2018 – Sierra Pacific Lumber Mill final summary in the boardroom final product ready for shipment by road or rail each plank is tracked through the system and then photographed on each of the 4 sides for knot count. Wood is graded accordingly. a wood whipping machine. maybe we put some of the members through this… The drying ovens. Cedar wood takes 5 times longer to dry than normal pine. wood being prepared for drying. Some planks are distorted. The wood mill monitoring system Mark, our docent, in front of the power station that supplies all power to the mill and more. Fueled by wood chips. wood sizing monitoring station. Each wood plank is sized and monitored through the system a Keith Selfie look closely and you can see the red laser marks for defining the wood dimensions wood conveyor system with spare band saws in background Jud getting carried away… making the first cuts into the log unexpected piles in the yard piles of first cut wood trucks both train and road loaded with wood starting the tour resplendent with safety jackets and hard hats
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