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    Default Timber species identification

    Guys, I'm still in the position of getting my tools together and collecting a small amount of timber to start experimenting/learning with.

    The trouble for me at the moment is identifiying timbers etc.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a website or book dedicated to or provided information regarding the difference species of trees and their woodworking properties. I'm specifically after examples of what the tree looks like before being felled and then what the timber looks like in its various cuts.



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    the easyest way is to google it.

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    Yeah I guess but it would be nice to just be able to browse the types as well. I've tried Googling a few different species but couldn't seem to find decent example that allowed me to identify the tree. The cuts were great but matching up the timber to what the tree looks like is what I find diffictult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denim View Post
    .............I was wondering if anyone could recommend a website or book dedicated to or provided information regarding the difference species of trees and their woodworking properties. I'm specifically after examples of what the tree looks like before being felled and then what the timber looks like in its various cuts.
    Depends on where you're looking at the trees but you can check my website out for central QLD - a lot of these species grow down your way too.
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    There are several good books around although some of them may be out of print. "What Tree Is That" by Stirling Macoboy. "An Introduction To Trees for SE Australia" by Simpfendorfer. and more specific to eucalypts " A Field Guide to Eucalypts" by Brooker & Kleinig. are three good ones.(Lots of pictures.) You could also try the International Wood Collectors Society, who have quite a strong Aus. Branch.
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    That's a great website you've got there TTIT. The info you have is exactly what I've been after. Nice job!

    Thanks for the recommended books JackoH. I'll look them up this week.

    Thanks for the info guys, it's much appreciated.

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