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Forum topic by swirt posted 08-06-2010 04:42 PM 1464 views 2 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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swirt

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08-06-2010 04:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood properties grain lumber milling

This post just appeared on Steve Branam’s Close Grain Blog and it does a great job of introducing the various properties of wood It covers the following wood topics nicely (even using icecream cones to show grain patterns):

Wood Toxicity and Allergen Safety
Hardwood and Softwood
Moisture Content and Movement
Sapwood and Heartwood
Grain
Flatsawn and Quartersawn Lumber
Lumber Defects
Lumber Specification

http://www.closegrain.com/2010/08/intro-hand-tools-understanding-wood.html

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com


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#1 posted 08-06-2010 05:20 PM

Lots of good information.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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