Logging & Sawmilling

FROM WOODS TO WOODSHOP: A Guide for Producing the Best Lumber
Gene Wengert (for Wood-Mizer).  Provides basic, practical information on how to saw and dry lumber efficiently with minimal loss and downfall.  Presents practical, efficient sawmilling procedures, suggested drying procedures, and lists sources for added information. 8-1/2 x 11, 19p, line illustrations, charts, tables, 2000.
FWTW paperback ..........US $5.00 CAN $7.95

A reprint of this “bible” of the lumber industry.  Provides detailed descriptions of the band, circular and crosscut saws used throughout the industry and, most importantly, explains how they were used, maintained, and installed.  Sections on filing and setting teeth, tensioning, fitting, and aligning, supplemented with illustrations and charts that provide complete coverage. 6 x 9, 168p, b&w illustrations, ink drawings, 1902, reprint 1994.
H545X paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $27.95

Frank & Stephen Philbrick.  Full of practical instruction and first-hand advice to anyone with a chainsaw.  Covers it all, starting with choosing the proper saw.  Features detailed advice on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting & stacking, and even fun facts on burning.  Includes procedural instruction, safety and efficiency strategies, plus bits of history, lore, and lumberjack tall tales.  A complete wood-cutting reference for the laid-back lumberjacks – wannabes as well as doers. 8 x 9-1/4, 176p, full-color photos & illustrations throughout, 2006.
B6348 paperback ..........US $18.95 CAN $24.95

OFSWA.  An illustrated manual and reference guide designed to provide the professional skidder with the background knowledge needed to ensure safety when using either a cable or grapple skidder.  The guidelines are based on the experiences of professional skidder operators and forestry safety specialists. 5-7/8 x 8-3/8, 116p, b&w photos & illustrations, 1998.
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S252X paperback ..........US $15.00 CAN $15.00

FORESTRY AESTHETICS GUIDE: A Guide to the Aesthetics of Forest Operations in the South
American Pulpwood Association (APA) and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).  Illustrates voluntary guidelines to improve the aesthetics of harvesting and other forest operations.  Addresses forest road placement and construction, harvest method, and more.  Also covers aesthetics issues related to site preparation, reforestation, chemical application, prescribed burning, and use of forest signs. 8-1/2 x 5-5/8, 33p, spiral-bound, color photos, 1998.
F98A2 booklet ..........US $10.00 CAN $14.95

GUIDE TO LOGGING AESTHETICS, A: Practical Tips for Loggers, Foresters and Landowners
Natural Resource, Agriculture & Engineering Service (NRAES).  Describes cost-effective and proven practices that minimize negative impacts during and immediately after harvest, while enhancing other values. 8-1/2 x 11, 27p, color photos, 1993. 
NRAES60 paperback ..........US $8.00 CAN $11.95
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CAREFUL HARVEST: A Video Guide to Logging Aesthetics 
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
SPNHF1 Video ..........US $10.00 CAN $14.95
SPNHF2 Book & Video ..........US $16.00 CAN $23.95
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LOG RULES and Other Useful Information
Northeastern Loggers Association (NELA).  Popular booklet for use in the field or office.  Contains an illustrated discussion of log scaling, accompanied by values for the three most commonly used rules - Doyle, Scribner, and International ¼ inch.  Other tables provide conversion factors to and from metric, as well as the estimated weights of lumber, logs, and cordwood for forty (40) different species, and the approximate weight of other materials, such as sand, soil and riprap.  An indispensable tool. 4 x 8-1/2, 27p, b&w illustrations, 1991.
L1991 paperback ..........US $4.95 CAN $6.95

SIMPLY BOARD FEET: The Definitive Guide to Lumber Calculation
Douglas Maxwell.  "Your handy board feet calculator!"  A fast and easy-to-use low tech calculator that will derive board footage totals for virtually every lumber configuration.  Handy charts/tables provide the board foot measurements for lumber from one to more than 25 inches wide, one to 20 feet long, and one to four inches thick.  A helpful resource and remarkable time-saver. 6 x 8-3/4, 60p, 55 tables, 2006.
S2045 paperback..........US $9.95 CAN $13.50

