Tongue & Groove with V
Ok guys, one of my friends had 3 Red Oak Trees come down in the last storm. I'm heading out there today and her 2 sons are checking out some of the lumber that I already have cut and stacked. The guys are in to it big time, helping me cut and move logs onto the mill (chainsaws, chains, cables, blocks/pulleys). We're having a great day!
One of the brothers asks me if I will sell him 80 boards. He wants them 3/8" x 5" x 16 ft (concerned about weight). Tongue & Groove with the V notch as well. This will be my first sale so I hoping for some advice. Seems a bit thin for T&G and a V notch! But I'm not sure. I can cut them with the mill and plane them pretty easy. I'm concerned about the routing thought. Has anybody dressed that much lumber. How many bits will I go through. Should I mill them while still wet in stead on letting them season and get harder? Would 1/2" or 5/8" or 3/4" be a better suited thickness? He is going to put them on his ceiling and doesn't want any joints, thus the 16 ft length. And what do you guys think would be a fair price?
I may even be able to get a local cabinet shop to the T&G work, don't know. All I have right now is the little HF router table (bad decision, I know now). As always, you input is greatly appreciated.