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Random Thoughts and Ideas #2: Crazy Things Stumpy Nubs Makes ME Think Of...Strange Woodworking Terms

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Blog entry by DamnYankee posted 03-21-2012 12:47 PM 1204 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Stumpy Nubs recently posted a blog about some woodworkers on another site being all stiff and not having a sense of humor. One of the responders (SisQMArk) to this blog stated you had to have a sense of humor because of some of the terms we use. This got me thinking of other terms, or phrases, that we as woodworkers use that others unfamiliar with them woudl likely shake their heads in confusion or thinking “did he really just say what I think he said?” So here is a short list I’ve come up with, please feel free to add your own.

- Butt Joint (from SisQMark)
- Rub Tung Oil (from SisQMark)
- BLO (when pronounced as “blow”)
- Frog, Rabbet, Bench Dog, Dog – sounds like a petting zoo
- Half-Lap
- Feather board
- Board Foot – sound like your feet need some excitement
- Checked – sound like we’re playing Chess
- Rip

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards



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Dave

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 12:53 PM

Jack Rabbet plane with Nickers
Stud Extractor
D@mnit Tool – any tool you toss across the shop while screaming D@mnit!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 03:38 PM

Bastard
Pantograph
Center Punch
Butt

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 04:01 PM

Let’s not forget everyone’s favorite step in finishing – “rubbing out”. Yeah, that’s totally not suggestive at all.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 06:48 PM

does “awe, f__” count? when you a boo-boo?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 07:10 PM

So, wood working is fun isn’t it? Got ya thinkin huh?
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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DamnYankee

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 07:29 PM

SisQMark – I’ve always found woodworking fun!

Oh more words….

Crotch, Good looking crotch

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Dave

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 07:44 PM

Shaving horse, maul, back saw, tenon joint and push stick

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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SisQMark

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 10:00 PM

Here’s a thought, if I put a tongue in a groove is it wrong? You would think it would be wrong to grind your wood, stain it & rub it out with steel wool wouldn’t you? We all love to put a good screw in a pocket hole now & then, It makes us happy! Oh & some of us wish we had a good stick of ebony in our drawers instead of the pine one we now own. LOL!! All in good fun. I hope no one is offended, humor is my only intent. Cheers!!
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 10:24 PM

Dust Collector: Who collects dust balls & are they of value???
Allen Head, Robertson Head, Phillips Head: Not even going there!!!!
Apron: Shop smock, turning coat those are ok, but I don’t wear no stinkin’ Apron!!!
Molding: My shop may not be neat & clean bu it ain’t mtolding!!!
Ogee: Opps I thought there was an “R” in that there word. Never mind!!!
Softwood: Not a term to be used in mixed company!!!

Great topic DY!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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SisQMark

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 10:34 PM

What about putting a slotted screw under a mushroom plug?
Hardwood: Also not mixed company conversation, unless you are working a pocket hole with it!
Lets not forget about the felt lined clam shell box!
Are we having fun yet?!!
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Dave

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 11:19 PM

easy

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 03-21-2012 11:31 PM

All in fun & humor Superdav.
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Dave

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 11:42 PM

Its all good, now Randy on the other hand….....

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 03-22-2012 12:14 AM

ya’ll r nuts! LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Roger

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#15 posted 03-22-2012 12:14 AM

n dats why I luv it here

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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