Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Another 75 samples good news / bad news
Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that thanks to my generous friend David Clark, I now have another 75 samples for the site.
The bad news is that thanks to that damned David Clark I now have a whole bunch more work to do !
This set of 75 samples is radically different from the previous batch of almost 200 that he had sent to me. In that batch, if a sample had been off by 1/32" in length or 1/64" in width, it would have stuck out like a sore thumb. This batch was apparently made with the rule of thumb to use the standard IWCS sample size "sort of / more or less". At least they're mostly that big or bigger, but the trimming is really sloppy in many cases and some were band-sawed to thickness instead of planed. In short, VERY sloppy.
BUT ... the good news for the site is that near as I can tell, they are reasonably representative of the woods so will make good additions to the site.
Last edited by phinds; 05-08-2013 at 11:52 AM.