HARVEST YOUR OWN LUMBER: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood
John English.  Covers all of the important steps in the conversion of wood - from selecting the raw material to the final drying of the harvested timber.  Includes: how to identify the best trees to harvest and the wood they contain; how to safely fell a tree and convert it into usable logs; proper milling and grading methods to turn logs into boards, timber, or veneer (sawing to grade); seasoning techniques to reduce your lumber’s water content (kiln and air drying), and; proper chain saw safety tips.  Combines clear text with useful photos and charts.  A valuable, concise guide for a small woodlot owner, woodworker, carpenter, urban forester or homeowner. 6 x 9, 130p, 250 color photos & illustrations, 2015.
H2437 paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $25.95

Benjamin Hoffman.  Packed with tips and techniques on how to run a modern logging business successfully.  Twenty-nine (29) individual sections deal with such topics as preparing a business plan, keeping business records, analyzing costs, wood measurement, environmental laws, timber trespass, people management, and training.  The book is based on a series of articles written over a period of years and has been updated and edited for this publication. 8-1/2 x 11, 60p, b&w photos, 1991.
H1991 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $20.95

TIMBER MEASUREMENTS: A Practical Guide for Working in the Woods
Steven Bick.  "Gives you everything from a broad overview of the theory and practice of timber cruising, to some very technical and specific ways to approach the task."  Describes forest measurement procedures in straightforward language.  Chapters include: measuring individual trees; estimating trees volumes by grade and stumps; measuring and understanding basal area; forest and point sampling, as well as; plot and strip cruising methods.  An informative, practical reference with log rules (including International 1/4", Scribner, Doyle, Maine, and Vermont), tree volume tables, and more. 6 x 8-1/2, 217p, b&w photos + illustrations, tables, 2007.
T9202 ring-bound..........US $22.95 CAN $32.95

TO FELL A TREE: A Complete Guide to Successful Tree Felling and Woodcutting Methods
Jeff Jepson.  Packed with practical information essential to the safety and success of any tree felling and woodcutting operation, whether it's in the forest or the backyard.  Topics include preparations before the work starts, felling a tree using s three-step procedure, felling difficult trees, as well as limbing and bucking the tree.  Coverage also includes: potential work hazards; chain saw safety; protective equipment; moving limbs and logs; methods for splitting and stacking wood, and; more.  A valuable resource for both the professional tree cutter and the weekend woodcutter. 6 x 9, 160p, 200+ b&w illustrations, 2009.
T5296 paperback..........US $18.95 CAN $26.50

D. Douglas Dent.  Describes how to fall and buck while, at the same time, utilize as much of the tree as possible.  Designed for the novice, as well as the experienced timber faller.  Step-by-step process integrates technique and safety. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 181p, illustrations, 1974.
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P9178 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $19.95

TREE FALLER’S MANUAL: Techniques for Standard and Complex Tree-Felling Operations
ForestWorks.  A reference guide to safe tree felling techniques, building on the information provided by the Chainsaw Operator’s Manual (Item# C7414).  Based on the national competency standards where tree felling is covered using three categories: basic, intermediate, and advanced (including hazardous trees).  Workplace safety, risk assessment and site preparation are included along with the theory, techniques and tools for each of the tree-felling categories.  An essential handbook for forest operators and others who need to fell trees manually using a hand-held chainsaw. 8-1/2 x 11-3/4, 72p, 2 color photos, color illustrations, 2011.
T1543 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $41.95

WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR: culling & scaling timber in Canada 1762-1992
T.G. Honer.  A definitive reference for early and current wood measurement practices and the 230 year evolution of the culling and scaling profession in Canada.  Describes: the measurement units of the domestic and export trade; board foot log rules; the evolution of the culler & scaler, and; more.  A reference for cullers and scalers, foresters, and students of history. 8-1/2 x 11, 225p, pen & ink drawings, 1998.
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W5103 paperback ..........US $40.00 CAN $40.00

