- The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
- The width of the groove made while cutting with a saw or laser.
- The distance between diverging saw teeth.
- The portion of hay, turf, wool, etc. yielded by a single cut or shearing stroke.
"This only shows part of the process. The kerfs will be filled with glue, and the perpendicular notches that run along the kerfs will get a spline similar to a little biscuit joint. Then you trim off the excess and sand the whole thing smooth. They're pretty tough once all the glue is set."More words to look up (some other day).