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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Wood Identification & Use: A Field Guide to More Than 200 Species

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From carpenters to artisans, the choices are plentiful when it comes to working with wood. How to decide? Pick up this comprehensive, portable reference including details on selecting and using more than 200 species of wood from around the world. Richly illustrated with over 400 photos and 200 drawings, each species gets full attention with its own photo, plus in-depth information on the wood's working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations. Special emphasis is given to wood figure and defects, as well as health hazards of working with certain woods. Drawings of the tree, leaf, flower, and fruit of most of the species are also included. Along with 200 full descriptions, another 200 species are handily listed in brief. Concise and informative, this is a great go-to (and "take it with you") resource for anyone working with wood at home or out in the field.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive reference includes details on selecting and using more than 200 species of wood from around the world. Richly illustrated with more than 400 photos and 200 drawings, each species gets full attention with its own photo, plus in-depth information on the wood's working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations.

About the Author

Terry Porter is a professional woodworker and former editor of "Woodturning magazine."""He lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What Is Wood?

Forest Types

Seasoning and Sawing

Figure in Wood

Defects in Wood

Glossary of Wood Terminology

Toxic Woods

Wood Directory

Introductory Note

Woods Listed Alphabetically by Botanical Names

Additional Woods in Brief

Index of Common Names

Index of Botanical Names

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600854651
Author:
Porter, Terry
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Author:
Terry
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
402 color photos, 223 drawings
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.88 x 6 x 0.54 in

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"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive reference includes details on selecting and using more than 200 species of wood from around the world. Richly illustrated with more than 400 photos and 200 drawings, each species gets full attention with its own photo, plus in-depth information on the wood's working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations.
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