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What it takes to dry WRC timber?

  |   Announcement, Materials, Press release, Techniques
Drying WRC in larger section than 4″ has been extremely challenge and we have
not found any services we could utilize to dry this wood. So we have decided
to purchase own and it took time to research and set to technology works
for us.
Drying wood can be done in a few different way but when it comes to leaving
wood essence in a wood, keeping maximum strength of wood fiber, it has to do
with temperature it uses, lower is better, we think it has to be below 70 degree Celsius
at the highest and we run under 60 degree Celsius.
Loading WRC, 13,000 bdft in one charge.

Loading WRC, 13,000 bdft in one charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiln contgrol pic

On time monitoring the M/C in a kiln, total of 10 sensor is in actual wood and sensor runs system. Each drying process is driven by result base, once wood hit to programmed M/C, it kicks into next process. This is very unique that most system runs by time. monitoring the M/C in a kiln, total of 10 sensor is in actual wood and sensor runs system.  Each drying process is driven by result base, once wood hit to programmed M/C, it kicks into next process. This is very unique that most system runs by time.

 

 

 

 

Green shows M/C coming down from 90%, red indicate temperature not going over 60 degree Celsius and blue is pressure in a chamber dropped to 10% of natural environment. Water will boil at 50 degree Celsius in this chamber.

This piece shows 12% at the core, WRC even shows different result along the length, and we are still R&D to overcome this to be dry more evenly.

This piece shows 12% at the core, WRC even shows different result along the length, and we are still R&D to overcome this to be dry more evenly.

This shows some timber still have wet spot, even wet spot exist along the timber some area are dry and some are wet, we will nail down the cause through the research!

This shows some timber still have wet spot, even wet spot exist along the timber some area are
dry and some are wet, we will nail down the cause through the research!

 Best method I can think of is to shave with hand planer, wood fiber that has damaged by heat will not create thin shaving, and our wood does.


Best method I can think of is to shave with hand planer, wood fiber that has damaged by heat
will not create thin shaving, and our wood does.

Shaving with fiber continuous for healthy drying.

Shaving with fiber continuous for healthy drying.

 Ends are nice and shine after sanding, because it is dry also kept the natural oil that wood has!

Ends are nice and shine after sanding, because it is dry also kept the natural oil that wood has!

Waterlox stain is applied on picture above.

Waterlox stain is applied on picture above.

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Daizen moves to a new shop

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From Daizen News, April 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have moved into a larger shop in a better location.

We are now about 20km east of Kamloops, near the Lafarge concrete

plant. The shop is big enough so that we can now fabricate two

projects at the same time.

Our new address:

2947 Shuswap Rd

Kamloops, BC V2H1S9

You can see a map on our website.

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NOTICES: Distributor wanted. Display for sale.

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from Daizen News  1 April 2012

Things are in flux at Daizen, and you may be interested in these opportunities.

Distributor wanted.

Daizen is looking for a distribution partner. We are a Shuswap- and Okanagan-based operation; for any area outside this region, we want to engage a partner to distribute our product. To discuss this, please reach Dai, dai@nulldaizen.com, 250/679-2750. To learn more about Daizen Joinery, visit the Daizen website.

Display for sale.

Our splined, curved-peak trellis display is for sale—we’ve used it for a year and are thinking of a new display design.

Post distance is 8 ft. 4 in. x 12 ft. Roof size is 14 ft. 7½ in. x 20 ft. All recycled western red cedar, 4 coats of stain. This is meant to use as trellis; it’s not engineered to place a roof on top. For details, please email Dai, dai@nulldaizen.com.

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Timber connection design workshop

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from Daizen News, 1 December 2011

Dai Ona is one of four wood connection specialists who will present at a two-day workshop hosted by WoodWorks BC and Canadian Wood Council. It takes place Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 of this year, at the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Kelowna. The workshop, geared toward structural engineers, begins with connections in the CSA 086 Wood Design Standard and progresses from there, covering both timber frame and log structure connections.

Other speakers include Adam Robertson (Canadian Wood Council), Ghasan Doudak (University of Ottawa), and Robin Zirnhelt

(Cascade Engineering Group, Canmore).

For more information, call Linda Schauer, 877-929-9663 (ex 6); email her; or see the Wood-Works.ca web page about it, including a PDF fact sheet.

New Wood Design Manual

The Canadian Wood Council’s new 2010 Wood Design Manual will be available at the workshop, at a deep discount: $117 (list price $190).

 

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Whistler round to square house update

  |   Announcement, Design

While we were at BC wood AGM, BC wood made tour and two out of four were the frame we provided. Round natural log and square timber are for sure good combination for any resort set up and makes one of kind building. This project is build by Craig Ross who is contractor in Whistler, great job in design modification and finishes, we provided timber structure and stairs. Kalwall by the stair tower is insulated and bring very warm light in to the building.

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Chase Joyce Dunn Theater, dome cover added

  |   Announcement, Joinery, Set up / assemble

There are many request from musician that they wanted to cover the ring to protect from rain for performance. This was against my design point of view but I also understood their reason so we made dome that will make minimum sound reflect and installed. Main focus for manufacturing was how to be water proof, we made groove in any fitting can be water leak concern and placed Hanno tape, then placed 5 layer of RV repair paint on top that match the color of roof single.

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BC Wood GBM Whistler

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BC Wood GBM in Sep 8th to 10th were successfully done. My presentation to Architect was focused on why and how timber twist, and how we can control. Also Gluelam to kiln dry timber comparison in size and length were made clear what is optimal size to use in design with timber for public building design.

 

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Bonsai event

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As a part of fund raising for Japan Tsunami Relief, we joined this Bonsai event held in Japanese Bonsai Garden Surrey. Event was very successful, lots of Bonsai lovers got together and great demonstration and Taiko drum performance were truly touched performance. We prepared 6 benches and 8 blocks to donate and all sold in this event. We have three gate left to sale to raise funds, gate are dispalyed at Japanese Bonsai Garden,  16164 24th Avenue Surrey, BC.

Thanks for all volunteers.

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