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dc.contributor.authorDonato, D.C.
dc.contributor.authorTimme, S.H.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T03:04:30Z
dc.date.available2018-10-19T03:04:30Z
dc.date.issued2012-07
dc.identifier.citationDonato, D.C., Timme, S.H., 2012. A method for surfacing large log cross-sections for scanning and crossdating. Tree-Ring Research 68(2):115-119.
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098
dc.identifier.doi10.3959/2012-1.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/630478
dc.description.abstractWe present a method for obtaining a true flat surface on cross-sections of large logs that exceed the width of many belt sanders, to aid in digital scanning and computer-aided ring-width measurement. The method uses a vertical mill that is available in most university machine shops, gradually removing thin layers of wood to achieve a surface that is planar within ca. 0.3-mm precision. We have tested the method on several sizes, shapes, and decay states of log samples and found that it performs well across these variations. Samples can then be directly sanded with medium- to fine-grit sandpaper to achieve a finished surface that lies flat on a scanner plate and shows rings and cell structure with high clarity.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTree-Ring Society
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.org
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectcoarse woody debris
dc.subjectcrossdating
dc.subjectcross-section
dc.subjectdead wood
dc.subjectdigital archiving
dc.subjectflat surface
dc.subjectlog
dc.subjectmill
dc.subjecttree-ring measurement
dc.subjectscanning
dc.subjectsurface preparation
dc.titleA method for surfacing large log cross-sections for scanning and crossdating
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Research
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
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