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    Author(s): John. Dramm
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Van Sambeek, J.W.; Jackson, Elizabeth A.; Coggeshall, Mark V.; Thomas, Andrew L.; Michler, Charles H. eds. 2013. Managing fine hardwoods after a half century of research: Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2011 August 1-3; Madison, WI. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-115. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 11-14.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The Sawmill Improvement Program (SIP) provides guidance to improve the bottom line of a sawmill both by recovering more lumber from a log and by using simplified procedures to produce more grade lumber. Lessons learned from SIP have led to improved yields of grade lumber through improved log manufacturing, reducing sawing variation by using thinner kerf saws and better decisionmaking from debarking of logs to edging of grade lumber, and better product sizing by reducing dimensional oversizing and excessive planning allowances. Developing higher grades of lumber requires a skillful edger and trim saw operator as well as a skillful sawyer.

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    Citation

    Dramm, John. 2013. Sawmilling practices for hardwoods. In: Van Sambeek, J.W.; Jackson, Elizabeth A.; Coggeshall, Mark V.; Thomas, Andrew L.; Michler, Charles H. eds. 2013. Managing fine hardwoods after a half century of research: Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2011 August 1-3; Madison, WI. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-115. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 11-14.

    Keywords

    Juglans, plantation culture, nut production

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