No. 111 Topographic map with dipping planes

Last known location: Winfield, PA

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This wooden block features a sequence of lovely birdseye maple interbedded with thin layers of cherry and quarter sawn English brown oak veneer. The layers of veneer create the illusion of a topographic contour map on the carved surfaces.Regular contours are outlined by lighter layers of cherry veneer. Index contour intervals are highlighted with brown oak veneer. The block is cut by two 1/8 thick dipping layers of orange padauk and purpleheart that students can use to practice calculating strike and dip. The block is bisected by a vertical trace of black African wenge veneer that students can use to construct topographic profiles or cross sections. This block measures roughly 5 3/4 inches square, weighs just over 2 lbs, and is finished with durable lacquer that highlights the natural colors and grains in the wood.

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