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Proper Edging and Trimming Will Help Improve Lumber ValueAuthor(s): Philip A. Araman
Source: HMA Link. 3(5): 6-7
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionDecisions on where to edge and trim waning edged boards, or to trim other boards, can have a major effect on the performance of a sawmill. Optimum decisions are difficult for a number of reasons, including: complexity of grading rules; operator skills; operator fatigue or lack of interest at times; and, the inability of operators to include lumber prices in decisions. This article discusses the results from a study of three medium-sized hardwood sawmills and indicates that edging and trimming can be improved significantly.
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CitationAraman, Philip A. 1991. Proper Edging and Trimming Will Help Improve Lumber Value. HMA Link. 3(5): 6-7
- Increasing Hardwood Lumber Recovery and Value at the Edger and Trimmer
- Real-time value optimization of edging and trimming operations for rough, green hardwood lumber
- Value of Defect Information in Automated Hardwood Edger and Trimmer Systems
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