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02:24 May 27, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:durchgesteckte/aufgelegte Hautzange
"Bei Hautzangen gibt es beide Arten von Gelenkverbindung im Gewerbe: Bei den einfachen Qualitäten wird die aufgelegte Ausführung als ausreichend betrachtet, und...höheren Anspüchen gerecht werden durchgesteckte Zangen."
Explanation: These are two methods of joining pieces of wood at right angles. The simpler joint (cross halving) consists of reducing the thickness of each piece locally so that they fit together level with each other. the higher quality joint (mortice and tenon) consists of one piece being reduced from both sides to about half its thickness (the tenon) and a rectangular hole (the mortice) being drilled and chiseled through the other. I learned these joints, and others, in Woodwork "O" level at school back in the late 50s, and have used them ever since. Regards, Iain.
Iain Purvis United Kingdom Local time: 02:37 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 88