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Author Topic: Advanced Lumber Drying in eastern TN, Nov 11-12, ,2015  (Read 689 times)

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Advanced Lumber Drying in eastern TN, Nov 11-12, ,2015
« on: June 14, 2015, 06:38:15 AM »
More info to follow.  Topic outline...

Achieving The Objective of Drying--How strawberries, underwear and dried lumber are related
Drying Quiz (25 key questions and discussion)
How Drying Affects Subsequent Yields, Gluing and Machining
Quality Measurements of Green Lumber (How to identify those factors that affect drying and how to measure incoming lumber quality)
Advanced Concepts Drying--RH, Temperature, and Air Flow (Special emphasis on air flow; mini-quiz and discussion)
Shrinkage (When does green lumber start to shrink?  How does dry lumber shrink?)
Warp--Causes and Cures
Checking--Causes and Cures, with Emphasis on Oak
Stain--Causes and Cures, with Emphasis on Maple and Ash
Steaming Walnut (and a few other species) for Color Enhancement (Equipment and techniques)
Advanced Operations--Kiln Start-Up; Schedules; Equalizing and Conditioning
Thick Lumber Drying
Moisture Content Measurement (How 30 readings accurately predict the average and spread of MC for the entire load)
Dry Lumber Quality Measurements  (What to measure and what records to keep so that the next load is better)
How I Evaluate a Drying Operation (My personal check-list with explanations--stacking, air drying, predrying, kiln drying)
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Re: Advanced Lumber Drying in eastern TN, Nov 11-12, ,2015
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 06:38:02 PM »
gene  let us know when you get the registration info  i would love to attend if at all possible :)
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Re: Advanced Lumber Drying in eastern TN, Nov 11-12, ,2015
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 10:29:52 PM »
Sounds interesting.  Where in Tn.?
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