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Offline francismilker

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Milling terminology
« on: March 17, 2017, 07:58:10 pm »
Is there somewhere here on FF that I can find a list of terminology definitions?

I've been making sawdust as a hobbyist for a while now and enjoy reading and learning from you all. However, sometimes I read a thread and with all the "flecks, flitches, slabs, and piths" I often have unanswered questions when I'm through reading.

 I grew up hearing that a log had sapwood and heartwood.

Around my place, if one cuts a tree down and the heart is getting spongy they refer to it as being "pithy".

Can you throw some help for a milling illiterate?🤓
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 08:01:04 pm »
   Click on the Extras button on your FF toolbar and select the dictionary there, If not found post a specific question as to what something means. Welcome to the FF and good luck.
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 08:11:49 am »
Thanks WV. I'll check it out!
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 09:40:20 am »
 An ordinary dictionary, well may be a good one, will often list different uses of words which include the ways we use them here on the forum.
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 11:00:40 am »
Well, see, I think the wording will change depending on where you come from.  The spongy heartwood in my neck of the woods is called "punky".  The V in a tree trunk is a "crotch" here and a "fork" down south.  Just sayin'.  :)
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 09:28:04 pm »
Whatdayoumean??  :o  We have punky crotches here in the South too!!   :P
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 09:32:19 pm »
That is better than spongy forks.
Wouldn't that be hard to eat with.
Speaking of eating....

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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 10:20:47 pm »
Whatdayoumean??  :o  We have punky crotches here in the South too!!   :P
I think you will find most of the larger pharmacies have treatment for that. :D
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 10:30:15 pm »
Whatdayoumean??  :o  We have punky crotches here in the South too!!   :P

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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 11:06:00 pm »
Whatdayoumean??  :o  We have punky crotches here in the South too!!   :P

If it gets all doty that could lead to a wicked butt flare

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Re: Milling terminology
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Re: Milling terminology
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 10:24:44 am »
Well you guys just made my morning with your hilarious wit!  Thanks for that!  :D :D
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