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Mar 28, 2022

51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at NC State Announced

The 51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course May 24 – 27, 2022NC State UniversityHodges Wood Products LabRaleigh, North CarolinaContact Phil Mitchell for more information at919-515-5581 or phil_mitchell@ncsu.eduClick Here for more information and registration. Course Description This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related… 

May 12, 2021

NC State’s Online Lumber Drying Mini-Course Begins June 22, 2021

June 22, 23, 24, and June 29, 30, July 1, 202110 AM – 11:30 each of the above dates This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes, focusing on hardwood lumber drying. You will have to preregister but there will… 

Mar 27, 2020

New Web App Calculates Equilibrium Moisture Content whether you measure humidity with Wet Bulb, Dew Point, or Relative Humidity

NC State’s Wood Products Extension has converted the EMC Calculate (Excel) spreadsheet to a web based application that works well with web-connected devices.  The EMC Calculate app will calculate an estimate of the EMC (Equilibrium Moisture Content of wood) based on the dry bulb temperature and one of the following:  relative humidity, wet bulb or dew… 

Jan 14, 2020

2020 Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at NC State Announced – CANCELLED

Cancelled – the 51st Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course – Cancelled Cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reschedule this short course later in the year. Sponsored by the SouthEastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 19 – 22, 2020NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively… 

Feb 12, 2019

Two Workshops Announced for 2019 by NC State University

THE 50TH ANNUAL HARDWOOD DRY KILN OPERATOR’S SHORT COURSE  Sponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 14 – 17, 2019NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  It will have value for the beginner as well as experienced… 

Jan 19, 2018

Predicting the Air-Drying Time for Lumber Using the Air-Drying Estimator Spreadsheet

Lumber is often air-dried for months prior to being kiln dried. The air-drying yard manager must decide when to stop air-drying and move the lumber to the dry kiln. The Air-Drying Estimator Excel spreadsheet is based on previous air-drying of lumber research. The intent of the Air-Drying Estimator is to help the air-drying yard manager… 

Nov 17, 2017

Calculating the Equilibrium Moisture Content

The moisture content of wood in an environment held at the constant conditions of temperature and relative humidity will come to an equilibrium with its surroundings.  The air temperature and relative humidity will determine the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) conditions, and the moisture content of wood in that environment will approach the EMC of the… 

Oct 17, 2017

NC STATE WOOD PRODUCTS EXTENSION UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall 2017 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting (Jointly with OVLDA), Alcoa and Vonore, TN, Nov. 2-3, 2017 (see below for more information) 2017 Upholstery Frame Workshop, Conover, NC, Nov. 9, 2017. (contact Harry Watt: harry_watt@ncsu.edu or 704-880-3067 or see brochure) Profitable Small Sawmills and Firewood Businesses Workshop, Spring or Summer of 2018.  (contact Harry Watt: harry_watt@ncsu.edu… 

May 24, 2017

NC State Hosts NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop

NHLA HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADING WORKSHOPJune 13 – 15, 2017North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina This popular workshop gives yardmen, sawyers, edger operators, sales and office staff, as well as management level personnel an introduction to lumber inspection. This course is designed as an introduction and a refresher course of the NHLA Rules. The course will… 

Apr 6, 2017

NC State’s Dry Kiln Operator’s Workshop to be held May 16 – 19, 2017

THE 48TH ANNUAL HARDWOOD DRY KILN OPERATOR’S SHORT COURSESponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 16 – 19, 2017NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC This short course will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  It will have value for the beginner as well as experienced…