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RE: [MedievalSawdust] Wood Identification Sample Kit

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  • Chuck Phillips
    In my understanding, the definitive work on the subject is Identifying Wood by Bruce Hoadley.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 29 11:41 PM
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      In my understanding, the definitive work on the subject is "Identifying Wood" by Bruce Hoadley.  (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0942391047/qid=1125383796/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-5404524-8053436?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
      Charles Joiner
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      From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of shewolfen
      Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:41 PM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Wood Identification Sample Kit

      The Hardwood Manufacturer's Association makes a sample kit that
      contains 20 samples of hardwood species which may help you identify
      clean planed wood.


      It's a very nice kit, also has a acetate overlay that gives you an
      idea of how 4 different stains may look.

      To add to Captain Rhys' comments on air-dryed lumber: some species
      (oak, for example) are air dried (for up to a year at a time,
      depending on board thickness) to reach a certain moisture content
      before kiln drying (reduces kiln drying cost and time)- some are
      stickered in the open, other sawmills may stack their lumber in
      pre-dryers, or sheds with large fans on the side.

      I visit sawmills often for my mundane job: writing for sawmill/lumber
      trade magazines.

      - Meridies

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