Band Saw: The band saw is a machine tool mainly used for making curved cuts thanks to its very narrow blades.

Carving using a Gouge: The gouge is one of the many tools required to sculpt wood. It is mainly carried out by hand.

Chisel: Used to strike and distort edges and assembly joints, contributing to the first stage in aging the raw wood.

Dovetail: A dovetail is a two-part joint. It comprises a trapezium-shaped tenon on one of the parts, and a groove in the same shape on the thither part. It takes its name from the shape of a dove's tail. It is mainly used for putting together drawers.

Dry Kiln: A dry kiln is a large piece of equipment into which wood to be used in furniture-making is placed. The purpose of the devise is to reduce the wood's moisture content to the desired level.

French Polishing: French polishing is a varnishing process using Shellac (the bonding agent) and alcohol (the solvent.) It's name refers to its origins as a technique developed in 18th century France.

Logs: Logs are produced by felling trees. They comprise the trunk or a portion of the trunk, with branches removed but its bark left on. It is sliced to make boards or veneer.

Mortise-and-Tenon Assembly: Motise-and-tenon is a two-part joint. The mortise is called female. It is the hollow part of the joint. The tenon is the protruding make part. The two parts fit ion one another to form a joint. Mortise-and-tenon joints have existed in furniture0making for thousands of years.

Planer: A planer is a machine-tool used to work a piece of wood, which has first been smoothed using a surface, to bring it to the desired thickness and with by removing successive layers of material. Each pass must be regulated to remove a maximum of 3 millimeters. The width should be planed first and then the thickness.

Planing: Planing is the action of smoothing and flattening

Surface: The surfacer is a machine-tool used for smoothing or flattening two given sides which are square and perpendicular to one another, then used to trim the wood to the desired thickness and width. The next stage is planing.

Tongue and Groove: This is the traditional assembly comprising a groove (female part) and a tongue (male part), designed to assemble two pieces of wood lengthwise.




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