LumberJock's Wood Library

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Blog entry by leonmcd posted 05-16-2008 04:21 AM 15079 reads 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The LumberJock’s Wood Library is a collection of blogs written by LumberJocks about their hands on experience working with different woods. You are invited and encouraged to contribute to this Wood Library.
See the How to Contribute section immediately after the Wood Library – Charts and Tables links.

The Wood Library is included in the STICKIES so you can get to it from any page.

LumberJock’s Wood Library Blogs

Swiss Pear

Wood Library – Charts and Tables

Janka Hardness
Wood Toxicity

How to Contribute

Hopefully this will grow into its own section like Reviews but for now Martin has suggested we use blogs.

So, just create a blog about a particular wood and send me a link to your blog so I can add it to this page. See the bloodwood blog above as an example. I think that over time we may come to some standard format but for now just create it as you like.

There are a number of sites with wood photos and properties and you may included that information in your blog but we are most interested in your personal experiences working with the wood. In addition to the individual wood blogs, I think that we will also include some wood properties tables that list hardness, movement, etc for a number of woods in a single blog.

Remember not to violate copyrights when posting information from other sources.

There are currently some issues with searching for these blogs using the search box. We expect to overcome these issues in the future so please add our standard set of tags to each blog you create.

The standard tags are : wood library, wood samples, wood details, wood info, woodinfo, woodlibrary, woodsamples, wooddetails plus the wood name.

Since multiple users cannot share a blog series, Martin has asked that I maintain a master list of all the blogs on this page. When you create a Wood Library blog, send me a PM with the blog link and I will add it to the list on this page.

You can also contribute by adding comments to an existing Wood Library blog. For instance, if you have additional comments or experience with bloodwood please add a comment to my bloodwood blog.

Please comment in this blog your ideas and questions about the LumberJock’s Wood Library

PS. Be sure to tell Allison thanks. It was her idea.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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Paul D

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#1 posted 05-16-2008 05:15 AM

This is a great idea Leon. And yes, I recall Allison having this idea in the first place so thanks for that Alison.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#2 posted 05-16-2008 07:54 AM

I’ll add some of the more exotics soon.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 05-16-2008 08:16 AM

Hey Leon, added to stickies. Keep it growing ;)

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#4 posted 05-16-2008 12:18 PM

i am getting some work with Ebony soon so i’ll post one on that. i think this is a great idea ans i hope that it is a success.

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#5 posted 05-16-2008 03:18 PM

I just renamed my bloodwood blog to “Wood Library – Bloodwood”

I think it will help when it shows up in Pulse. If all Wood Libray blog names start with “Wood Library -” you will recognzie it immediately when you see it in Pulse as a Wood Library post.

I suggest that we use this naming convention for all Wood Library posts.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#6 posted 05-19-2008 02:56 PM

Great Idea and can really become a very valuable tool when considering a new wood purchase. I agree with your naming convention..someday perhaps an index.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 06-02-2008 10:26 PM

Teenagewoodworker just added a second blog about History.

I like the additional info on Hickory but from the Wood Library stand point, I’d like to have a single entry for each wood. Rather than adding a new blog, how about just adding the information as comments to the existing Hickory blog?

I think it would be better to keep all the information on one wood together. Anyone could start a blog and anyone could add additional information to a blog and we have one place to go for information on Hickory or any other wood. All the followup discussion would be in one place rather that scattered across several blogs.

What do you think?

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#8 posted 01-21-2009 09:51 PM

Just added a link to the Wood Toxicity document that Broda mentioned in the Forum.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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