Re: wood vs styrene (was a very short intro)

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Dennis Storzek wrote:
I can't let this one pass uncorrected. You've got it exactly backwards,
Tony; wood is relatively stable along the length of the grain, but shrinks
and swells appreciably across the grain.
Dennis is right and I was wrong. I was confusing the shrinkage with strength data I was using recently.

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