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Old 11-29-2017, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ned Milburn View Post
I now am careful to avoid being absolute and dogmatic about terminology.
No dogmatism on my part, I hope's just that for at least 500 years, the components of a mortise and tenon joint have been universally referred to in the English speaking world by the same names ...and the "cheeks" are the sides of the tenon ... the surfaces of the tenon which glue to the sides of the mortise.

How, why, and when, in the luthiery world, the term "cheeks" first became misapplied to the "shoulders" is a mystery.
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