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Hard Maple Bark Pockets

Question: When grading hard maple in central pa we often see ingrown bark on the opening face of the board but on the back it is clear. It is difficult to determine if the bark will surface out to standard surface thickness, should we stay fast to grading by the side with the least amount of units determines the the grade? Answer: One thing to note is that on page 4, paragraph 4 of the rules book it states: “Lumber shall be inspected and measured as the inspector... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Monday, November 11, 2013 | 0 comments
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Pin Knots in Red and White Oak

Should sound pin knots in red or white oak be cut over?  This question is a very interesting question and has been a question for years from many different areas of the country. The short answer is no, you are not allowed to cut over pin knots in a clear face cutting in RO or WO unless there has been an exception written on the purchase order. Now the long answer is that defining whether it is a pin knot or burl is the ultimate goal and if you call it a pin knot and the... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Friday, November 8, 2013 | 0 comments
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