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Wood study kit - wood samples but missing documentation

I recently acquired a nice box of 54 wood samples made by the Timber Engineering Company (now called TECO) that is called a wood study kit. It is missing any documentation, which should include a key providing identification of the 54 samples.

If anyone knows where I can get a copy of the documentation, I would be most grateful. I have contacted TECO, and although very willing to help, they are not optimistic that they can get a copy.

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-11-2008, 09:03 PM
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Why not make a game of it ? Take pictures and we can ID them. I am pretty good at this game , best at native hardwoods but can take a fair stab at about anything.
This one is douglas fir
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I knew if Daren saw this thread he would figure it out. ;p

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Daren,
I don't doubt this group's ability to identify the woods. However, I doubt my ability to photograph the samples well enough to enable viewers to accurately identify them.

Even when handling them, I am able to identify less than half of them. It's humbling.

My research to date indicates they were produced in the 50s but I don't know for how long. I found one for sale on ebay, item number 130267538880 and I'm asking the seller for a copy of the documentation.
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Here you go:

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.js...=1224271723976

bottom post in the thread. She's got one!
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I have a complete set that Teco would love to have but I use it quite a bit. I can email a scan of the wood types list to you or mail it to you. The Guidebook is too long to copy.

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I would appreciate a copy...

Jack,
A copy of the sample list would be greatly appreciated. All my other sources for a copy have fallen through.

I have sent you a PM.

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Do you have an email address I can email you at? I've scanned the booklet that the case came with as well as the list of woods inside for you.
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This is a very old thread. None of the members in this thread have been here in a couple years. Jrschwit hasn't been here since 2010.
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This is a very old thread. None of the members in this thread have been here in a couple years. Jrschwit hasn't been here since 2010.
That is too bad but maybe someone else can use the help.

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Thanks all for the replies. Since my last post, I acquired the correct documentation. Very useful kit. If I can help anyone, let me know.

Still active, but not so much on this site.

Thanks, Jim S
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I was just pleased to see a post from Daren Nelson. Miss him a lot.
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If anyone is still on this post, I’d love to get a digital copy of the manual for this kit. We picked up a kit for woodworking class for youth and the manual would possibly help. Thanks!
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Twimer,
I have a good photocopy of the documentation and can send a set by mail. Sorry, no digital version.
Contact me at [email protected]
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