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iPhone Becomes a Wood Encyclopedia

comments (0) September 8th, 2009 in blogs

Tom Tom McKenna, Managing Editor
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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Courtesy Double Dog Studios

Now woodworkers have a good excuse to bring their iPhones to the shop and lumberyard. There's a new application developed by Double Dog Studios, called I.D. Wood, that turns your phone into a wood guide. With it you can view more than 50 wood samples (raw and finished) and get almost any data you need, including:

  • Species and botanical names
  • Common names
  • Origins
  • Descriptions
  • Properties
  • Common uses
  • Durability
  • Sustainability

 You also have access to:

  • Wood Glossary
  • Lumber cutting techniques
  • Dimensional lumber conversions
  • Thickness measuring screen
  • References for pilot hole and nail sizes

For more information or to download, visit the Double Dog website.

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