What the heck is QSWO?
I see the abbreviation QSWO in the woodmagazine.com forums a lot and have no idea what it means. Any help?
—Kent McDonald, Prince George, British Columbia
QSWO stands for "quartersawn white oak," Kent. In our fast-food, text-message world, words and phrases are becoming more and more abbreviated—even for woodworking terms. Let's decode some more of the abbreviations you might see tossed around woodmagazine.com/forums:
MDF = medium-density fiberboard
TS = tablesaw
BS = bandsaw
ROS = random-orbit sander
RAS = radial-arm saw
SCMS = sliding compound mitersaw
Even the less technical phrases of conversation get condensed online, such as:
PIP = project in progress
OT = off topic
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IIRC = if I recall correctly
AFAIK = as far as I know
OTOH = on the other hand
BTW = by the way
FWIW = for what it's worth
BORG = big orange retail giant (The Home Depot)
LOL = laughing out loud
ROTFL = rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLOL = rolling on the floor laughing out loud
LOML = love of my life ...which is interchangeable with...
SWMBO = she who must be obeyed
SWIM (see what I mean), Kent? We sincerely HTH (hope this helps) clear things up. Thx for the ?, and C U L8R.