Robert Macklin.  "...If you know what you're doing in the woods but get lost in the office, this book will give you the business tools you need."  A handbook for loggers providing business basics - whether your business is successful or breaking even.  Section I contains an outline of basic organizational structure.  Section II covers
operations management and controls.  Includes thirty-three (33) cost-analysis,
personnel and equipment management forms. 6 x 9, 176p, illustrations, 1983.
L1465 paperback ..........US $30.00 CAN $42.00

BESTPOSSIBLE PROFITS: Guidebook for Forest Products Companies
Eugene Bryan.  Presents insights and concepts, management tools and systems needed to achieve optimum (BestPossible) profits.  Outlines opportunity-based management principles and how companies can use optimization technology to produce departmental "roadmaps" to ensure that management efforts culminate in BestPossible profits.  Concludes with a look ahead to what a company must do to continually improve its BestPossible profit picture.  A book for managers learning to use high-tech management tools to identify and manage complexity today and into the future. 6 x 9, 233p, 27 b&w illustrations/photos, 2003.
B9327 hardcover ..........US $52.95 CAN $69.95

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: in the Forest Products Industry
Richard F. Baldwin.  Explains how successful firms grow and prosper, and how the industry can cope with the cyclic business environment.  Topics include: financial planning and budgeting; scheduling and inventory control; energy management; new technology and innovation, and; more.  Covers technical and management concerns.  A “must” reference for supervisors, operations managers, and executives involved in manufacturing softwood lumber, plywood and reconstituted products. 6 x 9, 265p, 93 illustrations, 1984.
O1597 hardcover ..........US $59.00 CAN $81.95

MAXIMIZING FOREST PRODUCT RESOURCES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: New Processes, Products and Strategies for a Changing World
Richard Baldwin.  Analyzes the changes taking place in the forest industry and the opportunities for industrial.  Baldwin draws on 40+ years of experience to help navigate the coming era of increasingly complexity, new technology and rapid change.  Focuses on the strategy for success in forest products: being agile, low-cost, and innovative.  Added attention given to innovation as a key to success.  Innovation is essential in how mills work, in creating new products, and in finding new raw material sources. 6 x 9, 234p, 1999.
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M5991 hardcover ..........US $34.95 CAN $49.95

MARKETING FOREST PRODUCTS: Gaining the Competitive Edge
Dr. Jean Mater, with M. Scott Mater, Catherine M. Mater.  A hands-on book offering innovative ideas for increasing market share and capturing market segments, like repair, remodeling, the do-it-yourself market, factory-built homes, components, and export markets.  A how-to guide to help you find your market niche.  Contains tips on identifying customers and target markets, product differentiation, merchandising, promotions, and more.  For marketing newcomers, as well as experienced strategists. 6 x 9, 300p, 1992.
M1937 paperback ..........US $49.00 CAN $68.95

VALUE-ADDED WOOD PRODUCTS: Manufacturing & Marketing Strategies
Ed. M. Williston.  Williston uses his 40+ years experience to provide a profit-building guide for sawmills, plywood, panel and other forest products plants.  Shows companies how to remain profitable by adding value to their product line.  Topics include: market analysis; tailoring product specifications to use requirements; readily available low-cost products; employee training, and; more. 6 x 9, 216p, 80 b&w illustrations, 1991. 
V2291 paperback ..........US $49.00 CAN $68.95

USDA Handbook No. 188.  This reprinted manual offers a guide to all aspects of both hardwood and softwood lumber drying.  Coverage includes: the properties of wood affecting the drying process; dry kiln types and features; inspection & maintenance and auxiliary equipment; types of drying defects and their control; basic operational techniques; proper methods of log and lumber storage, and; much more.  A comprehensive text reference on lumber kiln drying. 8-1/2 x 11, 274p, 141 b&w illustrations reprint 1997.
D8913 paperback ..........US $30.00 CAN $42.95

