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    Author(s): Charles J. Gatchell; Charles J. Gatchell
    Date: 1996
    Source: Forest Products Journal. 46(6): 37-40.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    This paper presents a step-by-step procedure for designing the "best" sequence of saw spacings for a fixed-blade gang ripsaw arbor. Using the information contained in a cutting bill and knowledge of the lumber width distributions to be processed, thousands of possible saw spacing sequences can be reduced to a few good ones.

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    Gatchell, Charles J. 1996. Designing a fixed-blade gang ripsaw arbor with a pencil. Forest Products Journal. 46(6): 37-40.

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