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Grade-sawing Hardwood Logs Hardwood University

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.

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For specific class information please contact Rado Gazo, Purdue University at or 765.494.3634. Other questions call 317-288-0008.

The Hardwood University is sponsored by Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the  Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA). Program goals are to provide hardwood industry professionals with information and training on sustainability of material supply, best management practices, procurement and marketing, tree, log and lumber quality and measurement, step-by-step processing techniques, equipment and decision-making.

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