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MattyMattAg

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07-03-2014 03:30 PM

I’m trying to beef up my knowledge on tree species, types of wood, specks of the species regarding milling, building, etc.

Basically a book that has pictures showing the traits of each species, both alive and milled, and what each has traditionally been used for.

Any suggestions?

-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?


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MattyMattAg

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 01:04 PM

Bump… anyone?

-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?

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Paul

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 01:14 PM

Check with the US Forest Service for info on trees in your area. I recall that I had a small book that ID’d trees by the shape of the tree, the leaves, pinecones etc. Now that you mention it I would also like to find that book again.

Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 03:05 PM

This is what my wife got me for fathers day a couple years ago. It’s fairly comprehensive given it’s size and covers trees from around the world. It can be found here: http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2085314/40651/Wood-Identification-and-Uses.aspx?keyword=&refcode=10INGOPB&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CLiIyI7AuL8CFWrl7Aod2xQAJw

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#4 posted 07-09-2014 04:56 PM

Understanding Wood, by R. Bruce Hoadley.

More than you want to know about wood!

For just identification, “Identifying Wood” by Hoadley.

-Paul

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 08:44 PM

Ahh.. the golden goose of woodworking… does not really exist.. but if you use all of the above you’ll have a well rounded knowledge base. Especially the USDA Forestry Service site, my favorite go to for tree (not wood) factoids. you wanna blow your mind.. read “The Tree” by Colin Tudge.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 09:22 PM

I found a World Woods in Color used. Its on amazon used for about $10. Its pretty good.

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 01:33 AM

I agree with EP, I have never seen a book that covered all this material in one volume.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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