical blade, takes off chunks of lumber to get the material to the correct width.
Next up is the shaper. This machine cuts both the interior profile and exterior glazng rebate at the same time. Cutter heads can be moved and replaced to fit any shape or style.
The tenoner was orginally used in wood window manufacturing in the 1950's and 60's. Weighing in at an impressive 1200 pounds, this machines cuts both the cope and the tenon. Members that has been taken to exact (within 1/64" tolerance) dimensions, are run through the tenoner. Video shows muntin tenon and copes being cut.