Portable Band Sawmills

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With the removal of virgin timber, sawmill nnits become smaller. Lumber production from small circular mills at present dominates the lumber market of the South. The great loss of wood, however, due to the wide saw-kerf of these mills is developing a need for less wasteful sawing equipment. The author describes portable band mills that are the forerunners of such improvement.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Forester, Forest Products Laboratory, United States Forest Service

Publication date: December 1, 1930

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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