Asselin to lead French Language Discussion at Forum

Asselin to lead French Language Discussion at Forum

By Ron Smith in Forestry News | 0 Comment is very pleased to welcome Pierre Asselin to the panel of industry experts at’s forum, where he will contribute to general forum topics and will launch a French language subsection of the forum as well.
Asselin graduated from Laval University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in applied science, forest engineering, specializing in wood sciences technology.

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Wood Production: Manufacturing & Kiln Drying

By Ron Smith in Forest Products Articles Kiln Drying | 0 Comment

Lumber mills turn trees into manufactured wood products. Throughout the process, the moisture content (MC) of the wood is an important factor for producer and end user alike. The lumber manufacturing process generally follows these steps: Head Rig: the primary saw cuts the tree into sawn pieces or boards. Edging: removes irregular edges and defects […]

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Top 40 Woodworking Tools

By Ron Smith in Tools / Products Woodworking Knowledge Base | 8 Comments

Every trade has its tools, and woodworking is no different. Any craftsman knows that the right tool for the project is critical in manufacturing a quality end product in a timely manner. Here is a tally of the top 40 tools every woodworker should think about owning: Hand Tools You Must Have Hand tools get […]

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End Grain, Edge Grain, Face Grain

By Ron Smith in All About Wood Woodworking Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

When embarking on wood projects, it is important to understand the differences in woodcuts. As a woodworker, any piece of lumber has three surfaces referred to as end grain, edge grain and face grain, which can give the wood distinct moisture content (MC) characteristics. Wood enthusiasts, pros, and hobbyists alike, must effectively manage the MC […]

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Moisture Measurement in Primary Lumber Mills

By Ron Smith in Forest Products Articles Lumber Mills | 0 Comment

We expect lumber to perform as specified, but the importance of measurement and management of lumber moisture content is seldom understood outside the lumber industry. Sawmills must integrate both strict and continuous assessment of lumber moisture at key phases of the manufacturing process in order to optimize the quality of the lumber. Inadequate management of […]

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Wood Species: A Distinct Society

By Ron Smith in Wood Flooring Knowledge Base Wood Types | 1 Comment

Wood species fall into two main categories: hardwood and softwood. Then it gets complicated. Builders must assess the woods moisture content (MC) in order to successfully install wood flooring. However, they must adjust or program wood moisture meters for the correct specific gravity setting or species adjustment for the wood species that they are measuring […]

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The Wood Moisture Legacies of Oak

By Ron Smith in Flooring Types Wood Flooring Knowledge Base Wood Types | 2 Comments

Home lovers’ dreams of oak flooring span generations for good reason. It is gorgeous and strong, especially when it is beautifully finished. There are many types of oak sub-species, but red and white oak are commonly used in American woodworking projects. Wood flooring installation always involves moisture content (MC) measurement and management, because all wood […]

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The Tree Next Door: Douglas-Fir

By Ron Smith in Tree / Wood Types Woodworking Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Building projects afford wood lovers an opportunity to exercise their tastes. Douglas-fir is popular for many reasons: strength, durability, and longevity. Whether constructing an outdoor gazebo or installing wood floors indoors, moisture content monitoring and control is crucial to the wood’s health. The Douglas-Fir Tree The Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is also known across various regions […]

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Top 40 Tools Every Woodworker Should Have – Part 4

By Ron Smith in Tools / Products Woodworking Knowledge Base | 10 Comments

#33: The Router. Every woodworker should have a router. With the router, you can shape the edges of your work. The variety of shapes is endless, with the various bits available. If you’re a beginner, a stationary base router will do almost everything you need. This will start and end the cut at the same depth that you set before you make the cut.

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Hardwood Floor Acclimation: When Can You Install?

By Ron Smith in Installers Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 3 Comments

Whether hiring contractors or installing wood flooring themselves, homeowners must consider measuring the wood’s moisture content (MC) as one of many installation concerns. There are many moisture meters for wood which assess both the surface moisture conditions and the MC inside the wood. A wood’s MC is addressed beginning with the kiln drying manufacturing process […]

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