Dehradun, October 19
A five-day short-term training course on “Finger jointing for efficient wood utilisation” held at Forest Research Institute concluded here today.

Eight participants of various levels from Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, took part in this programme. During this training, Dr Sadhna Tripathi, Head, Forest Products Division, informed the participants about the recent research developments of the division.
Dr Tripathi impressed upon the trainees about the indirect contribution of this technique to the conservation of forests through reducing wood wastage in saw mills and wood workshops by adopting finger jointing.
He elaborated on the possibilities of adopting this technique in the manufacture of various parts of daily furniture like chair and table. Besides this, other scientists and research staff of the division discussed with the trainees about other aspects like the adhesive used, the level of seasoning, original strength aspects of the wood used and the role of chemical used for preservation in providing strength to the finger joint.
The possibility of making stronger sections out of the ‘not so strong’ mango wood through finger jointing was also discussed with the trainees.
Director, Forest Research Institute, Dr PP Bhojvaid asked the trainees to use the techniques learnt during the course in their future works. He handed over the certificates to the participants.

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