Glossary of Terms
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substance such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, garnet,
emery, flint or similar materi-als that is used to abrade
or sand wood, steel or other materials. Substances such as
India, Arkansas, crystolon, silicon carbide and waterstones
used to sharpen steel edged tools are included.
Grain Direction-The process of gluing-up or laminating
wood for project components with alternating pieces having
the grain running perpendicular to one another (as opposed
to parallel). Usually, this practice is enlisted to provide
superior strength in a project that is expected to be under
stress. It is also used occasionally for decorative purposes.
angular edge on a piece of stock, usually running from the
top or face surface to the adjacent edge or the opposing (bottom)
surface. In most cases, bevels are formed for joinery, but
are also occasionally used for decorative purposes.