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Usage of 'against the grain'? Answered

You use the term'against the grain' to refer to what I've always called 'across the grain'. I've used the term 'against the grain' when planing IE you plan with or against the grain but rarely across the grain.

So is my terminology all wrong?

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mikeasaurusBest Answer (author)2017-03-03

"Across the grain" is accurate. Grain on wood is mostly linear, so "with" the grain means along the same path the grain takes. I use "against the grain" to mean anything not with grain.

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