Glossary of Woodworking Terminology (A-B)
A motor powering one or two grinding wheels, used for sharpening tools and shaping metal objects.
A thin strip of wood, typically beech, that is glued into a slot in two pieces of stock to hold them together.
Another name for a Plate Joiner or Biscuit Cutter. This power tool is used to cut slots in boards to accommodate biscuits.
A method of joinery where biscuits are glued into corresponding grooves in two pieces of stock. Very well-suited for cabinetry and table tops.
A system of hardwood measurement. One board-foot is equivalent to 144 cubic-inches.
Method of joinery where the two pieces of stock are simply butted together and held with any combination of glue, nails or screws.