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A-Z GLOSSARY OF TERMS

A complete glossary of terms used in woodworking and routing.

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Halving Joint
Halving Joint
Joint where both halves of wood joined together are of equal thickness, used for framing.
 
Hardwood
Hardwood
Deciduous trees generally give hardwood. Note that certain hardwoods do not necessarily have a hard consistency.
 
Haunched
Haunched
The small projection left by reducing the width of a tenon
 
Heartwood
Heartwood
The more durable wood (although this varies according to age and type) from the centre of the tree. The dead wood as opposed to the sapwood, which is the growing wood close to the bark of the tree and which carries the sap.
 
High Speed Steel
High Speed Steel
Hardened and treated high carbon content steel used to make router cutters giving maximum sharpness. Suitable for non-abrasive materials.
 
Hones and Honing
Hones and Honing
Hones come in many shapes and sizes and in a variety of materials. They are usually applied for honing or touching-up (sharpening) cutting tools, chisels, etc.
 
 
Horizontal Routing
Horizontal Routing
Using the router mounted horizontally in a special table or guiding jig.
 
Housing
Housing
A wide trench cut along the grain to house a shelf or similar, also called a ´dado´.
 
HSS
HSS
Hardened and treated high carbon content steel used to make router cutters giving maximum sharpness. Suitable for non-abrasive materials.
 
 
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