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Forum topic by 8iowa posted 08-15-2012 02:08 PM 1783 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2012 02:08 PM

Shopsmith is offering an extensive wood properties chart in a durable laminated form;

It not only includes wood properties, but suggestions of which wood to use for various projects, how wood is classified, and information on plywood and other composites as well.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 02:25 PM

Last night I spent over an hour on Google trying to find reliable descriptions of wood properties. I found a few that had good information but only for domestic lumber or limited information for a wide range, but nothing that brought it all together. I was trying to pick something new to use for a small project.

This would have been a great resourse. A bit expensive, but if it would have saved me an hour of time, more than worth it. Thanks for the link. I just tried to buy it.

ETA: An $11 card – and they were going to charge an additional $7 shipping. Lost my business on that.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 03:57 PM

Browse around on this site. I think you might find a lot of what you are looking for.

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#3 posted 08-15-2012 04:35 PM

Thanks dusty2, I bookmarked that page. That is a much more complete list than I found in my searching.

I am going to keep my eyes open for a laminated card though – it would be nice to have one at my fingertips.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 05:05 PM

looks like a great resource…

here’s a couple others…

the DOA’s “Wood Handbook” is a free download… it’s a little bit dated… but packed full of good info.

Hoadly’s “Understanding Wood” is a great reference to have on the shelf.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 05:08 PM

Check out this website. It has everything you ever need or want to know.

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