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Glossary S:

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

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Safety

See Shop Safety

Sandblasting

Sander

Sandpaper

Saw

See Circular Saw See also Japanese Flush Cut and Rip Dozuki Saws

Saw Horses

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 of carpenter's 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.

Scarf

Scorper

See Draw-knife

Scraper

Scratch Stock

Screw

Screwdriver

Scroll Saw

Seasoning of Wood

Section

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

Serpentine Front

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

Set

Shaft-driven

Shank Hole

The 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.

Shaper

Also Router

Shaper Cutters

click on this link for discussion of Router Bits, Shaper Cutters and Jointer and Molding Knives.

Shaving Horse

[include material by James R. Blackaby,"How the Workbench Changed the Nature of Work American Heritage Of Invention & Technology. fall 1986,: 26-30 ISSN:

Shellac

Shim

cross reference with Bushing

Shooting Board

Also Miter Shoot click here

Shop Safety

Shopsmith

[ 8-18-08] See discussions of Shopsmith history on these pages: invention, late 1940s; developments in 1950s

Sideboard

Speed-changer

Snipe

Spindle

Spindles in the Arts and Crafts style

Spokeshave

Steel Square (Roofing, Rafter or Framing Square)

Click here for an extended entry on the steel square

Stile and Rail

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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.







Stretcher

, but see Spindle, above