SAB: Select and Better
a lumber grading term
S4S: Surfaced Four Sides
Indicates that the lumber has been planed smooth on all four sides. See Jointer/Planer syllabus.
Saber Saw click here for extended entry
See Shop Safety
See Circular Saw
See also Japanese
Flush Cut and Rip Dozuki Saws
also known as Carpenter's Trestles. On Carpenter's Trestles, "In 'ripping' planks or pieces of wood of a few feet in length, a pair
trestles will be required; and these will allow
a knee to be placed on the plank to hold it steady, if necessary,
either in ripping or cross-cutting." Source:
George Ashdown Audsley,
Amateur Joinery in the Home: A Practical Manual for the Amateur Joiner
on the Construction of Articles of Domestic Furniture.
Boston: Small, Maynard, and Co, 1916, p. 29.
A drawing of an object showing how the object would appear if it were
cut apart at a given Plane. Section views appear on
Working Drawings to reveal the inner construction of
the object. home craftsman 4 march april 1935, p 172.
Select and Better A lumber grade
A curved front, that, alternately, is concave and convex, of a piece of furniture as a Desk, Secretary
or Chest. home craftsman 4 march april 1935, p 172
shank hole is to allow the shank part of a screw, that area with no
threads on it, to move effortlessly through the wood. Notice that bits
for predrilling screws have a narrow part on the end, then a wider
part, then some will have a tapered part, the last is the countersink
for flat headed wood screws, the middle is the shank area and the
narrow part is for the threads.
on this link for discussion of Router Bits, Shaper
Cutters and Jointer and Molding Knives.
[include material by James R.
the Workbench Changed the Nature of Work
American Heritage Of Invention & Technology.
fall 1986,: 26-30 ISSN:
cross reference with Bushing
Also Miter Shoot click here
[ 8-18-08] See discussions of Shopsmith history on these pages: invention,
late 1940s; developments in 1950s
Steel Square (Roofing, Rafter or Framing Square)
Click here for an extended entry on the steel square
Stile and Rail
These are terms applied to the upright and lateral members of a framework, such as a cabinet door. Mostly, stiles run the full length of the door's frame, and rails are fitted between them, usually with mortise and tenon joints. (The space between the stiles and rails is filled in with a panel.) In a door, according to its mode of "hanging", stiles are often often identified according to whether the stile is the "hinge" stile or the "closing" stile.
, but see Spindle, above