Following is a list of recommended reading for sawmillers, compiled by Professor Gene Wengert, Technical Advisor for the Sawing and Drying Forum, and Steve Bratkovich, Technical Advisor for the Value Added Wood Processing Forum.

General
This Fascinating Lumber Business
S. Horn. 1951. Publ. by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. Available in some libraries and used bookstores.

Saw Blades
Armstrong Saw Filer's Handbook
P. Quelch. 1970. Available from Armstrong Manufacturing Co., 2135 NW 21 Avenue, Portland, OR 97208.

Hanchett Saw and Knife Fitting Manual
K. Hanchett. 1956. Hanchett Manufacturing Co., 906 N. State St., Big Rapids, MI 49307.

Saga of the Saw Filer
S. Holbrook. 1952. Available from Armstrong Manufacturing Co., 2135 NW 21 Avenue, Portland, OR 97208.

Saws: Design, Selection, Operation, Maintenance
E. Williston. 1989. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Sawmilling
Planning & Management
Small Sawmill Handbook: Doing It Right and Making Money
J. Denig.1993. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Lumber Manufacturing: The Design and Operation of Sawmills and Planer Mills
E. Williston. 1976. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Managing for Profit: Successful Sawmill Management
D. Tooch. 1992. Available from Northeastern Loggers' Assoc., Book division, P.O. Box 69, Old Forge, NY 13420.

Managing Mill Maintenance: The Emerging Realities
R. Baldwin. 1990. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Quality Control in Lumber Manufacturing
T. Brown. 1982. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Small Log Sawmills: Profitable Product Selection, Process, Design and Operation
E. Williston. 1981. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Operation
Sawmiller's Guide to Troubleshooting
C. Creamer. 1995. Available from Northeastern Loggers' Assoc., Book division, P.O. Box 69, Old Forge, NY 13420.

From Woods to Woodshop: A Guide for Producing the Best Lumber
Gene Wengert. 2000. Available from Wood-Mizer, 8180 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress
the National Hardwood Lumber Association. Updated frequently. Available from N.H.L.A., P.O. Box 34518, Memphis, TN 38184-0518.

Circular Sawmills and Their Efficient Operation
S. Lundstrum. 1981. Available from State and Private Forestry, Forest Products Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

From the Sawyers Perspective: Sawing Hardwood Logs (25 minute videotape)
Gene Wengert. 1998. Available from Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

The Sawyers Handbook
M. Long. c.1990. Available from Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fountain Square, Bldg. C., Columbus, OH 43224.

Edging and Trimming Analysis: Procedures Guide
S. Lundstrum and A. Olstad. 1993. Available from State and Private Forestry, Forest Products Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

How to Edge and Trim Hardwood Lumber
F. Petro. 1982. SP 507E. Available from Forintek Canada Corp., Eastern Laboratory, Marielle Martel, 319, rue Franquet, Sainte-Foy, QC G1P 4R4 CANADA.

Ideas for Increasing Sawmill Profitability
E. Wengert and D. Meyer. 1993. Available from Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

Procedure for Analyzing Sawmill Performance
M. White. 1980. Available from the Virginia Forest Products Assoc., P.O. Box 160, Sandston, VA 23150.

Trouble-Shooting in the Circular Sawmill
c. 1990. Available from Pacific/Hoe, P.O. Box 02125, Portland, OR 97202

A Recordkeeping System for Small Sawmills
G. Niskala. 1985. Marketing Bull No. 74. Available from Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Small Sawmill Operator's Manual
C. Telford. 1958. USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 27. Out-of-print; have your library contact any large library.

Marketing/Planning/Value-Added
Hardwood Lumber: Buying and Selling
D. Leckey. 1999. Available from Highland Press, P.O. Box 933, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

A Planning Guide for Small and Medium Size Wood Products Companies: The Keys to Success
J. Howe and S. Bratkovich. 1995. Available from Steve Bratkovich, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, 1992 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.

Sawmill Production of Hardwood Dimension Parts: A guide for Potential Manufacturers and Users
1996. A summary of a conference with presentation by various authors. Available from Steve Bratkovich, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, 1992 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.

Value-Added Wood Products: Manufacturing and Marketing Strategies
Ed Williston, 1991. Published by Miller Freeman, Inc.

Practical Marketing Tips for Wood Products Businesses: A guide for Manufacturers, Craftspeople, Artisans and Designers
40 pp. Published by the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the University of Vermont Extension Service. Call 802-241-3678 for ordering information (free publication).

Drying
Hardwoods (primarily)
Drying Oak Lumber
E. M. Wengert. Available from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1630 Linden Drive, M.adison, WI 53706.

Kiln Operator's Manual for Eastern Canada
M.Y. Cech and F. Pfaff. Available from Forintek Canada Corp., 800 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, CANADA K1G 3Z5.

