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  • n. Plural form of knurl.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knurl.


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  • Women's bodies contain so many curves, contours, knurls, crannies, convexities, involutions and promontories that their clothing provides space-age telemetry at every square inch, constantly sending back warning signals to the brain.

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  • The tools are toothed steel wheels (or rolls or knurls) pressing the pattern into the surface.

    2. Design and types of knurling tools

  • Wood so deeply polished it looks endlessly 3D, bezels and knurls and organ stops for the vents that not only feel like metal in temperature, but have the heft and swing of real steel.

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  • Carved from frustums layered in-house, the tacos al pastor are crisp, riddled with golden knurls of flame-licked fat, and served on fresh, delicate, house-made minitortillas that make the big flavors seem almost dainty.

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  • These usually have specially shaped cutting edges for performing particular cuts, such as bowl gouges, with concave, curved cutting edges to form the smooth, curved surface of a bowl, or vee, or knurling gouges for cutting grooves or knurls in wooden spindles.


  • Common A knurling gouge, used for cutting knurls or vee shapes into the workpiece efficiently.


  • Someone somewhere said you can move knurls down a workpiece by applying pressure with the handwheel.

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  • I have been told that I should use my power feed to move knurls down a workpiece, but as far as I can tell, there is no way to know how fast my power feed moves.

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  • The tool I have now has two knurls on the same side, and the lathe does the pushing.

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  • I found a knockoff of the Eagle Rock scissors-type knurling tool, which has two knurls that apply pressure from opposite sides of the work.

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