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Can You Ace This Wood Shop Test?
by Bambi Turner
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Do you know the difference between a lathe and a jigsaw, or which plant is used to produce linseed oil? Know the difference between a batten and a bevel, or how big a 2x4 really is if you measure it? If you know the answers to these questions, you might have what it takes to ace this wood shop quiz!

Wood is one of the world's oldest building materials, and archaeological evidence shows that while the ancient Egyptians were busy building pyramids out of stone, they were also crafting beds and other furniture out of wood. In the thousands of years since that time, wood has never gone out of style, and the craft of cutting, shaping and finishing wood has been passed down from generation to generation.

While almost anyone can hammer a few nails in or refinish a piece of vintage wooden furniture, true woodwork takes real skill, talent and plenty of practice. It takes a knowledge of the material's natural properties, and how it reacts to things like sunlight, moisture and temperature changes. It also takes the right tools, and the knowledge of how to use them safely. 

Think you know all about the work that goes on in the average wood shop? Take our quiz to find out!

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