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    List of Acronyms

    Many of us believe here at Family Woodworking that acronyms can often be confusing, and would prefer not to use too many of them, since it is the intent of this forum to share woodworking information, and the more clearly that information is stated, the better for all the members. (Especially the newcomers and the folks around the world who don’t speak as much English as the rest of us.) Nonetheless, it’s inevitable that acronyms will be used here at Family Woodworking.

    It has been suggested that we post a list of acronyms, in order to help people figure out what others are saying. This list will be edited and will grow over time, and if you have any additions to suggest, please send them to one of the forum Moderators or Administrators in a private message. Keep in mind we’re not trying to define every cute acronym out there…we’re mainly interested in those that get used in the woodworking world, or are used a lot in the Family Woodworking forums (and those that conform to the Forum Rules and Code of Conduct). For general acronym help, you can use a site like www.acronymfinder.com.

    Here’s the list so far, and it'll get adjusted over time:

    AAW - American Association of Wood turners
    AH - Absolute Humidity
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    ASAP - As Soon As Possible
    AWW - American Woodworkers Magazine

    BB - Baltic Birch,
    ___- Best Buy
    BD - Bevel Down
    BDC - Bottom Dead Center
    BDFT - Board Feet/Foot
    BEB - Box Elder Burl
    BF - Board Feet/Foot
    BIL - Brother In Law
    BLO - Boiled Linseed Oil
    BLOG – Web log
    BORG - Home Depot, Lowes, etc
    ______- Big Orange (Old) Retail Giant
    BOSS - Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander (made by Delta)
    BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
    BRO - Best Reasonable Offer
    BS - Band Saw
    BTDT - Been There, Done That
    BTW - By The Way
    BU - Bevel Up

    CA - Cyanoacrylate, Super Glue
    CC - Cubic Centimeter - (1 cc = .061 cubic inch)
    CCD - Charged Couple Device – image-gathering chips used in digital cameras
    CCS - Cross Cut Sled
    CE - Civil Engineer
    CH - Campbell Hausfeld, manufacturer of pneumatic equipment
    CI - Cast Iron
    CM - Centimeter (1 cm = .3937 in)
    ____- Craftsman
    CMS - Compound Miter Saw
    CNC - Computer Numerical Control
    CNY - Central New York
    CoC – Code of Conduct
    CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
    CS - Contractors (Cabinet, Circular) Saw
    CSMS - Compound Sliding Miter Saw
    CSR - Customer Service Representative

    D4 - model number of Leigh's 24" dovetail jig
    DAMHIKT – Don’t Ask Me How I Know This/That
    DC - Dust Collector
    DDG - Drop Dead Gorgeous
    DF - Douglas Fir
    DFW - Dallas/Fort Worth area
    DIY - Do It Yourself
    DM - David Marks
    DNA - Denatured Alcohol
    DO - Danish Oil
    DP - Drill Press
    DPI - Dots Per Inch
    DW - DeWalt, manufacture of power tools

    EC - Entertainment Center
    EFSTS - European Format Sliding Table Saw
    EMC - Equilibrium Moisture Content
    EVSPK - model number of a Bosch Router
    EWP - Eastern White Pine

    FAQ - Frequent Asked Questions
    FMT – Leigh’s Frame Mortise and Tenon Jig
    FOB - Free On Board
    FS For Sale
    FT Feet
    FWIW - For What It’s Worth
    FWW - Fine Woodworking Magazine
    FYI - For Your Information

    GB - Gigabytes (approximately one thousand megabytes, i.e., one thousand million bytes)
    GC - Gift Certificate
    GCSS - Guided Circular Saw System
    GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

    HD - Home Depot
    ___- Heavy Duty
    HDPE = High Density Polyethylene
    HF - Harbor Freight, low-end tool store
    __ - Hollow Form, wood turning, piece with small opening on top, large hollowed-out interior
    HO - Honest Opinion
    HOA - Home Owners Association
    HTH - Hope This Helps,
    ____ - Happy To Help

    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    IME - In My Experience (Estimate)
    IMHO - In My Humble (Honest) Opinion
    IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble (Honest) Opinion
    IM - Instant Messaging
    I/O - Input/Output as in computer terminology
    IMO - In My Opinion,
    IOW - In Other Words
    IR - Ingersoll Rand, manufacturer of pneumatic products

    J/P - Joiner/Planner
    JD - John Deere, manufacture of farm equipment
    JK - Just Kidding
    JMO - Just My Opinion
    JWW - Japan Woodworker

    KB - Kilobytes - thousand bytes (bits) (thousand, in binary, is really 1024)
    KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

    LA - Low Angle
    LDD - Liquid Dish Detergent
    LOL - Laugh(ing) Out Loud
    ____ - Lots Of Luck
    LOHL - Love Of Her (His) Life
    LOML - Love Of My Life
    LOYL - Love Of Your Life
    LN - Lie Nielsen, fine hand tool manufacturer
    LV - Lee Valley, catalog of fine hand tools

