Technical terms, jargon, and slang used in making. Also: Fun hobby slang.
Canslaw – In metal detecting, the shredded pieces of aluminum cans found in the ground that were cut up by a lawnmower or plow. Canslaw is the bane of detectorists.
Ferrule – A ring or metal band that fits around the business end of a hand tool to help give it strength and to help hold the tool in place. E.g. the ferrules on paint brushes help to hold and protect the bristles of the brush.
Metal mountain – What miniature painters and tabletop gamers call the gigantic pile of yet-to-be painted metal and plastic miniatures that every hobbyist has and feels guilty about. Related: Shelf of shame – all of the tabletop games on the shelves that you have never got around to playing, but that doesn’t stop you from buying.
Proud – When one workpiece, say a dovetail joint in woodworking, extends beyond flush. This is done so that the “proud” piece can be cut or sanded down to create a perfectly flush join.
Spoilboard – A sacrificial piece of material (wood, fiberboard, plastic, metal) that goes under a workpiece being cut or drilled to help secure the piece in place and/or to prevent the tool from cutting into anything it shouldn’t.