October 6 & 7 Cambridge Ohio
There's been a lot of sawdust through the chute since the 2015 Great Portable Sawmill Shoot-Out®, and this year, manufacturers from around the world are bringing back tried-and-true machines, as well as a few new models.
Over the course of two days, The Shoot-Out will feature 14 sawmills, ranging in power from 13 hp to 65 hp, with every option imaginable, including full hydraulic log handling, computerized setworks, and edgers. This special section offers you a quick look at the participating mills.
|Friday, Oct. 6||Saturday, Oct. 7|
|9:30-11:00AM||Basics of Hardwood Lumber Grading||9:30-11:00AM||Guidelines for Edging Hardwood Lumber|
|12:30-2:00PM||Sawing for Grade and Patters in Hardwood - Part 1/td>||12:30-2:00PM||Drying Options for the Small Operator|
|3:00-4:30PM||Sawing for Grading and Patterns in Hardwoods - Part 2||3:00-4:30PM||Understanding Wood & Water for Woodworkers|
|Our Seminar Presenter is Brian H. Bond, a Professor & Extension Specialist in the Dept of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.|
How a tree grows, and how we saw and dry the lumber will affect how straight and flat a piece will be after drying.
As moisture in wood changes, so do its dimensions, which lead to many wood-workers' problems.
Tips from a pro on safety, cutting, skidding, machinery, and much more.