|Glossary Intro and Glossary Annexes|
Associated with boat building, fairing off means to scoop out a curved surface to gain an even, flowing curve.
Source: Home Craftsman 4 March-April 1935, page 172
Wood cut tangentially from a log, where the Grain falls in a lateral direction, rather as in the more ideal, Quarter Sawn, where the Grain, in direction, flows more or less from a board's top surface to its bottom surface, a condition identified as "Vertical Grain".Flathead Screw: The head of a Screw that, in shape is flat, rather than round or oval. Flathead screws are designed to sit flush in a Countersunk hole.
See also Mortise and Tenon
Level or even with the adjacent surface.
Source: Home Craftsman 4 March-April 1935, page 172.
18. Rules are measuring strips, and are usually made of Boxwood. Their size is expressed by their length in inches or feet, as a "6-inch rule," a " 2-foot rule".
For convenience, using small brass hinges, they are made to fold, -image in goss] and one is said to be "two-fold" when made of two pieces, "four-fold " when made of four, and "six-fold" when made of six pieces. Fig. 28 shows a four-fold rule.
To preserve the rule from wear, the better class are "bound" by a strip of brass which covers each edge : others are "half-bound," having only on edge covered and still others are "unbound," having no edge protection.
Carpenters' rules are usually graduated to eighths of inches on one side, and to sixteenths on the other Besides the regular graduations, other numbers are frequently represented ; but their purpose is so varied that their interpretation cannot be given here.