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2018 Trade Buyer/Sawmill & Woodlot Seminars
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10/5/2018 to 10/6/2018
When: October 5-6, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Guernsey County Fairgrounds
335 Old National Rd
Old Washington, Ohio  43768
United States
Contact: OFA Customer Service
888-388-7337


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The Paul Bunyan Show - October 5-7, 2018

Guernsey County Fairgrounds – Cambridge, OH (Old Washington)

2018 Sawmill & Woodlot Seminar

Presenter: Brian H. Bond is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

9:30 -11:00 AM

Introduction to Hardwood Lumber Grading

This seminar will introduce participants to the standard grading rules of the National Hardwood

Lumber Grading and demonstrate how they are applied. Participants are expected to participate in the application of the grading rules. Bring a calculator and something to write with. This course provides a good foundation for the sawing for grade course.


12:30-2:00 PM

Sawing for Grade and Patterns in Hardwoods-Part 1
This is the first of a two-part session. Various sawing patterns are used to maximize the value of material produced from a hardwood log. In this session, different sawing methods will be discussed, including grade sawing and quarter sawing. Part 1 of this session will focus on presenting and discussing the methods and Part 2 will focus on sawing exercises to demonstrate the topics presented and allow the participants to apply their newly-learned knowledge.

3:00-4:30 PM

Sawing for grade and patterns in hardwoods Part 2  
This is the second part of a two-part session. Various sawing patterns are used to maximize the value of material produced from a hardwood log. In this session, different sawing methods will be discussed, including grade sawing and quatersawing. Part 1 of this session focused on presenting and discussing the methods and Part 2 will focus sawing exercises to demonstrate the topics presented and allow the participants to apply their newly learned knowledge. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

9:30-11:00 AM

Solar drying of lumber
Solar drying provides an excellent way to dry small quantities lumber inexpensively with limited knowledge of the drying process. With kiln dried lumber you can expand your market and add value.  In this session, you will learn the basics of solar lumber drying and its limitations. The seminar will focus on the design and operation of the Virginia Tech Solar Kiln. Plans for the kiln will be provided.

12:30-2:00 PM

How to avoid defects when drying lumber
Defects that occur during lumber drying, reduce the value and volume of useable material. The goal of this seminar is to discuss the causes of defects that occur during drying and to provide solutions to the problem. Specifically, the focus will be on how to avoid stain, end splits, surface checks and bow, twist, cup, crook.

3:00-4:30PM

Basics of burning wood for heat
This seminar will focus on the basic properties of solid wood for burning to produce heat. Topics covered include: What are the best species to use and why? What factors affect the amount of creosote produced when burned. What moisture content should wood be and how should wood be stored? Higher heating values, what are they and how are they determined for different species?What factors can affect the heat produced when wood burns?What is a cord, a face cord, a rick or a pickup truck load of material and how much variation can exist for these measurements?What is wood ash and how much should I expect for different species? What insects attack firewood and how to prevent them?What is better to burn hardwoods or softwoods?

Cancellation Policy: Admission tickets are non-refundable. Refunds for cancellation of seminar tickets will be made only upon request. Cancellations made prior to September 18, 2017 will receive a refund of 50% of seminar fees.

No refunds will be made after September 17, 2018.

For more information call OFA at 888-38-TREES (888-388-7337), or email Info@OhioForest.org.

 

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