Learn about increasing lumber yield through best practices in rough milling lumber and solid wood machining for small to medium woodshops.
Expert presenters will tell how to really improve material yield, in some cases just by applying very basic techniques. You'll hear tips on lumber selection, machine performance, blade and tooling selection. You'll also get insight into the differences and advantages of machines and processes that make money, and those that save money.
"We'll look at machine considerations in how to get the most bang for the buck from the lumber you buy," says presenter Aaron Brink, a product specialist with Stiles Machinery's Ironwood products. Presenter Erland Russell, regional sales manager for TigerStop, will cover basics of lumber grade selection based on application, and explain when moving up to more expensive grades can actually reduce costs - because the net yield is higher.
Cutting blades also have an impact. Cases where defects matter less than volume, for example, might call for stack cutting and using a bigger blade.
You'll hear about:
• How lumber defects affect machining
• Maintaining consistency in machining processes
• Back-to-basics advice on cross cut and ripping
Who should attend:
• Shop Managers
• Company Owners
• Lumberyards Operators
• Operations Managers
Register today and join us March 26 at 1 p.m. Central Time for this lively webcast.
Ironwood Product Specialists
Aaron Brink has been working with classical woodworking machinery as a product specialist with Stiles Machinery for eight years. He has played an integral part in developing the Ironwood machinery program for the solid wood market.
Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Erland brings 35 years in operations manufacturing of furniture, fixtures and case goods. Holding a degree in furniture design and manufacturing from the London College of Furniture, he also is certified in craft woodworking and wood machining by the London City & Guilds Institute. He also taught in the Millmans and Cabinet makers Apprenticeship Program at Mt. Hood Community College.
Bill is responsible for coordinating content for Woodworking Network website and magazine, related newsletters, and conferences and trade shows.
Broadcast date: March 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m. CT.
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