SOFTWOOD DRYING: Enhancing Kiln Operations
Larry Culpepper.  Shows why and how the entire manufacturing process affects the final quality of lumber from any dry kiln.  Goes beyond the author’s highly regarded High Temperature Drying that focused on Southern Pine.  The scope has widened to explore the processes and challenges involved in drying softwood of all kinds.  Discusses how the right equipment and the proper practices for sorting, stacking, loading, operation and maintenance can improve quality and profitability. 6 x 9, 350p, 2000.
S5819 hardcover ..........US $34.95 CAN $49.95

LUMBER MANUFACTURING: Design & Operation of Sawmills & Planer Mills
Ed. M. Williston.  The definitive book on lumber manufacturing techniques looks at the modern mill as a total system, beginning with the handling of raw materials on through the finished product.  Included are developments in scanner-computer systems, automatic grading, sorting, and packaging systems, and automatic data collection.  Each unit of the mill is examined and described in detail.  Every method, operation, and technique is illustrated and documented, with graphs and tables.  Over 30 chapters. 6 x 9, 512p, illustrations, 1988.
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L1740 paperback ..........US $55.00 CAN $78.95

Terence D. Brown, ed..  From one of the world’s leading specialists on lumber quality and process control and 15 industry experts, the first “how-to” guide for starting and improving lumber quality control (QC) programs to maximize value and profits.  Learn about efficient, standardized procedures and tools for controlling lumber size, monitoring machinery and evaluating personnel.  Explains how to set up or create the best QC program for your mill. 6 x 9, 288p, 145 illustrations, 1982.
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Q1422 softcover ..........US $29.95 CAN $42.95

Joe Denig, Gene Wengert.  A manual covering all aspects of sawing, resawing, edging, trimming, and grading hardwood lumber.  Chapters on: Sawing – basic techniques and rules, log loading and orientation, opening faces and log yield, special procedures, and more; Resawing - general guidelines, basic grading concepts, cant sawing options, resawing cants, and more; Edging – guidelines, objectives, the basics and evaluation; Trimming – suggestions for profitable trimming, and; Grading – the basics, designed especially for novice sawyers, edgermen and trimmermen, and includes grading exercises.  An essential resource for hardwood producers and others involved or interested in the hardwood industry. 8-1/2 x 11, 104p, 57 b&w illustrations, 2005, 2013.
paperback ..........US $40.00 CAN $56.95

SMALL SAWMILL HANDBOOK: Doing It Right & Making Money
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S2860 paperback ..........US $39.00 CAN $53.95

David Tooch.  For sawmills of any size - band or circular, anywhere in the United States or Canada.  Divided into five (5) parts dealing with marketing and salesmanship, financial management, operations management, personnel management, and other key issues and tools for managers.  "A variety of essential topics - such as exporting, budgeting, downtime management, recruiting, and effective decision-making ensure that this book is a must for the sawmill manager who wants to succeed." 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 208p, b&w photos, 1992.
S1992 paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $27.95

Richard F. Baldwin.  A hands-on guide to lower costs, optimum equipment performance, less downtime, and simpler maintenance efforts.  Useful for supervisors, machine operators, owners, and senior managers.  Topics include: creating and sustaining an effective maintenance program; managing for results; predictive maintenance; budgets and cost controls; obtaining more from the mill; innovation, involvement and quality circles, and; more. 6 x 9, 302p, illustrations, 1990.
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M2208 paperback ..........US $49.00 CAN $68.95

Casey Creamer.  Written by an experienced “saw doctor”, a down-to-earth look at the mechanical side of sawmilling.  Guides the reader through some common - and some not so common - problems and opportunities in mill maintenance.  Contains "maintenance information and tips & techniques not found in any other book."  Shows how to put a sawmill into as efficient and productive position as possible.  Based on the popular and respected Sawmill Forum (a Northern Logger monthly feature). 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 182p, b&w photos, 1995.
S1995 spiral-bound ..........US $19.95 CAN $27.95

