For those beginners interested in purchasing a sawmill and adding value through proper sawing and handling of lumber, Ken Fosty provides this multi-media presentation combined with illustrational videos and hands-on props.
Ken discusses wood properties and uses, lumber defects, knots and insect damage. Bandsaws, circular sawmills and chainsaw sawmills are explored. Proper lumber stacking, air drying, kiln drying, lumber stickering, edging and end coating are discussed.
An excellent introductory course for those interested in sawmilling. Hands-on outdoor practical session on the sawmill completes the workshop. All participants are involved in all aspects of milling lumber. Certificates are awarded to all participants.
"Making lumber from trees growing on our First Nation land. Wow!"
"Ken was very informative and helpful."
"This was a great course and I learned so much about operating a bandsaw and making lumber"
Timing: Year Round
Duration: Two Days
Seminars are all-inclusive. All of the materials, props, equipment and handout material are supplied.
For further information, bookings and cost inquiries contact:
Forestry Training Services
590 Rupertsland Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2V 0H4