“I’ve done woodworking since I was little. I was in construction and painting for 25 years, now I make high-end custom mirrors using antique-finish mirror glass. My company is Timeless Reflections. http://www.antiqued-mirrors.com/
I own a Woodmaster 718 and use it to make mirror frames and also specialty trim for other projects. I make molding rather than buy generic trim patterns from home centers and big box stores.
High-end work deserves custom trim
I chose Woodmaster because no other molder/planer works as well. I got the 18” 718 because I’m in a commercial business. I never run anything over 12” wide but I wanted more power than Woodmaster’s 12” 712.
I have a big collection of molding knives. Most are custom made, many by Woodmaster. I always get duplicate knife patterns — I run two blades at a time in Woodmaster’s 700S2 head. It’s not like one blade isn’t enough. But running two blades, I can run large moldings at full speed and rarely have to sand anything.
Combining stock profiles yields one-of-a-kind patterns
I customize my own knives with the help of Woodmaster Tools. I design my own moldings by setting up two or three of my knives in the head to create the profile I want. I make a wooden prototype and send it to Woodmaster to be turned into a knife in M2 steel.
Woodmaster’s a 10 out of 10 and I have nothing but good things to say about the machine and the people at the company. If you don’t own one, but have been thinking of buying a Woodmaster 718, stop thinking and start buying. It is my favorite tool in my shop and since I have bought it I have never looked back. Run your first piece of molding and you will be HOOKED!”
— Rob Schramm, Woodmaster 718 Owner, Spring Valley IL