There are so many woodworking terms. For joints. For tools. For techniques. Where does a person begin?
Before I took up woodworking a few years ago, I didn’t know a damned thing about it. I started on YouTube and worked backward. Wikipedia was helpful, as was my first woodworking book (Working Wood 1&2 by Paul Sellers). Now over three years into my apartment woodworking sojourn, my knowledge has grown along with my vocabulary.
I have recently been made aware that woodworking jargon can create a barrier to entry. Knowledge that I take for granted is not universal. So going forward, in an effort to make the site more approachable – and because I think it will be fun – every defined term appearing in a post will be included in a new page entitled “Glossary of Terms”.
The page went live yesterday. Please feel free to critique my definitions, as most are from memory.