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2019 Sawmill & Woodlot Seminar
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10/4/2019 to 10/5/2019
When: October 4-5, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Guernsey County Fairgrounds
335 Old National Rd
Lore City (Cambridge), Ohio  43755
United States
Contact: OFA Customer Service

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Guernsey County Fairgrounds – Lore City, OH (Cambridge)

2019 Sawmill & Woodlot Seminar
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Presenter: Brian H. Bond is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.


9:30 -11:00 AM

Hardwood Log Grading
When purchasing or selling logs, you must first determine its value, which requires estimating the volume, quality and value of potential products produced. This session includes a field portion where the techniques will be applied. Those attending should come prepared with a measuring tape and something to write with. A calculator may also be useful.


12:30-2:00 PM

Introduction to Sawing Logs Using Different Techniques(Part 1)
Various sawing patterns are used to maximize the value of material produced from a hardwood log. In this session, different sawing methods and the best way to apply each will be discussed, including live sawing, cant sawing and grade sawing.

3:00-4:30 PM
Exercise for Sawing Using Different Techniques (Part 2)

The various sawing patterns discussed in “Introduction to Sawing Logs Using Different Methods” will be applied to hardwood logs. Participants will be asked to apply the knowledge gained in the first session during sawing exercises.


9:30-11:00 AM
Specialty Sawing
The most common specialty sawing techniques include quarter sawing and rift sawing. This session will discuss several methods for producing quarter sawn and rift sawn lumber and the unique properties of these types of materials. The session will also include a sawing demonstration.

12:30-2:00 PM

Lumber Grading
When selling hardwood lumber, there must be a consistent way to estimate its value. This seminar will introduce participants to the standard grading rules of 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.

Introduction to Lumber Drying
The price of properly kiln-dried lumber is often double the price of green lumber and being able to supply dry lumber increases the number of markets that one can sell to. This seminar will cover the basic information that a small operator should know and consider regarding the drying of hardwood and softwood lumber including suggested drying methods and equipment for small operators, the basics of how wood dries and defects associated with drying.

Cancellation Policy: Admission tickets are non-refundable. Refunds for cancellation of seminar tickets will be made only upon request. Cancellations made prior to September 16, 2019 will receive a refund of 50% of seminar fees.

No refunds will be made after September 16, 2019.

For more information call OFA at 888-38-TREES (888-388-7337), or email


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