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Offline woodhaven

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NHLA Rules
« on: June 27, 2003, 08:47:02 AM »
Where can I get a copy of these NHLA rules you all are talking so much about? I guess I have missed something over the years. I always sell by what I would pay if I were the buyer. If it looks like junk then I sell it that way. If it looks good with nice grain and solid I sell it that way. ( I'm not rich yet)
I don't feel that the customer should pay for my miss cuts or bad judgement . Of course I have seen a few people I would like to charge just for stopping by.

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Re: NHLA Rules
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Re: NHLA Rules
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2003, 09:54:13 AM »
Here is a link to the NHLA online catalog:  Rule books are $7

Another good site is the American Hardwood Export Council.  They have an illustrated grading guide.  This may be all you need.  It covers the grades, defects, and the species.

The NHLA rules are developed for the people in the industry.  It has little relevance to consumers at the retail level.  I've never seen a board represented by any grade in a retail store.  

Some of the boards that you pull for your customers might be worth less to large scale lumber users.  Character woods often have defect in it - that's what gives it character.  Industry is only interested in the yield of clear stock in a board and of what dimension.
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