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
> > https://w
> Kirk in HMB, but not at the moment.
> Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk