There's nothing like "talkin' shop" with your wood working buddies ... use this glossary of wood working and wood router terms to beef up your vocabulary.
I basically knew nothing when I first started my wood working hobby as a teenager. That included the nomenclature and vocabulary. My lack of terminology caused me some unnecessary frustration. I would want to do something like make a "half lap" joint. I could see what I wanted to do in my mind, but I couldn't describe it concisely to someone when I was asking them about how to make it. So I'd have to go into a (sometimes) lengthy description before we figured out what it was that I wanted to do. It's funny how this frustration helped the light come on for me as to why my English teachers made me do vocabulary work.
Back in those days, there was no internet. So, I had build my wood working vocabulary through many trips to our local library. I spent a lot of time digging through books an magazines to find what I wanted.
I guess this is a long winded way of saying that I started this glossary in the hope that I might save other people some time by collecting here some useful wood working / wood router related terminology.
I look at this glossary as a work in progress. I do have a full time job to pay the bills ... and to buy wood router toys:-) !!!! So, I figure I'll start the page with a few terms now and add to it as I go. Please feel free to email me suggestions of other terms you might find helpful and I'll add them in here. Whatever the case may be, I hope this page helps you in some way.
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