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    I will remove the obvious 'answers' once they have been completed. Others I may leave some for the time being for further comment and consideration. – Robert Cartaino Mar 19 '15 at 16:35
  • @RobertCartaino that makes sense – drs Mar 19 '15 at 16:36

The tag should be renamed , then create the synonym "making-lumber" that points back to .


On this question, someone added which should probably just be , which it already had.

  • I had originally had that tag on my question but figured it was to unique and removed it. How many types of joinery are out there... like at least 2 I figure. – Matt Mar 25 '15 at 12:59
  • There are many types of joinery, I'm just not sure that we need tags for each one. I bring it up here for discussion among the group. – FreeMan Mar 25 '15 at 13:03
  • My comment was to be taken sarcastically :( I agree that we don't need tags of that much detail for joinery. Similarly dont think we need that spawl for some other technique tags as well. – Matt Mar 25 '15 at 13:12
  • Well, next time use the sarcasm font! Sheesh! ;) (doncha just love teh internet?) – FreeMan Mar 25 '15 at 13:23
  • I think in the long-term where we have thousands and thousands of questions, having tags for subsets of joinery could be helpful. I'd vote to keep both. – drs Mar 25 '15 at 15:55
  • @Matt - Valid. It might be a bit early to start consolidating tags. – FreeMan Mar 25 '15 at 16:45
  • That comment had some odd English. What I meant was that we should allow those tags for now. Later on, if they prove useless, we can remove then. It will be easier to do that then to later reconsider and try to find all the biscuit-joinery questions and retag them I think – Matt Mar 25 '15 at 22:40
  • I agree with drs; it would be very helpful to be able to search for dovetail or mortise-and-tenon questions without having to dig through all the other questions tagged with joinery. – rob Apr 14 '15 at 0:02

Is simply to vague? On its own outright yes but it would give context with other tags. Longterm it might be fine.

  • I agree that saw is too vague and doesn't add much value over power-tools or hand-tools – rob Apr 14 '15 at 0:05

I don't feel that a tag for manufacturers like, , is a good idea but I could be wrong. In some questions it is important to add details like make and model of tools but I could see tags like this getting out of hand.

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    I agree on avoiding manufacturer tags, unless, possibly, there is a manufacturer who has become synonymous with a product like "Kleenex"/"tissue". – FreeMan Mar 25 '15 at 12:54
  • Maybe break your tag questions into separate posts, that way each can be voted on and discussed independently. – drs Mar 25 '15 at 16:03
  • @drs moved the portions not part of the discussion into other answers. – Matt Mar 25 '15 at 16:24

is really just a subset of .


is really just a subset of .

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    I can see a use for both. While a lathe is pretty much only used for turning, they are different things and they should both exist. Questions with lathe would ask about the tool while questions with turning would ask about the technique, etc. – drs Mar 25 '15 at 15:59

is really just a subset of , which is just a subset of .

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    There are lots of subsets of tools :). I think they're ok. – drs Mar 25 '15 at 16:07

is really just a subset of .

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    As with lathe/turning and biscuit-joinery/joinery, I'd vote to keep both. It's ok to have subsets. – drs Mar 25 '15 at 16:02

, which I created, is a synonym for .

  • I can't decide about this... – drs Mar 25 '15 at 16:08
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    Sorry, IMHO assembly and joinery are not the same thing. Joinery is the art of joining two pieces of wood together, it requires skill, patience and know-how. Sure, You "assemble" a joint, but I would not call the overall attachment of pieces into a piece "joinery." – Peter Grace Mar 25 '15 at 17:42

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