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266315 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑08‑08 Re: Wood
So, took a quick look at both the online, and my hard copy books.  Biggest
thoughts after spending 10 minutes with them:

1 - the online version is hard to read, gold text on black background
didn't scan well.
2 - the online version is 14 volumes, mine is one, so it was easiest to
open a random online copy, flip in til I hit the color plates, then look
for the hardcopy version to compare
3 - the online versions color plates look better, the backlighting effect
seems to have been taken into consideration when scanning.

Since the online version was scanned from a real copy, and mine was
reproduced from a (probably different) real copy, the wood pix don't
match.  Looking at p43 in mine, Red maple, I have more grain swirl in the
transverse section, and a water stain (so it seems) on the tangential

For those who don't want to spend the $40 for the book, the online is a
great tool, though probably a bit more cumbersome.  If I got down to really
splitting hairs on which was which between a wood sample, I might use the
online version for a second example.

Kirk in HMB, enjoyed a vacation day with my youngest today, and dinner with
both girls tonight.

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Kirk Eppler  wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 6:15 AM Ed Minch  wrote:
>> MLW is a top-notch web surfer and came up with this:
>> >> h
>> I would love to see one of these in person
> I have a copy of the book, with photos of the wood instead of real wood
> slices.  Fun to look through when you are stumped for an ID.  I am away
> from my copy, but will compare it to the IA version later for picture
> quality
> > https://w
> 04428/facts.the_woodbook.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_
> YTs59HZ3AIVD6vsCh15cwOoEAQYAiABEgKmh_D_BwE
> Kirk in HMB, but not at the moment.
>> --
> Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk

Kirk Eppler
Principal Engineer
650 225-3911

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