A Manual of the Timbers of the World; Their Characteristics and Uses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...are obtainable in what is termed "plain" or'" quarter sawn." The plain boards are sawn so that the surface shows the tangential section, while the quarter sawn displays the radial (see diagram, p. I70). A boxed heart square is generally taken from the heart. It Will be seen that quarter sawing entails ...