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What is the difference between flush trim, pattern, and template router bits?

A flush trim bit has the bearing at the bottom of the bit. This is so that it can trim a layer of laminate (i.e. Formica) that has been attached to the top of a smaller substrate (i.e. MDF or ...
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Ripping vs Resawing - is there a reason for the difference?

Resawing is a type of rip cut (always, without exception). The reason for the different terms is that ripping cuts are all cuts along the grain but not all rip cuts are resawing. Resawing, as the ...
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Wood glue curing vs drying time

What is the difference [between glue drying and curing time] As covered somewhat in this previous Q&A, How long does glue take to dry? all PVA wood glues 'dry' by literally drying initially and ...
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Furniture name for waist-high floor-sitting shelf cabinet thing

I would call that a credenza: A sideboard, buffet, or bookcase patterned after a Renaissance credence; especially: one without legs Wikipedia adds: particularly one where a central cupboard is ...
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What is the difference between a crosscut sled and a table saw boat?

I have not heard the term "table saw boat" before, but it seems they refer to the same thing. How to Build a Sled or Boat for a Table Saw Build a sled or boat for your table saw
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What is "matrix gluing" (as opposed to "surface gluing")

So, after the interview, we now know for certain what interpretation they were looking for. "Matrixverleimung"/Matrix gluing does indeed refer to structures like pressboard/MDF/etc. where the wood-...
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Wood glue curing vs drying time

From the Titebond website: What is the clamping and drying time of Titebond Wood Glues? For most of our wood glues, we recommend clamping an unstressed joint for thirty minutes to an hour. ...
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Twisted carving in legs or balusters

I think this is a type of barley twist. A Google image search for "barley twist legs" brings up the following pieces, of many, each identified by a private seller or auction house as having legs ...
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Technical meaning difference between board and panel in the furniture industry?

Board Board is synonymous with plank: a single, usually rectilinear, length of wood sawn or riven (split) from a tree. Generally the grain would run along the longer dimension of the piece, but a ...
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What is a "dust pass"?

A "dust pass" is a second (or last) machining pass that removes just a tiny amount of material — sometimes literally producing only dust as the name suggests — to improve surface finish and/...
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Cutting a rectangular hollow into lumber -- what is the correct term?

Some of the words that fit your objective are mortise and recess. Typically a mortise is an opening cut part way into wood to receive a tenon to create a strong joint. A mortise is described also as a ...
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What part of a cabinet is the "carcass"?

I agree with keshlam, but I want to share other info on the other aspects of your question. The carcass is the main framework, or body, of the object. It is what remains after you strip all coverings,...
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joinery terminolgy for posts in apple boxes / crates

These are called corner blocks. Also called glue blocks because they were sometimes fixed using glue only*. They can be square in section or triangular as here. Although possibly most associated ...
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Ripping vs Resawing - is there a reason for the difference?

I could see these concepts getting confusing because there is some correlation between the two. As discussed in this answer ripping or a rip cut is: With the rip cut, you cut along the grain So ...
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Ripping vs Resawing - is there a reason for the difference?

There is a distinction because the actions are different. You must make considerably different considerations when resawing than when ripping, and those considerations are not specific to the grain ...
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Furniture name for waist-high floor-sitting shelf cabinet thing

There are moments when it is incumbent upon a modern people to invent new terms :) I suggest "entry hutch".
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What is the name of this simple joint?

The answer is actually sort of in the wording of the Question, these are a type of overlap joint, sometimes called an overlay joint. Because the pieces of wood don't interlock in any manner it makes ...
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What is the difference between "curing" and "drying"?

Drying is what you get with brine. The water dries, leaving the salt. It's still salt, just not wet now. Curing is what you get with epoxy. The parts turn into something else entirely. All ...
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Are these brass "cross caps" (used on type cases) still made?

As far as I know these aren't made any more, but it's a big world out there so you never know! Part of the difficulty of course is looking for them without knowing what they're called....... or, what ...
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Are there any differences between jigsaws, sabre saws, or scroll saws?

I have a couple of examples of manufacturer terminology to present, which frankly only serve to reinforce the idea that these terms have had their meaning folded, spindled and mutilated by various ...
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