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Re: Getting the most out of a log with Dr. Gene, 7/29/20 webinar
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2020, 07:24:14 AM »
BTW, Gene has another live one coming up Next weds. titled "Improving Edging & Trimming Practices for Maximum Return" and I plan to make that one too. The only difference between watching it live or recorded after the fact is being able to ask questions. Posing questions is done well in his presentations, but I am finding the Gene is such a good instructor that he answers all my questions (so far) soon after I formulate them in my head and before I finish typing them.
 As someone who used to teach and present technical information in formal settings, I very much enjoy watching a good instructor at work regardless of the material. Gene is one of the best I've seen. I am enjoying these videos tremendously and learning a lot even after having read his books.
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2020, 10:47:35 AM »
yes I got in and watched the first quarter of the drying part 1.  OG it must be the engineer (pardon my French) in you that made you want to think you could not exceed 100%.. i used to wonder if it was 2% per day and if each day it dropped total water loss as the % of a smaller and smaller number.  lots to learn.  I think that is why the drying guys like it this way and then the loss in water weight each day can remain constant.
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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2020, 09:23:23 AM »
yes I got in and watched the first quarter of the drying part 1.  OG it must be the engineer (pardon my French) in you that made you want to think you could not exceed 100%.. i used to wonder if it was 2% per day and if each day it dropped total water loss as the % of a smaller and smaller number.  lots to learn.  I think that is why the drying guys like it this way and then the loss in water weight each day can remain constant.
Yes Doc, you are right. When he got to the point of explaining that, as well as explaining how an engineer would figure it, I thought he was talking directly to me as if he was inside my head. It was a little spooky, but he nailed it and now it makes sense. As for WHY it is done that way, I liked his answer: "Just because, that's the way they decided to do it". Works for me. Some things you just have to accept as is. I just need to understand it in order to gain a working knowledge of how all this stuff relates, which is my end goal for now.
I just completed the second session, more good stuff. I can see myself going back and watching these all again in a few months to strengthen what I learned and put to use and remind of the stuff I missed or didn't quite get right. AT the end of that session (2) he warns that the book will be used more for the 3rd session and there will be a lot more detail involved. "Get a good's nights sleep before it" he advises. So I will take the hint and re-read that book before I watch the session. There are a few charts I just could not figure out, one of which he explained in the second session and that turned out to be an eye opener of new knowledge for me which I think opened the door to understanding more about kiln cycles and schedules.
Knowledge is power.
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2020, 10:14:52 AM »

Yes Doc, you are right. When he got to the point of explaining that, as well as explaining how an engineer would figure it, I thought he was talking directly to me as if he was inside my head. It was a little spooky, 
That had to be kind of scary for Dr. Wengert too, I hope he made it back out ok!!!   :D :D :D
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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2020, 10:28:12 AM »
That had to be kind of scary for Dr. Wengert too, I hope he made it back out ok!!!   :D :D :D
I am pretty confident he made it out OK. 
 I have been diverted this morning reading (yet) another of his papers, this one is on log grading. Another subject which is a bit of a dark art to me. Trying to get a feel for the concepts. "Guidelines for Grading Hardwood Logs". (1994)
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:31 AM »
" dark art", so conjuring Harry Potter?  I agree.  I now understand the algebraic derivation of the other equations that are simpler to use, but not as intuitively understood.  i watched most of the first, since I am on a long work stint.
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2020, 03:56:01 PM »
I don't know who this Potter fella is. Does he run a Timberking or a Woodmizer? No, dark art is a term I made up which is somewhere in between a grey area and Black magic.
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2020, 04:13:38 PM »
well you might like it, could watch it with the grandsons.  and he wears a hat like yours!   :o :o :o :) :) :)

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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2020, 05:01:48 PM »
well you might like it, could watch it with the grandsons.  and he wears a hat like yours!   :o :o :o :) :) :)

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Yeah I know who he is now. That doesn't look much like any hat I have (well maybe one of my Stetson's, but my 4x beavers don't get rumpled like that). Doc, you do know that is all fiction, right?  :D ;D
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