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Woodworking Glossary (Wiki Editing Warmup)

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We have created a "Glossary of Woodworking Terms" that will be forever expandable and changing as the database grows and becomes more complex. The glossary was created at our "Wiki" level of The Patriot Woodworker.


Description and Use

The Glossary is well, as it seems, a list and referenced database of terminology related to the arts, crafts, trades and industry within woodworking. From A to Z, the glossary is waiting for your input.

In order to use the Glossary simply hover your cursor over the "Wiki" menu item at the top of our website. You'll see the drop down list of categories within our wiki, in alphabetical order, the "Glossary of Woodworking Terms" will be visible. Click on it, and you'll be taken to the glossary page.

You do not need to log in to the wiki, to make changes to the Glossary page!


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This is only a start, you are at this point able to edit this page, and add terminology on this wiki page.

The glossary will be a collaboration of all of us. Simply go to the page, hover your cursor over the down arrow as seen circled in red in the screen capture below, then click on "Edit". You will then see your raw text page, that you may edit or add into, woodworking terminology.


Remember, glossaries are in alphabetical order, so please consider that when adding new terminology. Also, please do not upload images at this point, only add text.


When you see the page in edit mode, do not be alarmed, this is your chance to see how the syntax functions by the example text already in place. And don't be afraid to make mistakes, our wiki pages can be reverted back to the version it was before you touched it.


Once you make your edit,

  1. Click on the "Preview" button at the bottom of the page to make sure your edit is how you want it to appear.
  2. Enter a brief summary of what you added or edited. (a brief summary is all that is needed, for example if you edited "Air dried" at the top of the list, then just enter into the summary field "edited air dried". Or if you add something, simply enter in the summary field, "added Air Dried".)
  3. Then fill out the "Captcha" code.
  4. Then click on the "Save" button at the bottom.




Here is a quick screen cast of the process.


As our wiki database of subjects grow, each item in the glossary will have a link to the appropriate page. For example the first item in the glossary is "Battenboard". In the future you'll be able to click on the "Battenboard" and be taken to a page dedicated to the history and use of "Battenboards". How cool is that!


For now though, enjoy the glossary, edit, get to know the process, and have fun.


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Just a reminder folks, it's a great way to warm up to our wiki editing, this page is open to all for editing, take a stab! You can't mess it up, and mistakes can always be reverted back to the point of correct, each page has a revision history, that can be reverted back too.

Just try it!

Go ahead and add a term to our glossary.

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