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Forum topic by itsme_timd posted 12-03-2007 10:45 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2007 10:45 PM

Can anyone suggest a good resources (there might be one here I couldn’t find) to reference for woodworking specific terminology. I’m a newbie and trying to learn as much as I can. All these rabbets, dados, mortises and tenons and keeping me busy!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 11:00 PM

Wikipedia. Source of all (mis)information

-- Che.

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#2 posted 12-04-2007 08:43 PM

Try this link:

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#3 posted 12-04-2007 10:12 PM

Great link, thanks Greg.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#4 posted 12-04-2007 10:45 PM

Subscribe to magazines and go to the library. There are a ton of great books on woodworking at my local library.
Oh, and here: I started a blog for you… “What does THAT mean?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 12-05-2007 12:57 PM

Tim – The best advice I can offer is, don’t listen to me. I tend to make up my own shauminoligy as I go. Hey, I’m the guy that voted for “squishage” as a word. ;-)

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#6 posted 12-05-2007 06:53 PM

Shaun – I totally understand that…

There are things that cannot be properly expressified with expanding our vocabulation.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 06:44 PM

You can check out the glossary at:
Or Lee Jesberger has a great glossary on his site:

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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#8 posted 12-07-2007 04:04 AM

Thanks Jude!

There is a whole lot more to pick up from this site as well, which you might find helpful.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 12-07-2007 09:41 PM

And don’t even think about the British terminology, you’ll be even more confused, just like me. :)

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#10 posted 12-17-2007 07:45 PM

Here are some terms that have to do with wood, see bottom of page.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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