Sectioning refractory woods for anatomical studies

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Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1977 - House & Home - 9 pages
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Describes a new technique for softening wood, using a 4 percent solution of ethylenediamine; a shortcut method for removing silica and crystalline materials with hydrofluoric acid; a method for rapidly neutralizing wood blocks which have been treated with hydrofluoric acid; and a method for maintaining the flatness of sections through staining, dehydration, and clearing. Methods described are applicable to wood with a specific gravity in excess of 0.75. (Author).

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