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Offline Mike35x95x1

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Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« on: October 14, 2020, 05:25 PM »
Hi everyone, I am not native english speaker and I would like to learn more woodworking terminology.

Including: woods, parts, tools, techniques, technologies, constructions, machines, etc.

Anybody knows any source? Preferably digital/online - even better with illustrations or schemas.

Thanks


DIYer from Europe (TS55, KS60, DF500, OF1010, FS1400, FS-WA/90, FS-PA-VL)


Offline Mike35x95x1

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 05:41 PM »
I know how to google.

I asked if anybody has the experience with some specific source.

Thanks anyway


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Offline mkasdin

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 05:14 AM »
Hi everyone, I am not native english speaker and I would like to learn more woodworking terminology.

Including: woods, parts, tools, techniques, technologies, constructions, machines, etc.

Anybody knows any source? Preferably digital/online - even better with illustrations or schemas.

Thanks


DIYer from Europe (TS55, KS60, DF500, OF1010, FS1400, FS-WA/90, FS-PA-VL)
YouTube videos with the subtitles on. That way you can see the word. Sometimes I’m watching and I need to turn on English subtitles because, I have trouble deciphering certain words - brand, technique, spec etc.  The offenders are Scottsmens,English, Welsh, Aussies, etc. I’m sure it’s the same for them - Southern (usa) accent, Western (rural California) East coast and various brogues? I know this sounds counterproductive, but turn the speed up and skip ahead and just blast through the videos. Kind of like a big gulp slurpy. Quantity over quality. It takes time to process everything and internalize.
I am a native English speaker and it’s time consuming watching channels and getting the meat 🍖 and potatoes 🥔 over the fluff, merch (merchandise) and affiliate link (help support the channel), and various pitches. This stuff takes years to master, it’s an art and science, so overtime you’ll learn... I learn new stuff everyday. Now if I could only get up early in the morning to get working.  Haha

Offline Mike35x95x1

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 05:24 AM »
It makes me feel better to know that English struggle with English sometimes

terminology is complicated in every language. Sometimes it’s tough to explain what you need if you don’t know the right expression. Especially in pro-shops. I am not pro but love to work with wood all my life so believe me - I have a lot to learn and the absence of specific english vocab makes it even harder. Especially

I use English on daily basis but woodwork is not my principal business so that’s why my vocab is limited (even in my native language).

Take care
Mike


DIYer from Europe (TS55, KS60, DF500, OF1010, FS1400, FS-WA/90, FS-PA-VL)

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 05:44 AM »
English is a Universal language these days, in the early 1970’s there was a push to have German be the defacto language for science and technical matters. English has more words then any other language in the world, which would complicate things! Plus like German you have a difficult grammatical structures. You might want to try an easier read/video like “woodworking for mere mortals” steve Ramsey, who doesn’t use a bunch of mumbo jumbo and jargon terms. Also try some of the Asian woodworking channels. Ishitani, and there are a few others, Korean commercial remodeler, I forgot his name. A lot of times they say not much but you can watch them work. Also reading FFW and popular woodworking blogs would be a good thing. Good luck with your new hobby, pastime, full-time endeavor. 🍀

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 10:34 AM »
@Mike35x95x1

English is a very difficult language even with woodworking,

We use alot of different words for the same thing. Youll have to decide "which" English youd like to learn, American, Brittish, Aus . All are basically the same but all are different.

Once you make that decision the rest will be easier for you.

Prime example is Lumber, in the USA we call it Lumber, in the UK they call it timber,in the USA we use blanket terms like tools as In "I bought a new tool" in the UK they will use the term "kit" as I got a nice bit of kit".

So once you decide which English your going to learn the better you will be.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 10:39 AM by jobsworth »

Offline woodferret

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 04:06 PM »
Hi everyone, I am not native english speaker and I would like to learn more woodworking terminology.

Including: woods, parts, tools, techniques, technologies, constructions, machines, etc.

Anybody knows any source? Preferably digital/online - even better with illustrations or schemas.

Thanks

mkasdin's suggestion of youtube vids with captions works well.  For US terms, try Essential Craftman's "Mastering the Basic Tools of Carpentry" playlist.  It's probably basic stuff you know hence good for learning the terms.

Offline mwolczko

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Re: Woodworking dictionary/thesaurus
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 06:14 PM »
I’d recommend a reference book from a reputable source.  Taunton Press is a good source, eg this:
https://www.tauntonstore.com/woodworking/general-woodworking/complete-illustrated-guide-to-woodworking-cdrom-collection-061075

Offline mwolczko

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