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Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, Abbreviations, Digital Slang

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Alphabetical Listing

AOW - Australian Olive Wood
AZS or AS - Arizona Silhouette
BB - Bill Baumbeck, of Arizona Silhouette
BB - IAP Birthday Bash
B2B - Bushing to Bushing
BEB - Buckeye Burl
BF - Board Foot is 144 cubic inches.
BLO - Boiled Linseed Oil  BLO releases heat as it cures.  It CAN start a fire if BLO soaked rags are allowed to collect and concentrate the heat.  Dispose of BLo soaked rags and paper towels properly.
BORG - Big Old Retail Giant or Big Orange Retail Giant
BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
BS - Band Saw or (context)
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTW - By the way
BxEB - Box Elder Burl
CA - Cyanoacrylate, or Super Glue/Krazy Glue
CB - Centerband
DC - Dust Collector
DNA - Denatured Alcohol (also known as methylated spirits in some other countries)
DO - Danish Oil
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
EB - Exotic Blanks
FF - Friction Finish
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!
HWIUI He who is usually ignored
IBO - Irish Bog Oak
IBOB - Irish Bog Oak Burl
IBY - Irish Bog Yew
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
LOL-MF laugh out loud my friend

MAPG - Mid-Atlantic Pen Gathering (a gathering held in Richmond Virginia once a year)
MBH - My better half
MM - MicroMesh
MTB - Bushing used either Between Centers OR with a mandrel.
NESL - New England Specialty Lumber Supply
NPGJ - Nice Pen Good Job
OMG - Oh my gosh!
OTOH - On The Other Hand

Pen Wizard - An ornamental pen turning attachment sold by the J R Beall Tool company

PITH - Pen In The Hat (Pen exchange where two names are drawn from a hat and they make a pen for each other.)
PMG - Pen Maker's Guild
POC - Pens of Color
PR - Polyester Resin
PSI - Pounds Per Square Inch - generally used in terms of pressure, as in 15 PSI (usually lower case)
PSI - Penn State Industries (source for pencrafting supplies)
PVA - Poly Vinyl Acetate - white wood glue and is used to seal walls, as a primer
PW - Paste Wax or Pen Wizard made by The Beall Tool Company
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
SWIUI - She Who IS Usually Ignored (if not always)
SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
TBC - Turning Between Centers
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
WEPYPFI - Worth Every Penny You Paid For It
WPP - WoodPenPro
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary


BY TOPIC


Products:
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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
FF - Friction Finish
FP - Friction Polish or Fountain Pen, depending on its use
HPP - Hut Plastic Polish
MM - MicroMesh

PC - Polymer Clay
PR - Polyester Resin
PVA - Poly Vinyl Acetate - white wood glue and is used to seal walls, as a primer
PW - Paste Wax or Pen Wizard made by The Beall Tool Company
RW - Rennaisance Wax
SW - ShellaWax
TO - Tung Oil
TSW - Trade Secret for Wood



Pens:
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CB - Centerband
FP - Fountain Pen or Friction Polish, depending on its use
RB - Roller Ball



Tools (General):

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BF - Board Foot is 12"x12"x1" = 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
PW - Pen Wizard made by The Beall Tool Company
TPI - Threads per Inch or Teeth per Inch, depending on context
TS - Table saw



Tools (Lathe):
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HS - Headstock
TS - Tailstock
12x24 - Lathe capable of turning a 12"D x 24" object.



Woods:
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AOW - Australian Olive Wood
BEB - Buckeye Burl
BOW - Bethlehem Olive Wood
BxEB - Box Elder Burl
GOW - Greek Olive Wood
IBO - Irish Bog Oak
JOW - Jerusalem Olive Wood



Suppliers/Retailers:
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AS or AZS - Arizona Silhouette www.arizonasilhouette.com/ (External Link)
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  www.woodturnerscatalog.com (External Link)
CSUK - Craft Supplies UK www.craftsupplies.co.uk (External Link)

EB - Exotic Blanks www.exoticblanks.com  (External Link)
NESL - New England Specialty Lumber Supply
POC - Pens of Color www.pensofcolor.com (External Link)
PSI - Penn State Industries www.pennstateindustries.com (External Link)
PW - Pen Wizard made by The Beall Tool Company  jrbealltool.com/products/turning/lathewiz.php  (External Link)
WC - Woodcraft http://www.woodcraft.com (External Link)


Pen Turning Products:

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FPP - Freedom Pen Project      www.freedompens.org   (External Link)


TXT Speak

B2B - Bushing to Bushing
BTW - By the way
BTDT - Been There, Done That
DAMHIKT - Don't Ask Me How I Know This
FIFY - Fixed it for You
GB - Group Buy
HTH - Hope This Helps!
HWIUI He who is usually ignored
IMHO - In my Honest/Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In my not so humble/honest opinion
LOL - Laugh(ing) out loud
LOML - Love of My Life
LOL-MF laugh out loud my friend
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

WEPYPFI-Worth every penny you paid for it

WEPHPFI-Worth every penny he paid for it
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

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