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Lumber-drying workshop on tap

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A two-day workshop for small-scale lumber producers and users, "Profitably Drying Small Quantities of Lumber," is scheduled for Nov. 9-10 at the Wood Education Resource Center in Princeton, W. Va.

The workshop is aimed at portable sawmill owners, specialty lumber producers, cabinet and woodworking shops that wish to learn how to effectively dry their lumber.

The majority of the course will be taught by Joe Denig, co-author of “Drying Hardwood Lumber.” Participants will receive hands-on experience operating the Wood Education Resource Center’s commercial type dry kiln using samples to monitor the drying and conditioning processes. Subjects that will be covered include drying yard practices, kiln operation, solar kilns, dehumidification kilns, vacuum kilns, small conventional kilns, wood moisture relationships and drying schedules.

The course is co-sponsored by the Wood Education and Resource Center and Sawmill magazine.

For information, contact Harry Watt at harry_watt@ncsu.edu or by calling 704-880-5034. The website is www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.

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