CHAINSAW OPERATOR'S MANUAL: Part 1: Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance and Cross-Cutting Techniques
ForestWorks.  A guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques, covering safety, maintenance and cross-cutting, but not tree felling.  Includes detailed diagrams illustrating horizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques.  Covers: workplace and operator safety, and; chainsaw maintenance in detail.  Explains all aspects of the equipment and helps the reader select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment.  An essential, "must-have" safety tool for chainsaw operators. 8-1/2 x 11-3/4, 64p, color + b&w illustrations, 2010.
C7414 paperback..........US $29.95 CAN $41.95

KEEPING THE CUTTING EDGE: Setting & Sharpening Hand & Power Saws
Harold H. Payson.  Basic skills to make your saw cut properly.  Includes filing, jointing, and setting teeth for handsaws, crosscut saws, power saws and chainsaws. 8-1/4 x 11, 30p, b&w illustrations, 1983.
K2027 paperback ..........US $11.95 CAN $11.95

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C7762 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $19.95

Clymer Pro Series.  Over twenty-nine (29) popular manufacturers and more than 800 chain saw models.  Features detailed instructions for chain saw, guide bar, sprockets and clutch service.  Also includes carburetor and engine service. 8 x 11, 616p, exploded views, diagrams and illustrations, 1999.
C5216 paperback ..........US $31.95 CAN $39.95

Brian Ruth, Jen Ruth.  These chainsaw experts explain in detail everything you need to know to safely operation your chainsaw.  Covers 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations, including everything from trimming branches and felling trees (small and large) to splitting and stacking wood, making lumber from logs, and more.  Offers straightforward advice and real solutions for: safely operating your chainsaw; purchasing a saw that's right for you; protective equipment and gear; keeping your chainsaw sharp and running smoothly, and; when to call a professional.  "This is the most complete all-around book on the chainsaw ... I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has operated a chainsaw or is thinking of operating a chainsaw" - Mike Sullivan, 5-Time World Hot Saw Champion, Arborist, Logger & Homeowner. 8-1/2 x 11, 208p, 300 color photos, 100 b&w illustrations, 2009.
H3565 paperback..........US $24.95 CAN $32.95

Robert L. Edmonds, et al..  Emphasizes the use of trees species native to the eastern United States. Intended to encourage the use of local woodlot resources for building construction and finishing.  Topics include wood properties, the need for proper woodlot management, contracting, harvesting, sawing methods, drying and storage. 8-1/2 x 11, 42p, 1988.
L7093 paperback ..........US $9.95 CAN $13.95

Charles Heavrin.  Covers the vast range of axes used throughout time and throughout the world, starting with the early stone hand-axes of the Paleolithic period through the flint, copper, and bronze axes of early civilizations, the early iron axes of the medieval age, and the production of steel axes made possible by the Industrial Revolution.  Discusses all axe types from celts to hand axes, tomahawks to hatchets, pebble tools to broad axes, plus a chapter on special axes.  Heavrin, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, gives detailed descriptions of the axes, how they were made and the materials used, and the evolution of their design over time.  "...Fascinating reading and shows the axe in a living, historical light" - Fine Tool Journal. 8-1/2 x 11, 182p, 100+ b&w photos, 1998.
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A5891 hardcover..........US $25.00 CAN $35.00

AX BOOK, THE: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter
D. Cook.  A thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.  Explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood.  “From tree selection to fireside cheer, Cook takes the reader through every step in the wood-harvesting process.”  Originally published in 1981 as Keeping Warm with an Ax. 8-1/2 x 11, 144p, charts, b&w illustrations, 1999.
A9168 paperback ..........US $22.95 CAN $29.95

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