I know we have tags for and . After much research and asking/answering question here it seems easy to conclude that rift sawn milling and rift sawn wood represent two different things these days. Same goes for quarter sawn.

Recently I rejected a tag edit for . The basis for it was the tag does not distinguish between the milling process and the resulting lumber.

I think we need to do something to remove the ambiguity of the sawn tags listed above by making milling and wood tags for each. For example:

and for the process to create them.

and for the wood created by the above processes.

If we were to follow such tags then the plain ones would be removed.

The above tags are mostly suggestion to spark debate. I think something should done so as we don't create problems later.

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    It seems to me that this would help address the confusion.
    – rob Mod
    Jul 28, 2015 at 0:51

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I like making this distinction. However, seems like incorrect English. I think the proper tag names would be and (or possibly ).

is not as clear as so if we go with the former, the tags' wikis will need to emphasize the distinction between the two sets of tags.

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