### micro-FAQ on wood # 001

A handful of useful sites dealing with wood:
FPL: - intro-page of the Forest Products Laboratory: http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us /
- technical properties of wood http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/techmenu.html including two downloadable books on US-woods
- the FPL "Wood Handbook. Wood as an engineering material" (downloadable): http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/FPLGTR/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm
- common and scientific names of wood (best database around, with a fairly low level of error): http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/CommNames2000.html [apparently off-line more often than not, and usually reports: "The system has encountered an error that was logged"]
OTHER SOURCES: - "The American Woods" (pictures): http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/archives/forestry/hough /
- lots of pictures (fun), but short on accuracy and real information full version (slow): http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/indextotal.htm small version (faster): http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/index.htm
- for a more extensive link-page see: http://www.nehosoc.nl/paginalinks.htm
BOOKS: entry-level books on wood are "Good Wood Handbook" by Albert Jackson & David Day (cheapest and best) "Woodworker's Guide to Wood" by Rick Peters (passing grades) "Woodworker's guide to Selecting and Milling Wood" by Charles Self (somewhat modest, pictorially, but written in a friendly style) "Harvesting Urban Timber" by Sam Sherrill
Adult books on wood are "Understanding Wood" by R. Bruce Hoadley "Identifying Wood" by R. Bruce Hoadley
For those not shying away from a thick book: "Holzatlas" by Rudi Wagenfuhr
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Don't forget www.acronymfinder.com for looking up SWMBO, DAMHIKT, and others.

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Don't forget www.acronymfinder.com for looking up SWMBO, DAMHIKT, andothers.
+ + + I am pretty sure these are not made of wood. Would really pity somebody with an all-wooden SWMBO PvR
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P van Rijckevorsel wrote:

I used to have one that was as flat as a board. Does that count? ARM
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