RE: [MedievalSawdust] Wood Identification Sample Kit
- 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 JoinerCaid-----Original Message-----The Hardwood Manufacturer's Association makes a sample kit that
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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