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Old 03-31-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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I have heard a term a few times when I was starting out in construction, that draws no definition no matter how I google it. Some old carpenters used to say "a door was out of wynd". Anyone else ever heard of it, what it means, and if I am spelling it right? As far as I know it is a door that is warped from corner to corner. And here is another one. Anyone know what a whistler is? A hint, it combines woodwork with masonry. Anyone else know any other old terms?

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How do you pronounce wynd? Like the wind is blowing? Or like wind up your wristwatch?

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Explained here:

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The door closes against the stops, but then you have to push it hard for the latch to locate

.... Sometimes when you close a door the top for example will touch the doorstop and it will feel closed but then you have to push the handle hard for the latch to actually click, locate and hold the door shut. You can check this is the case by standing inside the room and slowly closing the door.

As it approaches the stops, slow down and stop as soon as it touches. You should notice that there's a big tapering gap. This is because the door, frame or door stop are 'out of wind' (out of parallel) ....
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Pronounced as wind a watch, but it comes up spelled wynd on line. It appears to be a Scottish term for a winding, or twisting, road connecting two other roads. That sounded very much like a twisted door.
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ive dealt with many doors that have a "wynd" but for a door to be out of wynd means the framing is good.. i simply say "the r.o has a wynd in it making for a messed up door or window install which will cause problems with the doors operation
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On some job sites 'hammer' is considered an old term. I see lots of guys that can operate a nail gun but can hardly use a hammer for anything except to pry a piece of material into place.
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On some job sites 'hammer' is considered an old term. I see lots of guys that can operate a nail gun but can hardly use a hammer for anything except to pry a piece of material into place.
Do you regularly use a brace, too?
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a good 80% of production carpenters only know how to use a nail gun.. they get paid to be fast not always to be good. you want to see someone whos good with a hammer you have to see high end reno guys work
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or that hammer juggler guy
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I don't know if this phrase followed our Canadian friends out there, but growing up in England, carpenters would "offer" a door up to the opening before permanently attaching it
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Do you regularly use a brace, too?
I have several but don't use them for any work. Just to show to friends occasionally.

My comment about the hammer was not to disparage gun guys, I get it that it is a necessary part of framing and building these days. I was contrasting how quickly some 'terms' can become old. I'm not really in the building business, but when I was on job sites 15 to 20 years ago there were a lot of guys using hammers. Now I see crews with guns and the tool belt has clips and a tape and some of the guys don't even tote a hammer.

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