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47 Reddit comments about Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools:

u/h83r · 34 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools

u/amildlyclevercomment · 23 pointsr/IdiotsFightingThings

He needed this.

u/Philo_T_Farnsworth · 10 pointsr/offbeat

This book has been passed around as a meme for a while due to the absurd title and cover photo. Typically with the caption "Yep, it's wood".

u/SmoothOperator89 · 9 pointsr/funny
u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/gaming

It's actually a book.

I know this solely because I saw it in a store once and had a "oh-crap-memes-exist-in-real-life" moment.

u/onandonandonandon · 7 pointsr/hockey
u/Ghigs · 6 pointsr/interestingasfuck

I actually bought the book. Those are pores.

The book says of Balsa:
>Pores: Medium-large, distinct without lens, numerous to moderately few, solitary and in radial multiples of 2-3.

u/SeattleBattles · 5 pointsr/nothingeverhappens

You still have the chance!

You can also by his other work, Understanding Wood, so you know what to do once you identify some.

u/Jon3laze · 4 pointsr/woodworking
u/dreamreclamation · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Regardless of whether you take an apprenticeship or attend a college program, I would highly recommend expanding your knowledge on woodworking. There are five basic books I could not have survived without.

"Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking" by Tage Frid - This is for a box set of Tage Frid's three books. I bought them separate, but one link was easier than three links. You can buy these off of Amazon or eBay for quite cheap if you're a smart shopper.

"Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology" by R. Bruce Hoadley Edit: Recommended for a better understanding of the materials you're working with.

"Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools" by R. Bruce Hoadley Edit: Recommended because as a carpenter or woodworker, you should be able to identify most common wood types.

If you're just beginning and don't want to spend the $100ish it would cost for all of these, start with Tage's first book. "Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking: Joinery: Tools and Techniques". It will teach A LOT about design and wood in general, which will help you when applying for apprenticeships and/or carpentry/cabinet-making school.

It should be noted, these are textbooks for the most part and as such, read like one. If you're fresh out of high school, it should be easy to resume an old studying routine; if not, I suggest coffee, a chair that's comfortable and a notebook for note-taking. Seriously.

u/thiswastillavailable · 3 pointsr/guns

> wood type

This should help.

u/simuove · 3 pointsr/woodworking

You may want to consider this book.

u/corgonin · 3 pointsr/pics

It was $35.95, compared to amazon's $26.37

u/vjarnot · 2 pointsr/woodworking

>What will happen if I put teak oil on non-teak.

Nothing bad.

The thing is, oil finishes don't add a whole lot of water resistance to the wood. So, on teak/cedar/mahogany that's not much of a problem, whereas on other woods you could get water damage.

>Is there any way for an idiot like me to identify the wood?

Hard to say. You could always post some high-res pics and crowdsource the identification. If it's unfinished, wipe some mineral-spirits on it when you take the pics - makes it easier to see the details. Or you could go all-out and get Hoadley's other fantastic book (I say 'other' because I'm constantly recommending this one).

u/Merk2 · 2 pointsr/OkCupid
u/vacuous_comment · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Ask this guy if you really get stuck. I have that book and rarely use it but it is worth a read.

u/victorstanciu · 2 pointsr/science

This book better have a chapter on this

u/konnektion · 2 pointsr/Quebec

Achète-lui ce livre

C'est un mème, mais ça permet d'identifier pour vrai les essences et ainsi identifier la bonne technique de restoration.

u/That_guy_Creid · 2 pointsr/botany

I have a really awesome book that was used as the textbook for my wood science class.
Basically, it is a cane, which is a grass, not a wood. It has similar characteristics. I would type up the main points of the book, but I didn't bring it home with me...

u/underthesun · 2 pointsr/nintype

Done, also reckon if we can get enough content, I'll hire someone to "bookify" it and make a PDF, and maybe make a physical copy, just for laughs. Can't be too expensive with all the custom printing services these days eh?

Something like this :

u/no-mad · 2 pointsr/Carpentry

Carpenters often use distinct smells and grain patterns to tell woods aoart. Pine, cedar, oak, douglas-fir, hemlock, popular, ash, maple. After you have cut oak flooring for a room you will always know the smell. Most people can tell pine from cedar by smell. Same with other wood.

Wood Identification is tricky with less common woods. They use the end-grain samples from the tree to tell them apart.

u/MirrorLake · 1 pointr/pics

It's making fun of this book.

u/DangerMacAwesome · 1 pointr/BossfightUniverse

You all have it wrong! It's related to this book, and combines the two most necessary tools into one.

u/nilhilustfrederi · 1 pointr/gaming

Some reading material for OP.

u/gerp · 1 pointr/

no. it's wood, just wood.

u/vikktor · 1 pointr/croatia
u/understandunderstand · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I know a good book.

u/solust · 1 pointr/

Quick, someone send the scientists this!

u/dankostecki · 1 pointr/woodworking
u/gfixler · 1 pointr/woodworking

Two books your brother might love are Understanding Wood by Bruce Hoadley (the "Yep, it's wood" guy), and Workbenches by Christopher Schwarz. Both are chock full of phenomenal information about how wood works and how to work it to suit your needs. I would even recommend the second one to someone who didn't want to build a bench, simply because it gives so much insight into the how and why of woodworking in general.

u/Smith-Corona · 1 pointr/turning

Get a copy of R. Bruce Hoadley’s book, Identifying Wood by Taunton Press.

He’s got extensive photos of wood endgrain, the acid test for identifying wood. Face grain can be deceptive but endgrain is like the fingerprint of trees.

u/kippot · 1 pointr/movies

i feel similarly ! btw, very little is altered from the existing book here

u/btgeekboy · 1 pointr/pics

I have just the book for you. Better hurry though, only 18 left in stock.

u/aconitine- · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

I believe you need this book in your life !

u/strolls · 0 pointsr/woodworking

Is this a joke?