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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.

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Looks like some interesting woods based on what I can see of the samples.

Sad about bandsawing to width. Adds a lot more sanding work for you.

75 more samples is good news though.
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Looks like some interesting woods based on what I can see of the samples.

Sad about bandsawing to width. Adds a lot more sanding work for you.

75 more samples is good news though.
OOPS ... I mean to say THICKNESS (edited now) ... width wouldn't have been so bad.

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