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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2012, 12:35:13 pm »
The New England Kiln Drying Association Spring Meeting is being held April 19 & 20 in Danbury, CT. If you are interested in our excellent meeting program and would like to participate, please go to our website www.esf.edu/nekda for details and registration information.
We have posted on our website as well a number of the interesting technical presentations from past meetings at www.esf.edu/nekda/past.htm .

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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 07:59:34 am »
A PRACTICAL BASIC DRY KILN OPERATORS TRAINING October 30 and 31, 2012 Location: Chaney Lumber Company 4276 S Laurel Rd. London, KY 40744

Instructors: Dr. Eugene Wengert, Dr. Eric McConnell, Dr. Adam Taylor and Dr. Brian Bond

Sponsors: Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Association Kentucky Forest Industries Association National Hardwood Lumber Association UK Forestry Extension ------------------------------------------------------ Followed by: OHIO VALLEY LUMBER DRYING ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING Fall Meeting November 1 and 2, 2012 Hampton Inn, London, KY

Technical Sessions and Tours of Forest Products Industries in the London, KY Area: Robinson Stave Inc. 1812 Hwy. 3434, East Bernstadt, KY 40729 Patterson Chip Co. Inc. 6179 S US Hwy. 25, Corbin, KY 40701 Laminated Timbers Inc 4348 S Laurel Road, London, KY 40744 Chaney Lumber Co., Inc. 4276 S. Laurel Road, London, KY 40744 Begley Pine Mountain Lumber, LLC BPM London Sawmill, 24 Seeley Road, London, KY 40741

For More Information Contact: Carroll Fackler, University of Kentucky Department of Forestry (606) 666-2438 X235, cfackler@uky.edu

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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2013, 01:34:32 pm »
  Does anyone know of any classes geared towards the small kiln operator in the Pacific NW? I did inquire about one that Oregon State University offers once a year, but it is geared more toward large commercial operations. Thanks for any information.

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 10:34:36 am »
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The New England Kiln Drying Association Spring Meeting is being held March 27 & 28 in West Lebanon, NH. If you are interested in our excellent meeting program and would like to participate, please go to our website www.esf.edu/nekda for details and registration information.
We have posted on our website as well a number of the interesting technical presentations from past meetings.

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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 10:28:15 am »
Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association, Spring Meeting, April 25-26, 2013 at Manitowoc, WI. Thursday is a tour of several mills (Krueger Lumber and Lakeshore Forest Products) and more. Friday morning is the technical program including vacuum kilns, biomass fuels, sap stain, plus the famous "Questions from the floor." Contact Scott Anderson for more info at scottander@earthlink.net
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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2013, 02:03:19 pm »
Hi Gene,

I believe this group asked me to speak a couple years ago but I decided it was too far to drive. Who is giving the presentation regarding vacuum kilns this time?

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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2013, 04:29:51 pm »
The Keystone Kiln Drying Association will meet in Williamsport, PA on May 15, 2013. The meeting will start with a tour of our shop at Process Control Specialties. That will be followed by a tour of Danzer Veneer. Dennis Clay will speak about his unusual method of running conventional kilns and I will speak about vacuum kilns. Those who are interested in attending and are not a member of KKDA can PM me and we'll get you enrolled. You need to be a member to attend.
PS Lunch will be at the Eagle Rock Winery.  :)
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 03:28:19 pm »
Penn State is holding a short course for kiln drying hardwood lumber. http://www.cvent.com/events/kiln-drying-of-hardwood-lumber-short-course-university-park/event-summary-4510288db9b24ad4af19968ed89b5fed.aspx
It's June 11-13, 2013 at Penn State's main campus at University Park. Cost is $350 per person. Connect to the link for details.

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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2013, 01:17:13 am »
Thanks for the heads up , looking to find one in NC .  I've been to VA Tech solar kiln class . 
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Drying classes-Beginner & Advanced August 2013 in WI
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2013, 07:20:32 am »
Northcentral Technical College and the Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association are sponsoring a Beginners class, August 5-8, 2013 in Antigo, WI.

They are also sponsoring an Advanced Drying Class August 8-9, 2013 in the same place.

