Entering your email also makes you eligible to receive future promotional emails. When i first heard about snakewood by debut author adrian selby, i was excited for three reasons. Wood database and searchable library woodworkers source. Shipping currently not available to canada or australia.
Snakewood the wood database lumber identification hardwood. Im up to the part where they kidnap gleis, and i need rock smash. Adrian selby hi, well, there is a third book coming out but its not this one. Attempts to identify a specific board macroscopically may be difficult. This wood species is not listed in the cites appendices or on the iucn red list of threatened species. Hi there, i purchased some snakewood from ebay and made a pen for a client. Top ten heaviest woods the wood database snakewood bookmatched. Wood that is split with a wedge will be stronger than that cut by a saw blade and is preferable for tonewood.
Likewise, the products of snakewood editions are crafted with a balanced combination of all these qualities. Considered to be the most expensive exotic wood available. Snakewood is also commonly sold in full and half log forms, which typically include significant pith checking and areas of both figured and nonfigured wood, which can result in high wastage. Sebastien paradis development of database and tropix software. Woodworking wood types green woodworking woodworking projects material science 3d printer projects petrified wood nature tree lessons for kids wood texture. Please select how much youd like and add to cart to receive an official quote from our. Nov 03, 2015 everything thats made the wood database website. The periodic table of wood poster the wood database. I, however, think there isnt anything else quite like snakewood, flawed though it may be. All that makes the wood database unique, distilled into one potent book. Cecropia peltata is an evergreen tree growing to 20 m 65ft by 18 m 59ft at a fast rate. The client has returned the pen to me with the cap cracked.
May 27, 2016 top ten heaviest woods the wood database snakewood bookmatched. Leopardwood is frequently confused with lacewood, and is sometimes referred to as such. Bulletwood is an incredibly strong, dense wood which has good durability in exterior. In snakewood, selby taught me more about voice both that of the author and the character and, by extent of both, the narrator than any other lesson, how to, blog or book i have ever read. Lessons for kids free printable woodworking wood types, green woodworking, woodworking projects, material. Wood database hardwood and softwood identification guide. Snakewood is known for its signature gain pattern which resembles snakeskin. Im playing pokemon snakewood, a romhack version of pokemon. In wood cut by a saw blade, the wood fibers are cut short by the blade and do not run all the way through the piece of wood. Snakewood is an incredibly beautiful wood which originates mostly in suriname, south america. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and.
Be warned, it isnt easy, and it isnt a good entry point for a new reader. This page is an index of articles on plant species or higher taxonomic groups with the same common name vernacular name. The wood has been sitting now for a few months but i want to make sure its totally dry before i attempt another. If you did not find the snakewood you are looking for, here are some ideas. Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by. Snakewood is also the name of a beautiful tropical wood widely used for the making of baroque bows. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Snakewood is called so because of its snake skin like pattern. Each tree felled is monitored, and the government has. The database also contains detailed descriptions of both hardwood and softwood types, including identification guide of wood properties that can help you discover and choose perfect wood structure and texture that you require for furniture, decoration, decking and other objects made from wood. I thought that our name for the wood was merely a colloquial, common name. Snakewood is also commonly sold in full and half log forms.
African red ivory logs and planks, snakewood logs, one ebony log from belgian congo, etc. Please note, this is a log so it does have center pith, some checks, and is still slightly green. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Heartwood dark red to reddish brown with irregular radial black markings or with black vertical stripes alone or in conjunction with the speckles. Its better than most of the other reference books i have.
The woodworkers resource for practical information and research for all things wood. An extremely dense and rare wood due to growth rate and its small size. In my honest opinion, the best books make you, the reader, feel something. We also recommend using thin ca glue to seal all surfaces of the wood each time it is worked or sanded, which can help prevent checking. Top ten heaviest woods the wood database snakewood. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to edit the linking article so that it links directly to the intended article.
Spoiler tags that work for both versions of reddit and on mobile look like this. A wide variety of snakewood options are available to you, such as black, red, and white. Less figured sections of the wood are usually sold for much lower prices under the name amourette. Bulletwood the wood database lumber identification.
