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A-Z GLOSSARY OF TERMS

A complete glossary of terms used in woodworking and routing.

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T-halving Joint
T-halving Joint
A joint where one member crosses the middle of another at right angles, material being removed from both pieces such that the surfaces finish flush.
 
TCT
TCT
Tungsten Carbide Tip or Tipped. These are cutting faces on routing or enginerring tools normally brazed onto a tool body. Harder wearing than traditional WS or HSS tools. For woodworking use they are deal for man-made boards.
 
Template
Template
Predetermined shape that acts as a guide for forming shapes using a router with either a guide bush or roller bearing.
 
Template-following Guide
Template-following Guide
Either a roller bearing or circular guide bush used to guide the router around a predetermined shape or pattern.
 
Tenon
Tenon
Male part of joint, often rectangular but varies, traditionally width of the tenon was a third of work piece. Tenon length equals mortise depth, tenon width equals mortise length and tenon thickness equals mortise width.
 
Through Dovetails
Through Dovetails
A right angled joint where the pins and tails of the joint are exposed on both faces.
 
 
Through Housing
Through Housing
A slot across the width of a workpiece to receive, for example, a shelf.
 
Tongue-and-groove Joint
Tongue-and-groove Joint
A conventional means of jointing in wood flooring and panelling. Male and female form interlocking joint along edges.
 
Torus
Torus
A convex moulding of approximately semi-circular section, generally used on skirting and architrave.
 
Trench
Trench
A channel or housing across the grain. Also can be called a ´dado´ .
 
Tufnol¨
A man-made plastic type material ideal for template making.
 
Tungsten Carbide
Tungsten Carbide
This is a metal found in a number of minerals, but chiefly in wolframite. In colloidal form it is used in the filaments of lamps. As tungsten carbide it is used in a wide variety of cutting tools to give them long cutting life.
 
 
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