Groove (technology)

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One continuous groove and one offset at one end
O-ring in a circular groove ( sectional drawing )

The groove , also groove (plural: the grooves ), is a term used in technical terminology for an elongated recess.

Word origin

Nut is a Middle High German word that comes from wood processing . It only found its way into metal processing later.

How it works and manufacture

Grooves are used to fix elongated components (as form-fitting connections ), to guide or to countersink them. In other cases, the removal of material creates space.

The groove can have a rectangular cross-section or a trapezoidal shape, with an outwardly sloping wall or as a dovetail .

Grooves are produced:

In the manual processing of solid wood, the difference between the longitudinal groove along the wood fiber and the transverse groove is decisive: the former can be planed, the latter can only be sawn . When using a router or a table router , the distinction is irrelevant. Special hand tools used in woodworking are:


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Individual evidence

  1. NUTH, NUT, f., Mhd. Nuot (made with the nutheisen, wood planer) fuge, falz, castratura. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 13 : N, O, P, Q - (VII). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1889 ( ).