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Forrest Products Lab tour

04-17-2010 07:30 AM by Bureaucrat | 3 comments »

Earlier this week I took a tour of the Forrest Products Laboratory in Madison Wisconsin. The Madison Woodworkers’ Guild, which I joined recently arranged for the tour. I have to say it was 2 and 1/2 hours of awesome. I wish I had a camera with me. Maybe one of the other members will share.This June 4, the FPL will celebrate their 100th anniversary and they will have a public open house on June 26th. It would be worth the trip.The Lab tests all sorts of wood products, from nano-fibers to houses. Our tour was after hours so we got to see the equipment close up but not in operation. There was a Million pound press that’s used for tinsel strength tests. One of the highligh...

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