the magic word for round stock is billet
pole also works but usually is a larger diameter and rough finished
but billets are not cheap
typical use is for baseball bats and come in a variety of materials
hickory ash maple birch
On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4:23:16 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
I know of billet as pertains to steel...wood? check for yourself:
Origin of billet
Middle English ; from Anglo-Fr, diminutive of bille, bill
to assign to lodging by billet
to assign to a post
to serve a billet on
to be billeted or quartered
a short, thick piece of firewood
OBS. a wooden club
a long, rectangular or cylindrical unfinished bar of iron or steel, usually smaller than c. 232 sq cm (c. 36 sq in) in cross section
a similar, generally smaller, bar made from a nonferrous metal
ARCHIT. a log-shaped insert in a Norman molding
Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/billet#96YlwPhlmvTxl6kX.99
On 2/12/2016 3:36 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Definitions and do not dictate what items are commonly called.
Ever hear of a Biscuit Cutter. It is a machine that cuts a slotted arc,
Google "wood billets"
Mr. Comet is correct this time.
On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:36:49 -0800 (PST)
there are aluminum billets too and copper and etc and wood of course
a dictionary is always good but they often are slow to add or change
common parlance takes a while to get into dictionaries if it ever does
but the world moves at a pace now where most do not care
the tech industry makes up words and uses them as they like
they also repurpose words and sometimes in a way contrary to
what many have come to know
No, not necessarily. A billet is a piece of rough stock
which is roughly the same width and thickness (a round
bar, of course, is always the same width and thickness).
You start with a billet and machine it (on a lathe or
whatever) to make something.
FWIW, I don't approve of maple baseball bats. The recent
epidemic of broken bats in MLB is because they're using
maple, instead of the more appropriate ash.
The dictionary is not F_____G going to find what you are looking for or
tell you where to buy "wood billets. Google does. AND that is the
whole POINT to this thread isn't it?
Is your dictionary up to date? Printed earlier today with absolutely
everything that has changed meaning up until this morning? And does it
tell you where to buy wood billets???????????????
and did YOU Google wood billet??????????????????
I still see wood billet first on the list of wood billets.
Yes Cometman did just say billet but again common sense might lead a
thinking person to add wood if you want a wood billet.
Never mind, here is your clue, and let me get you a trophy out of the
Yes, in the context of machined stock the term "billet" is sometimes used
for round stock. However, I'm more familiar with the term in the context of
wood that is split. It could be wood split to rough size prior to turning or
other shaping, or it could simply be a piece of split wood for use in a fire
or some other rough use. My reference source is how I heard the term used
while working at Williamsburg. I've also heard Peter Follansbee refer to the
wood he is splitting as billets.
I imagine common usage has morphed over time... Also, today it would be hard
to imagine a wood vendor selling a piece of split wood without adding value
by making it cylindrical!
Another word to keep in mind is "rod". When I'm looking for round brass,
for example, I search for "brass rod" and usually find what I'm looking
for. For wood, you'll probably get closet rods and the like but it might
be worth keeping in mind.
On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:56:03 -0800 (PST)
with that thinking in place your searches will be limited to what
makes sense to you but the internets and the denizens on it often
do not make sense
billet was the only word needed
myriad is the word you are looking for not litany
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3:43:17 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
No, litany is the word I wanted to use...Please do not tell anyone here what they want to say...I believe in trying to help, as do many others, but I have grown weary of the lack of cooperation from the primary recipient...
And MOST bat billets are not round. Technically a wooden "billet" is
riven or split - not sawn - so there is no main grain structure
interrupted. Most bat billets are sawn - but there are quite a few
"riven" or split billets, particularly in the North East.
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