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Grade-sawing hardwood logs - Hardwood University Workshop

Theory and practice of sawing hardwood logs into lumber. Observe external characteristics affecting lumber quality and measurement of selected logs. Discuss decisions made at head saw, resaw, edger and trimmer that affect the lumber grade. Cut logs on a portable sawmill to observe the process in practice and evaluate the impact of right/wrong decisions. Tour commercial sawmill (Gazo).


9:30 – 9:45 Registration

9:45 – 10:00 Hardwood University Program Introduction (Gazo)

10:00 – 11:00 Overview of hardwood sawmilling process and sawyer decisions (Gazo)

11:00 – 12:00 Using portable sawmill to grade saw logs (Gazo, Bollock)

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 1:30 Grade and tally lumber (Gazo, Pike Lumber grader)

1:30 – 2:30 Tour Pike Lumber Sawmill (Pike Lumber personnel)

2:30 – 3:30 Economic analysis of log and lumber volume and value (Gazo)

3:30 Conclusion

Cost: $79

Indiana Society of American Foresters qualifies for XX Category 1 SAF CFFs

Indiana Association of Consulting Foresters qualifies for XX Category 1 CFE Credits

This workshop is part of our Hardwood University program. More details and a registration form can be found on the Hard Wood University Workshop site.

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