For more info, contact Continuing Education at 888-682-7144, ext. 1861 or ce@ntc.edu.

I am one of the instructors for the beginners class and the main teacher for Advanced.

- See more at: http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/sawdry.pl?read=742504#sthash.JqHQTqQd.dpuf
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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2014, 06:56:01 pm »
I have a LOT of work to do to get up to speed with drying my wood. I never realized so many groups were available!   :o  I am just floor'd. So excited to see wood workers and the industry sharing and caring for us.
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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2014, 08:48:17 pm »
Has anyone heard about a kiln drying class in either, VA., NC, SC, or TN.

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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2014, 06:44:49 pm »
I'm going to be a speaker at a workshop on vacuum drying that Dr. Brian Bond is organizing at Virginia Tech. I know that the cost of vacuum kilns is out of reach of most of you, but if you are interested, I'll get you in.

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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2014, 03:49:55 pm »
The Southeastern Dry Kiln Club will meet October 30. You can find details here. http://research.cnr.ncsu.edu/blogs/wpe/files/2014/10/Meeting-NoticeRegistration.pdf
Sorry I didn't get this out sooner.

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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2015, 06:43:41 am »
There will be a two day Advanced Lumber Drying class in Johnson City, TN, November 11-12, 2015.  Very practical.  Topics include info on quality improvement; drying oak, maple, EWP; reducing drying time; and much more.  Details on registration to follow.  Mark your calendar now.  Contact the Ohio Valley Kiln Drying Assn, Appalachian DKA and SE Dry Kiln Club.  Although I am teaching, the main organizer to Bobby Ammerman and he is at the Univ of KY at bammerma@uky.edu

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Achieving The Objective of Drying--How strawberries, underwear and dried lumber are related
 
Drying Quiz (25 key questions and discussion)
 
How Drying Affects Subsequent Yields, Gluing and Machining
 
Quality Measurements of Green Lumber (How to identify those factors that affect drying and how to measure incoming lumber quality)
 
Advanced Concepts Drying--RH, Temperature, and Air Flow (Special emphasis on air flow; mini-quiz and discussion)
 
Shrinkage (When does green lumber start to shrink?  How does dry lumber shrink?)
 
Warp--Causes and Cures
 
Checking--Causes and Cures, with Emphasis on Oak
 
Stain--Causes and Cures, with Emphasis on Maple and Ash
 
Steaming Walnut (and a few other species) for Color Enhancement (Equipment and techniques)
 
Advanced Operations--Kiln Start-Up; Schedules; Equalizing and Conditioning
 
Thick Lumber Drying
 
Moisture Content Measurement (How 30 readings accurately predict the average and spread of MC for the entire load)
 
Dry Lumber Quality Measurements  (What to measure and what records to keep so that the next load is better)
 
How I Evaluate a Drying Operation (My personal check-list with explanations--stacking, air drying, predrying, kiln drying)

               Instructor:      Gene Wengert, President
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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2015, 12:05:21 am »
Gene,

What types of kiln operations would benefit most from this training?  High-heat, DH, solar, vacuum, softwood, hardwood, etc.?
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2015, 07:22:31 am »
The emphasis will be on steam and DH drying of hardwoods, but we will cover pine (esp. EWP), and even solar.  (Many principles of drying apply to all three.  However, for example, discussion about controlling checking applies mainly to oak.  Discussion on color applies mainly to maple, ash and EWP.  Fungal blue stain control and warp control applies to all.  Etc.)  The agenda is given in an earlier posting.

Although I am teaching, the main organizer to Bobby Ammerman and he is at the Univ of KY at bammerma@uky.edu
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Re: kiln operator associations and operator training
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2016, 09:41:11 am »
The Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association will be holding its annual spring meeting in St. Croix falls WI on April 7th and 8th.  For more information on the meeting or joining the association you can check out the association website at www.glkda.com.  You can also PM me.

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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2016, 10:47:32 am »
Gene, Do you know of anybody in Texas that offers classes/ workshops  on Kilns?  woodweasel

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« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2016, 02:00:34 pm »
The Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association will be holding its annual fall meeting in Wausau WI on October 12-14.  For more information on the meeting or joining the association you can check out the association updated website at www.glkda.org.  You can also PM me.