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French Polishing Vocabulary is Strange and Off-putting: I Think We Should Use Plain English.

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One of the difficulties with learning to do French polishing is overcoming the exotic vocabulary that continues to be used by some: charge the rubber, fad in, spirit off, etc. This vocabulary was created by English craftsmen 200 years ago, brought to the United States, and it has continued to be used in instructions since. I just came across these terms again, which inspired this post. I've always thought it […]The post French Polishing Vocabulary is Strange and Off-putting: I Think We Should Use Plain English. appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Precision Instruments for Woodworkers Part One: Standardization

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Tools for measuring. Tools for Accuracy. ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT PART OF WOODWORKING I've been working as a furniture maker for quite a while, now. Along the way, you refine your processes, develop techniques and create a lot of habits over time. Certainly, an important part of working professionally is to work efficiently you learn very quickly that time is a fixed asset. You also learn that you have to work […]The post Precision Instruments for Woodworkers Part One: Standardization appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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