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Old 02-24-2004, 10:45 PM
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I picked up an incredible book on the subject of wood yesterday. I have only begun to read it; and that will take some time because of it's size; but I already highly recommend it to woodcarvers. So far, I have read on fungi, sharpening, stressed wood, identifying wood, and much more.

I found mine at a used book store for $1.99; I priced it on Amazon and found (1) new copy for sale at $10.93.

Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology by R. Bruce Hoadley
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:24 AM
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Are you going to start stocking and selling it?
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:45 PM
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Hi Rick I have Hoadley's book, the best wood book I've seen. Ron A.
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Geez Rick. It must be good if you recommend it!
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Old 02-25-2004, 07:45 PM
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Wayne, I'll be checking into carrying it, depends on the publisher.

The book is very informative, perhaps a touch technical, but written by a wood carver. It includes information I have never seen discussed anywhere before; such as the fluorescent properties of wood. Another section I found interesting was on 'reaction wood'.

It isn't so much a carving book as a wood book; but if you love wood, it's interesting reading.
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