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New technology for low-grade hardwood utilization: System 6Author(s): Hugh W. Reynolds; Charles J. Gatchell
Source: Res. Pap. NE-504. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiemnt Station. 8p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSystem 6 is a technology for converting low-grade hardwood to high-valued end products such as furniture and kitchen cabinets. Among its concepts are: (1) a new, nonlumber product called standard-size blanks; (2) highly automated methods of converting the logs to blanks; (3) total processing of every board that contains a minimum-size cutting; and (4) minimized machine operator decisions and limited choices. While details of procedure and machinery may vary, the seven steps given are considered mandatory for profitable low-grade hardwood conversion.
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CitationReynolds, Hugh W.; Gatchell, Charles J. 1982. New technology for low-grade hardwood utilization: System 6. Res. Pap. NE-504. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiemnt Station. 8p.
Keywordsfurniture manufacturing, lumber drying, hardwood dimension
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