Kiln Operator's Manual for Western Canada
J.F.G. Mackay & L.C. Oliveira. Publ. No. SP-3 . Available from Forintek Canada Corp., Western Lab, 2665 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada.

Opportunities for Dehumidification Drying of Hardwood Lumber
E. M. Wengert & others. Available from Virginia Forest Products Association, P.O. Box 160, Sandston, VA 23150.

Drying Hardwood Lumber
Joe Denig and others. Available from the Wood Education and Resource Center, 301 Hardwood Lane, Princeton, WV 24740-7513

Quality Drying Of Hardwood Lumber?Guidebook-Checklist
R. S. Boone. Available from the U. S Forest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2398.

Effective Predryer Operations
K. Eckert and R. Little. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Softwoods (primarily)
Drying Southern Pine Lumber
E. M. Wengert and J. R. Beckwith, III. Available from Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, P.O. Box 1788, Forest Park, GA 30051

High Temperature Drying
Larry Culpepper. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Softwood Drying
Larry Culpepper. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Drying Pacific Northwest Species for Quality markets
Conference Proceedings. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Quality Drying Of Softwood Lumber?Guidebook-Checklist
M. Milota and others. Available from the U. S Forest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2398.

Hardwoods and Softwoods
Lumber Drying Sourcebook, 40 Years of Practical Experience
edited by E. M. Wengert and R. Toennisson. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Dry Kiln Operator's Manual
the U.S. Forest Products Lab. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Drying Lumber for Quality and Profit
Meeting proceedings. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Drying Management Notes
E. M. Wengert. Available from Pace Products, P.O. Box 10925, Overland Park, KS 66210.

Dry Kiln Schedules for Commercial Woods
R. S. Boone and others. Available from the Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705.

Lumber Defects Caused by Insects, Fungi, and Chemical Stains
H. B. Moore and others. Publ. AG-425. Available from Agric. Communications, Campus Box 7603, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7603.

Making Management Decisions in Drying
E. M. Wengert and F. Lamb. Available from Virginia Forest Products Association, P.O. Box 160, Sandston, VA 23150.

Storage of Lumber
R. C. Rietz. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Handbook No. 351. (Out-of-print; See library for copy.)

The Conversion and Seasoning of Wood
W. H. Brown. Available from Linden Publishing, 3645 N. Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93728.

Air Drying of Lumber
the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory. Available from the Wood Education and Resource Center, 301 Hardwood Lane, Princeton, WV 24740-7513.

Miscellaneous
Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Management
Magazine published every two months. Subscription info available from P.O. Box 1149, Bangor, ME 04402.

Uses for Sawdust, Shavings, and Waste Chips
J. Harkin. 1969. Out-of-print; have your library contact the Library, U.S. Forest Products Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705.

Bark and Its Possible Uses
J. Harkin and J. Rowe. 1971. Out-of-print; have your library contact the Library, U.S. Forest Products Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705.

Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products
M. Thomas and D. Schumann. 1993. USDA Information Bulletin 666. Out-of-print; have your library contact any large library

Recycling Municipal Trees: A Guide for Marketing Sawlogs from Street Tree Removals in Municipalities
E. Cesa and others. 1994. Available from Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Lumber Defects Caused by Insects, Fungi, and Chemical Stains: A guide for Native Southeastern Woods Used in Furniture Manufacturing
H. B. Moore and others. 1990. Available from Agriculture Communications Extension, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7603.

Guidelines for Grading Hardwood Logs
Gene Wengert. 1994. Available from Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

Computer Automation for Sawmill Profit
Many authors. 1984. Proceedings of a conference. Available from Forest products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Computer Control Systems for Log Processing and Lumber Manufacturing
E. Williston. 1985. Available from Forest Products Society, 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705.

Special Forest Products: Biodiversity Meets the Marketplace
Nan Vance and Jane Thomas, Eds. 1997. USDA Forest Service, GTR-WO-63. 163 pp.

Farming the Forest for Specialty Products
Scott Josiah, Ed. 1999. Published by Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. 243 pp.

A Guide for Exporting Solid Wood Products
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Agricultural Handbook No. 662. Revised August 1996. 99 pp. Copies can be purchased for $28 plus S+H by calling 1-800-553-6847.

Wood in American Life - 1776 to 2076
Published by the Forest Products Society, 608-231-1361.


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Computer Control Systems for Log Processing and Lumber Manufacturing
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An Economic Evaluation of the Mobile Sawmilling Industry in Tanzania (African Rural Social Science Series, Research Report No. 8)
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Energy Conservation in the Mechanical Forest Industries (Forestry Papers : No. 93)
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Sawpower : Making Lumber in the Sawmills of Nova Scotia
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