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English translation: settles/works

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German term or phrase:arbeiten (Holz)
English translation:settles/works
Entered by: Marionc
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00:34 Nov 3, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Forestry / Wood / Timber / Holz
German term or phrase: arbeiten
Kein weiterer Kontext. Es geht darum, dass Holz 'arbeitet', also knackt, sich zusammenzieht etc. Gibt es dafuer auch im englischen einen Oberbegriff?
Marionc
Local time: 09:34
settles/works
Explanation:
What is settling? Settling is comprised of two factors – shrinkage and compression. For simplicity sake I will say each comprises of about 50% to make up settling. This varies slightly between species of trees. Shrinkage, the loss of dimension in a radial direction and also by circumference is the challenge for log joinery. Compression caused by loads bearing weight down onto a given log and its joinery can be of great benefit to keeping joinery tight. We’ll start with the most basic notch, the round notch.

As those German woodworkers used to say, "Holz arbeitet," meaning, "wood works," by which they mean that wood is constantly shrinking and expanding and ...
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or maybe: transforms .....

As wood transforms during the drying process, straight grain wood doesn't twist as much as spiral grain does. If we apply joinery before wood is dried, ...
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Note added at 17 mins (2007-11-03 00:52:13 GMT)
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I think "transforms" is the idea here ...
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David Hollywood
Local time: 12:34
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Thank you, David (and Sigrid). I appreciate your help and explanation.
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arbeiten (Holz)
settles/works


Explanation:
What is settling? Settling is comprised of two factors – shrinkage and compression. For simplicity sake I will say each comprises of about 50% to make up settling. This varies slightly between species of trees. Shrinkage, the loss of dimension in a radial direction and also by circumference is the challenge for log joinery. Compression caused by loads bearing weight down onto a given log and its joinery can be of great benefit to keeping joinery tight. We’ll start with the most basic notch, the round notch.

As those German woodworkers used to say, "Holz arbeitet," meaning, "wood works," by which they mean that wood is constantly shrinking and expanding and ...
thbecker.net/guitar_playing/guitars_and_setup/setup_page_06.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 12 mins (2007-11-03 00:47:03 GMT)
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or maybe: transforms .....

As wood transforms during the drying process, straight grain wood doesn't twist as much as spiral grain does. If we apply joinery before wood is dried, ...
www.daizen.com/seasoning.php - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 17 mins (2007-11-03 00:52:13 GMT)
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I think "transforms" is the idea here ...

David Hollywood
Local time: 12:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you, David (and Sigrid). I appreciate your help and explanation.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dirgis: "is settling" would indicate the process implied by "es arbeitet"
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Nov 3, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedarbeiten (Holz) » arbeiten
Field (write-in)(none) » Holz
Nov 3, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Tech/Engineering


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