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By Megan Fitzpatrick

From the November 2011 issue #193
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Woodworking’s lexicon can be overwhelming for beginners. The following is a list of terms used in this issue that may be unfamiliar to you.

bowsaw (n)
Sometimes called a turning saw, this ancient form is a member of the frame
saw family, wherein a frame is employed to tightly hold a thin, narrow blade.

boxwood (n)
A light-colored dense wood from a slowgrowing evergreen. It is sometimes used in musical instruments, chess pieces and was, at one time, the wood of choice for woodworking rules.

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From the November 2011 issue #193
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