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Noel

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Mike C was wondering about abreviations so here's a few:

AFAIK - As Far As I Know

Borg - See "Home Depot." Name comes from conquest-hungry Star Trek aliens.
BS - Bandsaw, or Bull****
BT3000 - A table saw made by Ryobi.
BTW - By The Way
Chop Saw - Same as a compound Miter Saw
CMS Compond Miter Saw
DAMHIKT - "Don't Ask Me How I Know This" In other words: I made this mistake once
DIY - Do It Yourself
DW - DeWalt
FAS - firsts and seconds (for grading wood)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question (yer reading it!)
FUBAR - ****** Up Beyond All Repair
FWIW - For Whatever It's Worth
FW (or FWW) - Fine Woodworking magazine.
Galoots - Older person (Sometimes, but not always, a Neander) Also, stands for "Galoots Are Lovers Of Old Tools."
GW - Garrett Wade.
HFT - Harbor Freight Tools
HD - Home Depot, a building supply store in the USA
HVLP - high volume/low pressure (sprayer)
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IOW - In Other Words
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
MDF - medium density fiberboard
Neander (pronounced "nee-AN-der") - Someone who prefers hand tools over power tools. From "Neanderthal"
Newbie - Someone new to woodworking, rec.ww, or Usenet
NFG - No ******* Good
NG - News Group or No Good.
Norm - Norm Abram of the "New Yankee Workshop" show
Normite - Someone who believes there's always a power tool for everything (named for Norm Abram)

NYW - New Yankee Workshop (Norm's show)
Orange Tools - Router bits made by CMT are all painted orange.
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PC - Porter-Cable,
Persuader - large, deadblow hammer
POS Piece Of ****
RAS - radial arm saw
ROS - random orbit sander
S2S - smooth 2 sides - surfaced 2 sides
S4S - surfaced four sides o RAS Radial Arm Saw
Spam - Unrequested or unsolicited email (see below).
SCMS - Sliding Compond Miter Saw
SNAFU - Situation Normal: All ****** Up
SS - Scroll Saw
SWAG - Scientific Wild Assed Guess
SWMBO - she who must be obeyed
TANSTAFL - There Aint No Such Thing As a Free Lunch
TIA - Thanks in Advance.
TS - Table Saw
WB - WorkBench
WAG - Wild Assed Guess
WTF - What the ****
Yellow Tools - Tools made by Dewalt are all painted Yellow.
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary. Disclaimer.

A bit americanised.
Tony posted a good acronym site on the mitre saw review thread. I'm sure he'll also post here.


Rgds

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Noel,

Think you might need to check your glasses :wink:

Hereis the site I posted in the other thread. Have fun. :lol:
 

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Noel

Thanks for the list, there were some there that I couldn't make out and felt too stupid to ask.

Waka
 

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Just for the record, a Galoot isn't old, but the hand tools he or she likes to use are. Really a galoot is a member of the Old Tools List, but the term gets stretched.

A not very anonymous, and extremely young, galoot. :p :wink:
 
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From where does the term Galoot originate?

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I'm back.

S'pose I'm a bit of a Galoot really, 'cos I've got loads of old, some very old, hand tools. Problem is finding time to get into 'em and use 'em. Too many balls bouncing about at the moment - bikin', gardenin', getting ready for our summer exhibition at Clevedon next month, and looking after LOML!

Now I know you are not very anonymous, Alf, but exactly how extremely young are you? :roll: Or is it impertinent to ask such a question, although your post did rather ask fer it! :wink: :lol:

Cheers,

Trev.
 

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http://www.frontier.iarc.uaf.edu/~cswin ... /bio.phtml

The give away. You can work it out to a couple of years either side from the link above. If you are "in-the-know". Actually I could have posted a more specific link, but thought I'd better spare ALF's blushes a little :lol: All the info is in there though.

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Nice one Adam :)

I have been guilty of a disservice to Alf, comments she made in an old thread about age made think she was older than her years. :oops:
 
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