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Comparison of glue-line quality between gang edging and straight-line rippingAuthor(s): Charles J. Gatchell; James R. Olson; James R. Olson
Source: Res. Pap. NE-588. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionGang edging with a dip-chain fed gang ripsaw produces gluing surfaces equal to those from a straight-line ripsaw in yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) and red oak (Quercus rubra). Special care in gluing red oak was needed to get shear strengths equal to solid wood values. However, the strength comparisons between sawing methods showed no differences between gang edging and straight-line ripping regardless of gluing procedures.
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CitationGatchell, Charles J.; Olson, James R. 1986. Comparison of glue-line quality between gang edging and straight-line ripping. Res. Pap. NE-588. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
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