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A-Z GLOSSARY OF TERMS

A complete glossary of terms used in woodworking and routing.

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Eccentric
Eccentric
One or more circles within each other not having the same centre point.
 
Eccentric Chuck
Eccentric Chuck
Chuck to hold eccentric router cutters. The chuck has a hole which is bored off centre.
 
Eccentric Cutter
Eccentric Cutter
Cutters which cut ´off centre´ with cutting edge being proud of the body, giving a larger cutting diameter
 
Edge Planing
Edge Planing
Using a straight cutter to remove the complete edge of the workpiece. This can be achieved with a guide batten, template with guide bush or backfence/sidefence with outfeed fence paired to the thickness of the material removed.
 
Edge Trimming
Edge Trimming
Cutting back the edge of a workpiece or overlay to a pre-determined size.
 
Edging
Edging
Length of solid wood used to edge composite boards, such as plywood, chipboard and MDF to give an attractive appearance and provide a stronger fixing base for screws, etc.
 
 
Electronic
Electronic
Referring to the current generation of routers which have a variable speed motor (8000-25000rpm) for soft start, and speed selection for different diameter cutters (the larger the diameter the slower the speed). Full wave electronics prevent any drop-off in speed underload so ensuring an accurate finish.
 
Ellipse
Ellipse
The technical description is ´the cross section of a cone at any angle other than at right angles with the axis.´ Ellipse routing jigs are available for fitting to portable routers.
 
End Grain
End Grain
The view of an end grain, as seen when timber is cut approximately 90 to the grain direction (traverse).
 
Escutcheon Plate
Escutcheon Plate
A metal plate around a keyhole, which protects the surrounding surface; or the metal lining of the keyhole itself.
 
 
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