August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Rx for Machining Wood: Practical Tips

and Troubleshooting Defects


Friday, August 26th from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Session Code: MFG7

Location: B308 (located in Building B - Level 3)

Presented by: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC

Speakers: Eugene Wengert, President: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC and Bobby Ammerman, Extension Specialist: University of Kentucky

We often fix machining errors with putty or by discarding the troublesome piece of wood. Knowledge of the basics, theoretical and practical, of machining wood can greatly reduce machining defects. Machining discussed focuses on planning and routing, sawing and sanding. Many defects and the cures are illustrated. Modern tools and abrasives are discussed.

About the Speakers: 



Gene Wengert, known as “The Wood Doctor,” began writing his column “Ask the Wood Doctor” in 1978 for FDM & Cabinetmaker. He is president of THE WOOD DOCTOR’S RX, LLC. Wengert provides practical training and manufacturing analyses on-site for the wood products industry. He is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry .  



Bobby Ammerman graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1990 where he majored in Industrial Technology with a specialization in Wood Products. After graduation he worked in industry managing a millwork and moulding facility for seven years. Since 1998 he has been employed as a Wood Products Specialist for the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry. In his capacity with UK, Bobby has conducted over fifty moulder and profile knife grinder trainings. He is currently the Chain of Custody Administrator for The Center for Forest and Wood Certification. In addition to managing the CFWC’s Chain of Custody Certificate, he also provides technical assistance for business interested in wood products certification.