||Ohio woodworkers, builders and others are fortunate to live in a state with such an abundance and diversity of hardwood tree species. Join tree farmer and woodworker Randy Sanders to learn more about these types of wood. He has logged, milled, dried and worked with more than 30 species during the past 8 years. Using a power point presentation, handouts and wood examples, Randy will discuss the basic properties, structure and uses of these woods. Examples of more than 25 Ohio hardwoods will be handled, viewed and discussed. Randy will show the most common ways lumber and flitches are cut from logs as well as common defects and anomalies such as burls, sweep, and black knot disease. Students will gain a better understanding of common wood terms including grain (straight, spiral, edge, top, end), figure, ray flecking, ring-porous, spalting and others that will help you better identify what you see when looking at wood. Students will leave with a sample collection of 15 species of wood including the most common types of cuts (i.e. plain/flat, quarter, rift and live sawn).