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13:50 Feb 16, 2009
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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase:Klebewinkel / Klebwinkel
Die Klebwinkel sind eine Hilfe beim stumpfen Verbinden von Platten oder Teilen, wenn die Fläche zum Kleben zu klein ist oder eine stabilere Verbindung gewünscht wird.
Explanation: Spline is the generic term for strips inserted into wood joints to add surface area for gluing and strengthening the joint. Splines in commercial woodwork may be wood, plastic or metal, straight, or in your case, I expect, 90 degrees.
The glue part of the german term is redundant in english usage.
Generically, Feder in German. See also
Wolfgang Nutsch:Handbuch der Konstruktion:Möbel un Einbauschränke
The bookcase corner joints are reinforced with splines.
Andrew Catford United States Local time: 10:23 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 75