    M&T - Mortise & Tenon
    M12V - a Hitachi router model number
    MB - Megabytes – approximately one million bytes
    MC - Moisture Content
    MDF - Medium Density Fiberboard
    MEK – Methyl Ethyl Ketone, a solvent
    MIL - Mother In Law
    MO - Mineral Oil
    ___ - Modus Operandi (latin: mode of operation)
    MM - Mini Max, manufacturer of woodworking machines
    ___ - MilliMeter (25.4mm = in)
    ___ - Micro Mesh (brand name of a fine abrasive cloth)
    MOL - More Or Less
    MR MDF - Moisture Resistant Medium Density Fiberboard
    MS - Mineral Spirits
    MSRP - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

    NE - Nature Edge, wood turning term
    NEC - National Electrical Code
    NHLA - National Hardwood Lumber Association
    NYW - New Yankee Workshop
    NYWS - New Yankee Workshop

    OBO - Or Best Offer
    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacture
    OMG - Oh My Goodness (God, Gosh)
    OMS - Odorless Mineral Spirits
    OSB - Oriented Strand Board
    OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration
    OSS - Oscillating Spindle Sander
    ____ - On Site Service
    OT - Off Topic
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    OWWM - Old Woodworking Machines

    PC - Personal Computer(s)
    ___- Porter Cable (manufacture of woodworking tools)
    PF - Power Feed
    PM - Powermatic, manufacturer of woodworking machines
    ___- Private Message
    POLY - Polyurethane
    PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
    ___ - Penn State Industries, sellers of woodworking tools and accessories
    PT - Pressure Treated
    PTO - Power Take Off
    PVA - Polyvinyl Acetate glue, such as Titebond
    PVR - Personal Video Recorder (see TiVo)
    PW - Popular Woodworking

    QS - Quarter Sawn
    QSRO - Quarter Sawn Red Oak
    QSWO - Quarter Sawn White Oak

    RAS - Radial Arm Saw
    REFURB - Refurbished (tool)
    RFB - Request For Bid
    RFI - Request For Information
    RFQ - Request For Quote
    ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
    ROFLOL - Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud
    ROS - Random Orbit Sander
    RT - Router Table
    RTF - Rigid Thermofoil (panel, laminate or veneer)

    S1S - Surfaced 1 Side
    S1E - Surfaced 1 Edge
    S2S - Surfaced 2 Sides
    S2E - Surfaced 2 Edges
    S1S1E - Surfaced 1 Side 1 Edge
    S1S2E - Surfaced 1 Side 2 Edges
    S2S1E - Surfaced 2 Sides 1 Edge
    S4S - Surfaced 4 Sides
    SBC - Southwestern Bell Company
    SCMS - Sliding Compound Miter Saw
    SCVG - Straight Clear Vertical Grain
    SF - Square Feet
    SIL - Son In Law
    ____- Sister In Law
    SK - Solar Kiln
    SLR - Straight Line Rip
    ___ - Single Len Reflex (camera)
    SM - Service Measure
    SMC – SawmillCreek, a woodworking forum
    SN - ShopNotes, a woodworking magazine
    SO - Significant Other
    spam - unwanted sales solicitation via e-mail or the Internet
    SPAM - registered trade mark of Homel= canned meat product
    SQRT - Square Root
    SS - SawStop
    __ - Scroll Saw
    __ - ShopSmith
    __ - Single Speed
    __ - Stainless Steel
    SU - SketchUp
    SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed
    SYP - Southern Yellow Pine

    TBA - To Be Announced
    TDC - Top Dead Center
    TDY - Temporary Duty
    ___ - Tour of Duty
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TIR - Total Indicated Runout (reading)
    TiVo - A brand of personal video recorder (see PVR)
    TK - Thin Kerf
    TLA - Three Letter Acronym
    TMI - Too Much Information
    TMOA - The Mall Of America (i.e., shopping mall)
    TO - Tung Oil
    TOH - This Old House, a woodworking television show
    TOS - Terms Of Service
    ___ - Time Of Sale
    TPI - Teeth Per Inch
    ___ - Threads Per Inch
    TS - Table Saw
    TSC - Tractor Supply Company

    UHMWP - Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene
    URL - Uniform Resource Locator, a web address like www.familywoodworking.org

    VCT - Vinyl Composite Tile
    VS - Variable Speed

    WB - Workbench
    WC - WoodCentral, a woodworking forum
    __ - Woodcraft, a woodworking supply retailer
    WS - Woodsmith, a woodworking magazine
    WN - WoodNet, a woodworking forum
    WO - White Oak
    WRC - Western Red Cedar
    WTB - Want (Wanted, Wanting) To Buy
    WTH - What The Heck
    WW’ing - Woodworking
    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

    ZCI - Zero Clearance Insert
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    geeze vaughn now i`m really confused ......guess i`ll just stick with my misspellin`.
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    I see that I generated one of those with my CNY! too cool thanks Vaughn
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    IHIWTH
    I hate it when that happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    geeze vaughn now i`m really confused ......guess i`ll just stick with my misspellin`.
    Yeah, I'm with you on that Tod, your misspellin is a whole lot easier to understand than trying to figure out acronyms. Seems easier to just spell out what you're trying to say in the first place.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    &=& & OH MY = OH MY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    Yeah, I'm with you on that Tod, your misspellin is a whole lot easier to understand than trying to figure out acronyms. Seems easier to just spell out what you're trying to say in the first place.
    IHIWTH too.
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    How about the old ones? L I B M R Not?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    How about the old ones? L I B M R Not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    How about the old ones? L I B M R Not?
    mr ducks?

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