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    Author(s): Thomas Harless; Francis G. Wagner; Phillip Steele; Fred Taylor; Vikram Yadama; Charles W. McMillin
    Date: 1991
    Source: Forest Products Journal 41(4):25-30
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    A precise research methodology is described by which internal log-defect locations may help select hardwood log ortentation and sawing procedure to improve lumber value. Procedures for data collection, data handling, simulated sawing, and data analysis are described. A single test log verified the methodology. Results from this log showed significant differences in lumber-value yield due to circumferential log ortentation and sawing method.

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    Harless, Thomas; Wagner, Francis G.; Steele, Phillip; Taylor, Fred; Yadama, Vikram; McMillin, Charles W. 1991. Methodology for locating defects within hardwood logs and determining their impact on lumber-value yield. Forest Products Journal 41(4):25-30

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