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Wood IDs #16: The American Woods - 350 N. American species specimens

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 07-15-2009 11:41 PM 890 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just tumbled into a fantastic vat of info hosted by the Special Collections Research Center of the NCSU Libraries.

”Radial, tangential, and cross-sections of 350 North American woods from the 14-volume rare book The American Woods, published between 1888 and 1910 by the author, Romeyn Beck Hough. The images can be accessed by volume number or by the scientific or common name of each tree.”

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/forestry/hough/index.html

The 600DPI images are nice and big for positive IDs, or maybe for getting interested in trying out certain species. I’m going to be dizzy after hours of clicking on each of these.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator



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#1 posted 07-16-2009 02:03 AM

Fetish: Any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion or an abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation. (not that there is anything wrong with it, lol)

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 02:17 AM

Hey Gary
Thanks for the link,
Heres one of the best I’ve seen http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 02:19 AM

jl – me, or the author!? Probably correct either way :)

Jim – agreed! HH is my favorite ID site. I couldn’t do a search online without landing there back when I was trying to ID all the hardwood scraps I got from Rockler. Thanks!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 02:22 AM

Gary I’m looking at you kid…. lol

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 03:58 AM

nice find gary, thanks!

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 04:35 AM

jl – it wouldn’t be proper OCD if I could control it!

Mike – you’re welcome! Hope it helps.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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