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    Author(s): Charles W. McMillin; Richard W. Conners; Henry A. Huber
    Date: 1984
    Source: Forest Products Journal 34(1):13-20
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    During conventional production of solid wood furniture parts, logs are first sawed into lumber having defects randomly located throughout the board. The lumber is then remanufactured and the defects removed by ripping and crosscutting. The process is labor intensive, and saw kerf losses alone waste substantial volumes of lumber.

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    McMillin, Charles W.; Conners, Richard W.; Huber, Henry A. 1984. ALPS- A potential new automated lumber processing system. Forest Products Journal 34(1):13-20

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