Brian Bond, who has presented the Sawmill & Woodlot magazine seminar series at the Paul Bunyan show for a number of years now, returns again this fall. Brian is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech and has also written a great article on hardwood lumber grading in this issue.
Brian's seminars will guide you from log to lumber during the two days. You can sign up for all six seminars to get exposure to the entire process, or you can select those sessions specifically targeted to your needs. For more information, see below or go to www.ohioforest.org.
Do-it-yourself woodlot management is full of hearty challenges, and doing it well is very rewarding.
When working with hardwoods, understanding hardwood lumber grades is vital for both the production and sale of your product.
Successful drying of lumber can be technical and high maintenance, but if you are not loading green lumber in your kiln and pushing it right to the limit, the task can be easier and simpler.
Drying 4/4 through 8/4 white woods like maple and ash is a bit tricky, but the defects are controllable.
The Original American Forestry Show
October 4-6, 2019
Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds