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post #1 of 7 Old 03-26-2009, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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My wood ID site, www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/ has gotten rather good reviews over the years, including on this forum, and I am now attacking a "wood and woodworking terms" glossary with the same energy and exacting standards I applied to the wood ID site.

The thing is, while I know a lot about a lot, there is REALLY A LOT that I don't know so I'm winging it on some of the entries, reading books and on-line articles and trying to condense what I learn down into glossary entries. It is still a work in progress but I've done over 1,100 entries so far, several hundred with what I believe to be very helpful illustrations, with much more to come.

I'd really appreciate any corrections and/or additions that anyone cares to make. My goal is to provide the most comprehensive, and accurate, wood and woodworking glossary in existance. The "most comprehensive" I can do all by myself (by just making stuff up ) but the "accurate" part is where I might come up short and would appreciate any help you care to give. Here's the URL:

www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/_glossary.htm

I would also appreciate everyone spreading the word about what I hope will become a very useful on-line reference source for all of us. I doubt many folks on this forum read about new people who have joined and very few will see this post, so please consider putting up a reference on your favorite section of this forum to help spread the word. The more folks I can get to tell me how wrong I have gotten things, the better the glossary will eventually become for us all both as a reference and to point folks to so we don't have to waste our time explaining things that are already in the glossary.

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Welcome to the forum Paul. I have spent some time looking at your "terms" site...I have a feeling it is going to be as helpful and thorough as your wood pictures (which has been a bookmark of mine for 5+ years ) I am adding your new site to our reference section.
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Welcome to the forum Paul. I have spent some time looking at your "terms" site...I have a feeling it is going to be as helpful and thorough as your wood pictures (which has been a bookmark of mine for 5+ years ) I am adding your new site to our reference section.
Thanks Daren,

I hope I'll get some good feedback from the folks here telling me what all I've gotten wrong so I can make it better.

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Paul,

Glad to make your acquaintance. Your hobbithouse has been a wonderful resource for what, millions over the years? I am one and just want to say thanks for all the unselfish effort you shared with the world.

The terms site sounds interesting. Haven't been there yet but i will later today. Glad you joined and look forward to your participation and contributions to our site.

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Thanks Kevin. I've been thinking about about joining one or more wood forums for a while now and the other day when my aging brain couldn't come up with "climb cut" I decided it was time. Glad my site has been helpful to you. I still feel as though I've hardly started on it since I only have 50 or 60 species with "fact sheets" but I add to it slowly over time. The glossary is my big project for the moment.

Later ...

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Paul,
Welcome to the site.I've been on your site and found it very informative,especially the wood id.
Yippee, more brains to pick,
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Nice post.

I'm new to the forum. Nice post.

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