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Old 03-01-2005, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Glossary of Acronyms and Short Names

I keep seeing posts asking for definitions of various acronyms, shortened names, and TXT-type messages. These should get you started. The first list has all of the acronyms in alphabetical order, and the second has them arranged by topic.
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[u]Alphabetical</u>
AOW - Australian Olive Wood
AZS or AS - Arizona Silhouette
BB - Bill Baumbeck, of Arizona Silhouette
B2B - Bushing to Bushing
BEB - Buckeye Burl
BF - Board Foot (1" thick by 12" square (or a total of 144 cubic inches))
BLO - Boiled Linseed Oil
BORG - Big Old Retail Giant or Big Orange Retail Giant
BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
BS - Band Saw or (context)
BTW - By the way
BxEB - Box Elder Burl
CA - Cyanoacrylate, or Super Glue/Krazy Glue
CB - Centerband
DNA - Denatured Alcohol (also known as methylated spirits in some other countries)
CMS - compound Miter saw
CS or CSUSA - Craft Supplies USA
CSUK - Craft Supplies UK
DAMHIKT - Don't Ask Me How I Know This
DC - Dust Collector
DO - Danish Oil
FIFY - Fixed it for You
FP - Friction Polish or Fountain Pen, depending on its use
FPP - Freedom Pen Project
GB - Group Buy
GOW - Greek Olive Wood
HPP - Hut Plastic Polish
HS - Headstock
HTH - Hope This Helps!
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In my Honest/Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In my not so humble/honest opinion
JOW - Jerusalem Olive Wood
LOL - Laugh(ing) out Loud
LOML - Love of My Life
MBH - My better half
MM - MicroMesh
NPGJ - Nice Pen Good Job
OMG - Oh my gosh!
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PMG - Pen Maker's Guild
POC - Pens of Color
PR - Polyester Resin
PSI - Penn State Industries, or Pounds Per Square Inch - generally used in terms of pressure, as in 15 PSI (15 pounds per square inch)
PVA - Poly Vinyl Acetate - white wood glue and is used to seal walls, as a primer
PW - Paste Wax
RB - Roller Ball
ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFM - Read the F**** Manual
RTMD - Read the manual, dummie!
RW - Rennaisance Wax
SOYP - Show Off Your Pens (the forum here at IAP)
SW - ShellaWax
SWHTM - She who handles the money
SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
TO - Tung Oil
TPI - Threads per Inch or Teeth per Inch, depending on context
TS - Table saw or Tailstock, depending on context
TSW - Trade Secret for Wood
WC - Woodcraft

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[u]Topical</u>
Products:
BLO - Boiled Linseed Oil
CA - Cyanoacrylate, or Super Glue/Krazy Glue
DNA - Denatured Alcohol (also known as methylated spirits in some other countries)
DO - Danish Oil
FP - Friction Polish or Fountain Pen, depending on its use
HPP - Hut Plastic Polish
MM - MicroMesh
PR - Polyester Resin
PVA - Poly Vinyl Acetate - white wood glue and is used to seal walls, as a primer
PW - Paste Wax
RW - Rennaisance Wax
SW - ShellaWax
TO - Tung Oil
TSW - Trade Secret for Wood
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Pens:
CB - Centerband
FP - Fountain Pen or Friction Polish, depending on its use
RB - Roller Ball
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Tools (General):
BF - Board Foot (1" thick and 12" square or a total of 144 cubic inches)
BS - Band Saw or (context)
CMS - compound Miter saw
DC - Dust Collector
PSI - Pounds Per Square Inch - generally used in terms of pressure, as in 15 PSI (15 pounds per square inch)
TPI - Threads per Inch or Teeth per Inch, depending on context
TS - Table saw
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Tools (Lathe):
HS - Headstock
TS - Tailstock
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Woods:
AOW - Australian Olive Wood
BEB - Buckeye Burl
BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
BxEB - Box Elder Burl
GOW - Greek Olive Wood
JOW - Jerusalem Olive Wood
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Suppliers/Retailers:
AZS or AS - Arizona Silhouette (http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/ )
BB - Bill Baumbeck, of Arizona Silhouette
BORG - Big Old Retail Giant or Big Orange Retail Giant
CS - Craft Supplies USA (see below)
CSUSA - Craft Supplies USA (http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com )
CSUK - Craft Supplies UK (http://www.craftsupplies.co.uk )
POC - Pens of Color (http://www.pensofcolor.com )
PSI - Penn State Industries (http://www.pennstateindustries.com )
WC - Woodcraft (http://www.woodcraft.com )
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Pen turning projects:
FPP - Freedom Pen Project (http://www.freedompens.org )
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TXT Speak:
B2B - Bushing to Bushing
BTW - By the way
DAMHIKT - Don't Ask Me How I Know This
FIFY - Fixed it for You
GB - Group Buy
HTH - Hope This Helps!
IMHO - In my Honest/Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In my not so humble/honest opinion
LOL - Laugh(ing) out loud
LOML - Love of My Life
MBH - My better half
NPGJ - Nice Pen Good Job
OMG - Oh my gosh!
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PMG - Pen Maker's Guild
ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFM - Read the F**** Manual
RTMD - Read the manual, dummie!
SOYP - Show Off Your Pens (the forum here at IAP)
SWHTM - She who handles the money
SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
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BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
FP - Fountain Pen, also Friction Polish
CB - Center Band
DC - Dust Collector
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SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
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Don't forget the following:

LOML -- Love of my life
FPP -- Freedom Pen Project
ROTFL -- Rolling on the floor laughing
RTFL -- Read the F******* Manual (You can use any F word of your choosing)
IMHO -- In my Honest/Humble Opinion

Just to name a few more.

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Know with absolute certainty -because this is a tradition of our sages -that if your true intent is good, then only good can come out of it. Perhaps not the good you intended -or care for -but good nevertheless.

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SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
CMS - compound Miter saw
BS - Band Saw or (context)
PSI - Penn State Industries
POC - Pens of Color
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And the two most important
SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed
SWHTM = She Who Handles The Money
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She Who IS Usually Ignored
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Tom,
Thanks for the reminder why I am not married...:)
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HWIUI He who is usually ignored
MBH My better half
RTMD Read the manual dummie!
OMG Oh, my gosh!
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BORG = Big Old Retail Giant or Big Orange Retail Giant
Equally applicable to Home Depot, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, etc.
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