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    Would you please guide me ?

    Just the beginner and do the woodworking as my DIY hobby, so don't know the basic terms used in woodworking. would you please tell me about some basic terms and a little explanation, thanks a lot in advance .
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    It would be hard to know where to begin. There are terms about wood, about the different tools, about finishing, and about techniques, just to list a few areas.

    I think you will get a much better response if you were to give us a list of terms you'd like explained. Then as you progress and terms come up, just post them, and we'll hop right on them.

    Oh, and there are also terms for messing with each other's minds.

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    Carrol could you hand me the left handed hammer?
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    Welcome to the world of confusion.
    Terms are easy compared to acronyms.
    Take heart, as cruel as we can be, we are also kind and helpful. You are in a good place here. Don't know? Just ask.
    I often ask when I don't know, which is pretty often.
    I'll say: Wassa whizgidgit???
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    Sure, Chuck, but aren't those right-handed nails you're using?

    Don't ya know you need the right tool for the job?

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    A lot of help you guys are . Since this is posted in the Finishing sub-forum I will assume he is after finishing info. I'll start but we won't get very far before someone tells you to go get one of Jeff Jewitt, Peter Gedrys or other voo-doo goo-roo of the finishing world's books. A trial membership to Fine Woodworking online would give you more info in a couple days than you can shake a stirring stick at.

    Sealer / Wash: a thin pre-application used to control or even-out colorant absorption. My favorite is a very thin dewaxed shellac.

    Film: a generic term for the desired buildup of a finishing material, usually used when talking about topcoats.

    Topcoats: The final material; varnish, shellac, poly, blends, lacquer, etc.

    Filler / Grain filler: a viscous material, pre-mixed or in powdered form, used to fill in the pores of woods like red oak prior to or as part of finishing to allow a smoother appearance.

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    I would tell you all the terms used but this is a family forum and the mods will not let me use that kind of language here.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Sure, Chuck, but aren't those right-handed nails you're using?

    Don't ya know you need the right tool for the job?
    No those are the left handed nails Carol and they are for the other side of the house.
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    if the left-hand hammer are in your left hand, then will you need right-hand nails ?

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    Seriously Martain there are so many terms used in WW it is hard to know where exactly to begin. I would suggest a book as well as just hanging out here and checking lots of the older posts. There is a world of experience and info here and you are not the first one to ask the same question. opps, Damn, Oh no are a few that are used commonly.

    Try this site out it might help a bit.

    http://sawdustmaking.com/GLOSSARY/gl...dworking_t.htm
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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