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Nov 29, 2018

Fall 2018 Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting

The Fall Southeastern Dry Kiln Club Meeting was held from November 8 – November 9 25, 2018 in Mt. Gilead, NC. The technical sessions started with Rob and Nick Girardi giving a presentation on continuous dry kilns (CDK). They focused on the advantages of the technology and provided interesting insights to the history and development.… 

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… 

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… 

Sep 12, 2016

Differential Shrinkage and the Cupping of Lumber

Wood shrinkage is often calculated with the assumption that the radial and tangential shrinkage occurs parallel to the surfaces of either flatsawn or quartersawn lumber.  As a result, the calculated shrinkage has a built-in error in calculating the change in dimension since it ignores the curvilinear nature of the growth rings.  An Excel spreadsheet model… 

Jan 27, 2016

NC State announces Dry Kiln Operator’s Workshop to be held in May

ANNUAL HARDWOOD DRY KILN OPERATOR’S SHORT COURSESponsored by the Southeastern Dry Kiln ClubMay 17 – 20, 2016NC 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 kiln operators… 

Jun 8, 2015

NC State Announces NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop

NHLA HARDWOOD LUMBER GRADING WORKSHOP Sponsored by the SouthEastern Dry Kiln ClubJuly 21 – 23, 2015NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC The value of “rules conscious” employees is a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This three-day workshop will include a…