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Blog entry by stefang posted 10-27-2010 06:21 PM 964 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a follow-up to Jim’s blog on giving advice. I found a woodworking site that translates woodworking terminology to English. Just click on the link below.

http://sawdustmaking.com/GLOSSARY/glossary_of__woodworking_t.htm

I haven’t gone through the whole thing so it would be nice to know if it’s useful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 06:24 PM

Good show Mike I was just in the process of looking for that too.

found another one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworking_glossary

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 06:31 PM

Very nice Mike. As a fairly new guy myself I know I could really use this. I got to scan through a few of them and already learned me something…

Thanks for sharing Mike…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 06:45 PM

Very useful link. I was not familiar with some of the terms. Thanks Mike.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Moron

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 07:09 PM

Chamfer
To bevel the corner of a board at a 45° angle. ...........could also be any angle between 0 and 90

Kiln
A heated chamber for drying lumber where the air flow, heat and relative humidy can be controled. Some kilns use micro waves

Pilot Bit
A router bit with a bearing at the end of the cutter that rides against the edge the material or a template to guide the cut. .........could also be a drill bit drilling out a hole to recieve something.

Pitch
The number of teeth on a saw blade per inch. Also used to decribe the sap that builds up on cutting tools

Splating Spelling ............spalted or spalt

Style or Stile .........spelling Stile * A vertical member of a door framework attached to the horizontal rails.

2 cents

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 07:20 PM

Mike,
Very interesting. Now I know what spalting is and what causes it. Let m go back and learn some more. Thank you, Rand

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GaryL

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 07:21 PM

Then there’s the never ending diversity of slang terms. They seem to be different for different regions.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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stefang

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 08:03 PM

Thanks Moron. I agree with most of your corrections but I think the term is ‘pilot hole’ not ‘pilot bit’. I’m a little uncertain about the microwave kiln. Are there actually anyone, apart from individuals using their home MW oven to dry out materials?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Moron

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#8 posted 10-28-2010 03:45 AM

They seem to be different for different regions.…............incorrect, the worst thing we could do, is have different standards in differnet regions of the same country, standards that are clear across the board work equally from the top of the food chain back down to the bottom of the food chain and reversed. Regional standards do nothing other to promote the degradation of systems that took centuries to establish. PAINT GRADE. made in Malaysia for example…....................what does that mean?

First and seconds
Selects and better #1 and #2 common

they had rules and the rules worked, kinda like A and AA and triple AAA grade beef where inspectors graded cattle and still do, timber on the other hand took another turn, and the trade has almost vanished.

now its watered down non sense, almost like going to feel fruit and make sure you get a fresh one.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 03:47 AM

microwave kilns are state of the art new kilns developed by “under water loggers”

believe it

or not

and he’s a Canadian?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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stefang

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#10 posted 10-28-2010 11:46 AM

Thanks for the microwave enlightenment Moron. When it comes to different terminology in different parts of the country I was amazed to learn that there are different dialects here in Norway within just a 15 minute drive of each other and the further away you get, the more difference there is. And I’m not talking about different accents, but completely different words and pronunciations. It therefore isn’t so surprising to me that areas thousands of miles apart as in the U.S. have slightly different designations for various things.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GaryL

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#11 posted 10-29-2010 05:10 PM

Moron…I was refering to slang phrases/terminology that different folks in certain areas come up with to describe a method, tool, work practice, etc., not lumber and sheet goods grading. I totally agree with you on the grading confusion with plywood and even hardwoods. Some hardwood/mill websites go into great detail to describe “their” grading method. It can be quite confusing and often misleading with different manufacturers.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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