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Introduction to hardwood lumber quality/grading – Hardwood University Workshop

In this workshop, the experts will discuss the basic overview of reasons for grading lumber, measurement of boards, and NHLA lumber grading rules. The limited practice of grading sample boards. Discuss how log quality affects lumber grade and how head sawyer, resaw, edger, and trimmer operators can maximize value potential. This workshop is not a substitute for a full-length NHLA training course but will help you decide whether you would benefit from a full NHLA training course.

The registration form can be found on the Hardwood University Sign Up Form.

Cost: $79

9:30-9:45 Registration and Hardwood University Program Introduction

9:45-10:30 Introduction to lumber quality

10:30-12:00 National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) grading rules overview

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:30 Practice sample board grading

2:30-3:00 Effect of log quality, head sawyer, resaw, edger, and trimmer operators on lumber grade and how to can maximize value potential

3:00-3:30 Can lumber grading be automated?

3:30 Conclusion

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