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Re: Identifying Wood: Accurate Results with Simple Tools

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:28 pm
by ToneWood
ToneWood wrote:Several times, forum members (including myself) have asked for help identifying wood. Other forum members have often been able to help pin it down. But as Robin Wood, has pointed out, it can be almost impossible, short of DNA testing. I just came across this book;
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Identifying Wood: Accurate Results with Simple Tools [Hardcover] - R.Bruce Hoadley (Author)

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Apparently Herbert Edlin (see his well regarded woodland crafts book earlier in this thread) also wrote a book to help identify wood types:
Edlin Herbert : What Wood is That? (Studio Book) [Hardcover]
Herbert L Edlin (Author)
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Again, not cheap - but they are, at least, both hardcover books.

Re: Green wood carving books?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:33 pm
by ToneWood
Roy Underhill's excellent & entertaining American TV shows, the Woodwright's Shop, are still available for viewing on PBS.org & some (mainly samples) on youtube (BTW American's commonly use the term "shop" for "workshop - as they call shops "stores"). He has written several books. I have seen one & it looked good, covering the use of froes & such like:

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Woodwright's Workbook: Further Explorations in Traditional Woodcraft [Paperback]
Roy Underhill (Author)


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The Woodwright's Shop: Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft [Paperback]
Roy Underhill (Author)


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Woodwright's Companion: Exploring Traditional Woodcraft [Paperback]
Roy Underhill (Author)


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The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge [Paperback]
Roy Underhill (Author), Eleanor Underhill (Illustrator)


(These seem quite expensive from Amazon but their alternative sellers & used versions are often less, sometimes much less ;))

Re: Green wood carving books?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:23 pm
by ToneWood
Came across several books on Amazon on making walking sticks but this one seems particularly well received by all buyers/reviewers:

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Stickmaking Handbook: Revised Edition (Paperback)
by Andrew Jones, Clive George


[Use Amazon's Look-Inside feature to preview the content.]

BTW There was somebody selling an impressive variety of horns & antlers - including all of those mentioned in the above book - at Treefest, Westonbirt, last Summer ;)