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No. 1 and No. 2 Common red oak yields: similar part sizes when gang-ripping is used to process boards with crookAuthor(s): Charles J. Gatchell; Charles J. Gatchell
Source: Res. Pap. NE-636. Radnor, 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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DescriptionComputer simulation was used to gang rip No. 1 and No. 2 Common red oak boards before and after removal of crook. While No. 1 Common produced slightly more total yield, the part yields were very similar. No. 1 Common was superior only in yielding 75-inch-long pieces. Either grade is an excellent choice for the furniture and cabinet industries.
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CitationGatchell, Charles J. 1990. No. 1 and No. 2 Common red oak yields: similar part sizes when gang-ripping is used to process boards with crook. Res. Pap. NE-636. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
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