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Wood Species Identification and Microphotography

Post by edfrank » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:04 pm

Wood Science 101 (8) - Wood Species Identification and Microphotography
by Chuck Ray
http://gowood.blogspot.com/2013/03/wood ... ecies.html
...This was all brought back to me by the following series of videos. A distinguished member of the International Wood Collectors Society, that very same group I visited last month at their Florida convention, has posted these videos demonstrating a technique he has developed for preparing and photographing wood samples under magnification. His name is Jean-Claude Cerre, and his photographs are stunning. The videos are freshly uploaded, and according to YouTube, have only been viewed by a couple of hundred folks. So you, Go Wood reader, are among the very first in the world to see these wonderful images.
Macrophotos of cross section of Woods by Jean-Claude CERRE part one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuFCfzm5BdU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuFCfzm5BdU

Macrophotos of cross section of Woods by Jean-Claude CERRE part two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKIL2hm9nMc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKIL2hm9nMc

Macrophotos of cross section of Woods by Jean-Claude CERRE patr three
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRAJv9YlQkM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRAJv9YlQkM
Since the samples are all identified in the video by their scientific names, I thought you would like an easy way to reference them to their common names. Here is a list of the samples in the order they are shown, with their common names.

1.Quercus ellipsoidalis x10 Northern Pin Oak 2. Erythrophleum ivorense x10 Missanda
3. Marmaroxylon racemosum x10 Marblewood 4. Caesalpinia libidibia x10 Partridgewood, Coffeewood
5. Cordia trichotoma x10 Peteribi 6. Cercis siliquastrum x10 Judas Tree
7. Quercus dunnii x90 Dunn Oak 8. Quercus ellipsoidalis x10 Northern Pin Oak
9. Quercus ellipsoidalis x90 Northern Pin Oak 10. Bocoa prouacensis x10 Bocoa
11. Calophyllum spp x90 Callophyllum 12. Carya illinoinensis x90 Pecan
13. Chlorophora excelsa x 10 African Teak 14. Fraxinus americana x 10 White Ash
15. Hymenolobium x 10 Hymenolobium 16. Bambusa blumeana x10 Bayog
17. Dalbergia melanoxylon x 10 African Blackwood 18. Couratari spp x 10 Couratari
19. Ceratonia siliqua x 10 Carob Tree 20. Bursera simaruba x 10 Gumbo-limbo, Copperwood
21. Chlorophora excelsa x 10 African Teak 22. Marmaroxylon racemosum x 10 Marblewood
23. Quercus ellipsoidalis x 10 Northern Pin Oak 24.Quercus ellipsoidalis x90 Northern Pin Oak
25. Intsia spp x 10 Intsia 26. Intsia spp x 90 Intsia
27. Jessenia bataua x 10 Pataua, Seje, Milpesos 28. Castanea sativa x 10 Sweet chestnut, Marron
29. Carya illinoiensis x 10 Pecan 30. Carya illinoiensis x 90 Pecan
31. Canarium tonkinense x 10 Chinese White Olive 32. Peltogyne densiflora x 10 Purpleheart
33. Mulettia laurentii x 10 Wenge 34. Mulettia laurentii x 90 Wenge
35. Platymiscium trinitatis x 10 Platymiscium trinitatis 36. Pisonia zapallo x 10 Pisonia zapallo
37. Pisonia zapallo x 90 Pisonia zapallo 38. Dimorphandra hohenkerkii x 10 Dimorphandra hohenkerkii
39. Diplotropis purpurea x 10 Many 40. Eperua falcata x 10 Wallaba
41. Eperua falcata x 90 Wallaba 42. Mullettia laurentii x 10 Wenge
43. Peltogyne densiflora x 10 Purpleheart 44. Pistacia mutica x 10 Mt. Atlas Mastic
45. Pistacia mutica x 90 Mt. Atlas Mastic 46. Rhamnus catharticus x 10 Buckthorn
47. Platymiscium trinitatis x 10 Platymiscium trinitatis 48. Roupala sessilifolia x 10 Roupala sessilifolia
49. Rhamnus catharticus x 10 Buckthorn 50. Pycnanthus angolensis x 10 African nutmeg
51. Sassafras albidum x 10 Sassafras 52. Laburnum anagyroides x 10 Common Laburnum
53. Laburnum anagyroides x 90 Common Laburnum

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Joe

Re: Wood Species Identification and Microphotography

Post by Joe » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:51 am

such micro photos of wood are not new- I took a course in "wood technology" in the late '60s- our textbook has hundreds of such photos but in black and white and without the music

the whole purpose of the course was to study the cellular structure and chemistry of wood- to better understand the use of wood
Joe

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