I still remember the axe hitting the tree and rebounding like nothing i ever experienced before. What i felt, and i think this was the intent, was that i was actually someone from the world of snakewood reading the book in a military library at a military academy, as though i was already familiar with the events. Heavy construction within its natural range, decking, flooring, boatbuilding, bent parts, and turned objects. The making of a baroque bow is an art that requires high artistic and technical skills and a good knowledge of ancient practices. An epic fantasy like no other, adrian selbys debut takes an unblinking look at the price we pay for our pasts, the art of war and the people who make it their business.
It is one of the applications in cirads wood database, which combines the technological. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Members sell, buy, and trade wood samples from around the world. The database was created by eric meier, who originally began compiling specs on different types of wood for his own personal use, to use as a guide in selecting the appropriate wood for projects. I started the book with some trepidation, but did not find the story that hard to follow at all. Some additional drying may be necessary to avoid cracking and splitting.
Which is why snakewood is one of the very best of books. Perhaps you found snakewood in a book, another catalogue or among personal communications b and t world seeds may be using a different spelling there are typos in our database please tell matthew if you find any try a more simple search. That is a good thing after all, you cant please everybody. Given snakewood lumbers extreme difficulty to acquire it, at least wood that has an amazing figure. Eric meier, who ownsruns the wood database web site has now published a really good wood book, called wood.
The method of worldbuilding the author uses requires the reader to dive right in and figure it out as the story runs along. And snakewood isnt in the business of pleasing anyone. Top ten heaviest woods the wood database snakewood bookmatched stay safe and healthy. Leopardwood the wood database lumber identification. I long forgot this until now when i read this list of top ten hardest woods. The best way i can put snakewoods collective voice into words is.
We also recommend using thin ca glue to seal all surfaces of the wood each time it is worked or sanded, which can help. The part sold as snakewood is really the heartwood of the larger tree. Snakewood all righteous woods exotic woods wood burls. Snakewood is a common name of several different plants.
The introductory chapters about wood structure, etc, are really good. Snakewood by adrian selby published by orbit on march 15th 2016 genres. When an author tries to do something unique or farreaching it will either impress you or turn you off. Each tree felled is monitored, and the government has developed a strict harvesting control with permits. Wood database and searchable library lumber for woodworking thats packed professionally, shipped right to your door, and guaranteed 100%.
The wood has been sitting now for a few months but i want to. The color varies from a reddish brown to darker brown or black and typically darkens with age. Snakewood is one of those books that will have plenty of fans and plenty of haters too. The magic system in snakewood means that there is a great deal of mindbody altering substances potions in use. Cecropia peltata trumpet tree, snakewood, congo pump, wild. Enter a violent world of revenge and bloody combat with characters youll never forget. In its vaguest sense, the term lacewood is used to describe any wood that displays figuring that resembles lace, which would technically include leopardwood. I knew that the wood was very dense and hard but never thought it made the list. The part of the tree sold as snakewood, or letterwood, is the heartwood of the larger tree.
We have the largest selection of rare hardwoods from around the world. Maple redheart red coolibah burl red oak red mallee burl red palm riftsawn hard maple royal ebony santos mahogany sapele shedua snakewood spalted maple spalted oak spalted tamarind spanish cedar sucupira swamp ash tamboti thuya burl tiger maple. The reason is that in split wood, the wood fibers run all the way through the piece. Snakewood is extremely dense, and will do a number on your tools so remember to sharpen your blades frequently. We have over 250 species of woods and more than 9,000 handcurated selections offering hobbiests, craftworkers and designers countless options to match any project or style. Southern african wood book covernow available, southern african wood isbn.
Identifying and using hundreds of woods worldwide by eric meier 20151010 by isbn. Snakewood is an incredibly beautiful wood which originates in suriname, south america. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. You can also choose from round snakewood, as well as from hardwood, teak, and folding blade knife snakewood there are 670 suppliers who sells snakewood on, mainly located in asia.1533 963 1095 1491 790 1206 213 1283 1012 753 1113 602 1217 460 1111 287 1158 962 910 929 1479 497 751 285 668 1320 559 123 321 589 993 412 513 404 888 596 330