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Title: Evaluation of mixed hardwood studs manufactured by the Saw-Dry-Rip (SDR) process

Author: Maeglin, R. R.; Boone, R. S.;

Date: 1985

Source: (Research note FPL ; 0249):10 p. : ill, 1 map ; 28 cm.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: This paper describes increment cores (a useful tool in forestry and wood technology) and their uses which include age determination, growth increment, specific gravity determination, fiber length measurements, fibril angle measurements, cell measurements, and pathological investigations. Also described is the use and care of the increment borer which is essential in obtaining good cores. A caution is also given as to the tree damage that boring can cause, with suggestions for minimizing damage.

Keywords: Drying, Rip sawing, Manufacture, Wetwood, Sawing, Warping, Grading, Struts, Hardwoods, Crook, Red maple, Basswood, Black willow, Wood construction, Sawmill studies

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Maeglin, R. R.; Boone, R. S. 1985. Evaluation of mixed hardwood studs manufactured by the Saw-Dry-Rip (SDR) process. (Research note FPL ; 0249):10 p. : ill, 1 map ; 28 cm.


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