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  • No unread posts What is SoundWood Links?
    SoundWood Links gathers people around the timbers used in musical instrument making and then gives support to the woodlands where these extraordinary materials grow. It is for instrument makers and timber suppliers, players and sellers of musical instruments, conservationists and teachers, forest managers and trade regulators, academics and anyone who has an interest in wood making music.
    This section concerns the aims of this project. What scope and purpose do you think SoundWood Links might have?
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  • No unread posts Timbers
    The wide range of timbers used in musical instrument making reflects the enormous variety of engineering, acoustic and aesthetic demands placed upon them by makers, players and markets. In alphabetical groupings by scientific name, each species commonly used is listed here. A full list of common names of featured timbers is regularly posted at this level. Click 'Post a new topic' at any level to suggest other species. Click on a heading to see what's in the woods...
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    Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:45 am
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    Musical instruments are more often than not collections of timbers and other materials, engineered to produce a lovely noise. Here's a place that gathers them all, assembled, fashioned to fit the whole. Record and explore how the woods in your instrument work together, to flag up and find makers and sellers, repairs and maintenance, courses and collections, pictures and plans. Click on a heading, post a new topic, or reply to an existing topic. Post a new topic at any level to suggest others we can explore.
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  • No unread posts Timber Trade Mechanics
    Turning a tree into a perfectly flat board or square block is work of some skill. Supplying such material between different countries and continents without doing any serious damage requires a great deal of care. The development of best practice in providing timbers for trade is a long work in progress. Conservation concern, economic stability, fair trade, international treaties and standards all have their parts to play in linking the tree in the wood to the tune in our ears. Here's how...
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  • No unread posts Current Projects
    SoundWood Links is engaged in a range of projects to provide research, development and educational services. These sections require passwords for access as they are used as areas where contracted work can be developed online. Feel free to have a look at the types of works in progress, or indeed enter here if you're working on one of these projects with us.
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