World War II is bringing the countries of the Western Hemisphere closer and closer together in their economic planning and an increased exchange of commodities. One of these commodities is wood. This article gives the results of an experiment to determine proper drying procedure for cocobola, a Central American wood used extensively for knife handles. Looking ahead, although not mentioned by the author, it is easy to envisage a time when large scale research will be needed to determine proper drying methods and schedules for other Central and South American woods.
Document Type: Journal Article
Forest Products Laboratory, Maintained at Madison, Wis., in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin
Publication date: November 1, 1941
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