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Oak ID
Kirt's Cogitations™ #81

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   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
   Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.


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Oak ID

Just in case you ever find yourself trying to determine whether the piece of oak board you have is red oak or white oak, here's a little trick that works every time. Take a short, straight-grained length of the wood, stick one end in a glass of water, and blow into the other end like a straw. If bubbles form in the water, you've got red oak.