# General Shop Quiz #2

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• 1.

### True or False: The terms “growth rings” and “grain” refer to the same anatomical feature of wood.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The terms "growth rings" and "grain" both refer to the same anatomical feature of wood. Growth rings are the concentric circles that can be seen when a tree is cut, indicating the annual growth of the tree. Grain, on the other hand, refers to the direction, size, and arrangement of the wood fibers. Both terms are used to describe the characteristics and appearance of wood.

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• 2.

### Why does the hook on the end of a tape measure move back and forth?

• A.

To account for the thickness of a pencil mark

• B.

To account for the thickness of the hook

• C.

To account for making inside or outside measurements

• D.

Both B and C

D. Both B and C
Explanation
The hook on the end of a tape measure moves back and forth to account for the thickness of the hook itself and to account for making inside or outside measurements. The hook is typically thicker than the body of the tape measure, so when measuring against a surface, the hook needs to move to ensure accurate measurements. Additionally, when measuring inside or outside dimensions, the hook needs to move to accommodate for the added thickness of the tape measure body. Therefore, both options B and C are correct.

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• 3.

### True or False: Increase band saw blade tension because its spring loses elasticity over time.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
A band saw spring will not lose its springiness over time with normal use.

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• 4.

### Which plane iron grinding angle is considered “normal” for most applications?

• A.

48°

• B.

25°

• C.

35°

• D.

30°

C. 35°
Explanation
A 35° sharpening angle provides a good compromise of cutting smoothness and edge durability, whether you’re planing with or across the grain.

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• 5.

### Who introduced Norm Abram to hand tools as a boy?

• A.

His father

• B.

His high school shop teacher

• C.

His uncle

• D.

His brother

A. His father
Explanation
Norm Abram was introduced to hand tools as a boy by his father.

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• 6.

### True or false: Softwoods splotch when stained because the latewood is softer than the earlywood.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Just the opposite is true; earlywood bands are softer and less dense than the latewood bands, so they absorb more stain.

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• 7.

### How many loops will an average band saw blade make when you coil it up for storage?

• A.

Two

• B.

Four

• C.

Five

• D.

Three

D. Three
Explanation
When you coil up a band saw blade for storage, it will make three loops. This is because the blade needs to be folded in a specific way to ensure it remains compact and doesn't get tangled. By creating three loops, the blade can be neatly stored without any risk of damage or entanglement.

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• 8.

### Which of the following is the best lubricant for French polishing:

• A.

Canola oil

• B.

Mineral oil

• C.

Denatured alcohol

• D.

Tung oil

B. Mineral oil
Explanation
Mineral oil is the best lubricant for French polishing because it is a clear, odorless, and non-drying oil that does not leave any residue. It provides a smooth and even finish on wood surfaces, enhancing the shine and depth of the polish. Canola oil and tung oil are not commonly used for French polishing, as they may leave a sticky residue or require longer drying times. Denatured alcohol is used as a solvent in French polishing, but it is not a lubricant.

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• 9.

### True or False: Purpleheart is an African hardwood.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Purpleheart grows in Mexico, Central America and South America, not Africa.

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• 10.

### Which of the following is not a spindle diameter option for shapers:

• A.

3/4”

• B.

1”

• C.

5/8”

• D.

1-1/4”

C. 5/8”
Explanation
The given options for spindle diameter options for shapers are 3/4”, 1”, 5/8”, and 1-1/4”. The option that is not included in this list is 5/8”.

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