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Glossary R

Rabbet

or earlier Rebate: See Dado.

Rack-and-Pinion

Radial Arm Saw (RAS)

Radial Bearing

A support which assumes the load at right angles to the axis of the shaft.

Source: Home Craftsman 4 1935 July- August page 260.

Rail

The horizontal ends of a cabinet or door frame.

Rebadge

Red Oak

A strong, coarse grained wood used extensively for trim in Craftsman-type homes and, when quarter sawn in Mission-style furniture. Red oak is porous to the point that it cannot be used for tight cooperage.

Rectilinear

Resawing

Reed and Prince

Right-Tilting Blade

Rip

Cutting lumber lengthways, with the Grain. Rip blades have fewer square top (chisel) teeth (typically 24) and large Gullets. A rip cut produces long strands of shavings.

Riving Knife

A Riving Knife, similar to a Splitter, is widely used in Europe and now is becoming more frequent in America. A Riving knife is a) the same thickness as the kerf width of the saw's Blade and b) stays close and equidistant to the top rear quarter of the saw blade, keeping the kerf open behind the cutting face regardless of the depth of cut.

Random Orbital Sander (ROS)

Used for general finish sanding. The "doubly circular" motion -- an awkward term for describing the combination of "orbital" and "circular" motion -- of the sander produces a smooth finish on most woods. Comes in both electrical and "air-driven' models.

Riven Oak

Router

Rule Joint

A hinged joint, usually consisting of two half-round members, used on Drop-leaf tables.

Source: Home Craftsman 4 March-April 1935, page 172.

Ruler File

A curved file for working in recessed areas. Commonly used in conjunction with carving chisels. Source: Home Craftsman 4 March-April 1935, page 172.

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