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Sawing methods for improving lumber yield recovery of out-of-shape hardwood saw logsAuthor(s): Neal Bennett
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-130. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionNot every saw log is straight and cylindrical in shape. In fact, logs are commonly out-of-round, tapered, or crooked, and often a combination of these shapes. Sawmill operators employ every means to recover as much yield as possible from each log. Yield recovery can be the difference between a profitable and a nonprofitable log. There are opportunities for improving yield in out-of-shape hardwood saw logs while still maintaining lumber quality.
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CitationBennett, Neal. 2014. Sawing methods for improving lumber yield recovery of out-of-shape hardwood saw logs. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-130. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 8 p.
KeywordsSawing methods, hardwood, logs
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