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Blog series by mmh updated 06-01-2009 05:08 AM 2 parts 6070 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: International Wood Collectors Society

05-31-2009 02:57 PM by mmh | 2 comments »

If you are interested in wood working, then chances are high that you just can’t get enough of different samples or various species of woods, or even the same wood with different graining. Each species of wood is so unique and the warmth that it reflects as having been a living tree is always amazing to view. As a craftsperson, I can only hope to unveil the beauty in each piece I create. This brings to mind that many wood lovers have a collection. It may be a simple and humble col...

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Part 2: Rudolph Block's Collection: Canes of Various Woods (1400 pcs. circa 1928)

06-01-2009 05:08 AM by mmh | 19 comments »

I am looking for the location of Rudolph Block’s collection of canes of various woods as exhibited in 1928 at the “US National Museum in Washington”. Upon his death he willed the collection to Yale University School of Forestry. The collection consisted of 1400 canes of various woods, exhibited in 10 cases. I have included two of the articles that I have found (The first sent to me by fellow LJ, Sharad N. ). I am very interested in visiting or viewing photos of this coll...

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