Wood & Materials

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Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

Danzer sells Bradford sawmill to Lyme/Rossi

Hardwood specialist Danzer has sold its Bradford, Pennsylvania sawmill to a joint venture between hardwood producer Rossi Group and timberland investment firm Lyme Timber Co. The new owners say they plan to add at least 20 jobs to the existing 85 at the facility.

How to measure for panel warp

Panel warp is determined by measuring for cup, bow, or twist. This is done with the panel standing in a vertical position (± 5 degrees).

Machining to the end

Q. We have a machining problem. As we machine a piece, it is good until the last half inch. At this end, we all too often get a piece that chips out all the way to the end. Where should we look?