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He led our program for many years as director, conducted research in wood products, and inspired many generations of students. His books on wood identification and properties have become standard literature in the woodworking and wood processing communities and he has been a sought-after expert in this field. He will be missed. See below for his official obituary and links to commemorative websites.

Please consider giving to the R. Obituary R. Bruce Hoadley, husband, father, and a Professor Emeritus of Wood Science and Technology and a pioneer of the Building and Construction Technology program at the University of Massachusetts, died suddenly on October 15, at home in Leverett, Massachusetts. He was Fremont and Esther A. He realized his fascination with the natural environment during his childhood and spent his early years in the woods studying, observing and recording what he saw.

D Doctor of Forestry. He married his wife Barbara L. Hoadley and relocated to what would become their lifelong home outside of Amherst, MA where Bruce began an illustrious career in Wood Technology as a teacher, author and researcher. His book Understanding Wood has been translated into other languages and remains as the primary reference source on wood. His other books on general wood identification and wood identification in antiques are held in similar esteem.

As a grassroots contributing editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine, Bruce helped to grow the publication from its inception to a national publication. Bruce served as a long-term consulting expert on the analysis and identification of wood in the collections of many renowned museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY , the Getty Museum in Malibu, CA and the Collections of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.

Department of State in Washington, DC. His later work at Historic Deerfield included wood identification on period furniture. Working for decades alongside the world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. He is credited with an extraordinary contribution to the science of forensics in the area of wood technology. As an inventor and innovator, Bruce advised Buckminster Fuller on structural problems, contributed to the design of early prototypes for contemporary wind turbine blades and helped to develop many common modern wood adhesives and finishes.

He held early patents on wire management devices that are in contemporary production and everyday use. This passion was rewarded with the prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Massachusetts.

He and his wife Barbara enjoyed the Cape Cod vacation home that they built in North Eastham, where he spent over a half century raising a family and studying native habitat and ecology by hiking, bird watching, fly fishing, clamming, duck hunting and canoeing in his beloved Nauset Marsh.

He had a private passion for fly tying, drawing, and wood carving of shore birds and duck decoys. In his later days he took great pleasure in completing abstract and expressive sculptural pieces. Bruce is survived by his wife Barbara L. A memorial scholarship fund has been established at the University of Massachusetts.

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Understanding Wood , by R. Bruce Hoadley by J. But it was not until after I dug into it that I realized how much I actually needed to read it. Hoadley has degrees in forestry and wood technology, teaches at the university level, and is a woodworker himself. His efforts have resulted in a book of enormous benefit to woodworkers. Chapter 1 discusses the nature of wood, beginning with how trees grow and why that matters for woodworkers. Included are useful reviews of how wood is sawn into lumber and how the cell structure of different species affects their characteristics.


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Working wood is inherently dangerous. Using hand or power tools improperly or ignoring safety practices can lead to permanent injury or even death. Look for another way. To my family— my wife, Barbara, and my daughters, Susan and Lindsay—for understanding. Their many ques- tions, discussions, reactions, and frequent suggestions to put and mill.

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