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Carbide Steel

Extremely hard, long wearing steel used in high quality cutters, blades, bits and knives.  Read More →

Carcase

The frame part of a panel construction.  Read More →

Chamfer

A 45° angle milled into the edge or end of a board.  Read More →

Chamfer Casing

Trim work around any opening; most commonly associated with doors and windows.  Read More →

Check

Splits at or near the end of a board. A check is a naturally occurring lengthwise separation between... [Read Full Article]

Cheek

The surface of a tenon that is parallel to the face of the board. Tenon Anatomy  Read More →

Chuck

The part of a drill that holds the bit in place.  Read More →

Cleat

A strip fastened to one part to hold it in place or to facilitate the fastening of another part. Examples:... [Read Full Article]

Collet

The part of a router that holds the bit. Typical collet sizes are 1/4″, 1/2″, and 8mm. ... [Read Full Article]

Compression

The force exerted to push the components of a joint together.  Read More →

Cope Joint

A joint used on trim with rounded profiles.  Read More →

Counterbore

A flat-bottomed cylindrical hole cut into a material so that a screw head or bolt head sits flush or... [Read Full Article]

Countersink

A conical hole cut into a material so that a screw head or bolt head sits flush or below the surface.... [Read Full Article]

Cove

A concave profile milled into a board’s surface.  Read More →

Crook

Warp along the edge line; also known as crown.  Read More →

Crosscut

A cut made across the grain of a board. This cut tends to require a little more force that a rip cut,... [Read Full Article]

Cupping

A type of warping that causes boards to curl up at their edges.  Read More →

Cyanoacrylate

Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for cyanoacrylate based fast-acting glues such as methyl 2-cyanoacrylate,... [Read Full Article]

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