Defining the hard to understand technical terms

End view - The view of a piece when cut at 90 degrees to it's face. Typically the end grain of a piece.

Devoyer - To position a hip or valley, according to the slope of both roofs, to have equal sized depth on either face of the piece. A practice that is mainly used in France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Raccord - The intersection of roof slopes. The usual practice with a 'raccord' is to use a piece of paper and by folding it, recreate the roof in 3D, similar to origami.

Example of a 'Raccord'

Rembarrement - A method/stage in which to trace out on the piece of wood the founded angles, lengths, and intersections.

Angled Brace - A brace that is at an angle not only on the elevation view but on the plan view as well

Sauterelle - A method used to find the real lengths and angles of intersecting pieces using a T-Bevel.

A Devers - taking a piece of wood and rotating it, in space, so that no face is plumb or level.

Rambarrement a la Sauterelle - A method used to find real lengths and angles of intersecting pieces. It is the combination of using the Rambarrement and Sauterelle methods.

Gauche - A french term for when something is twisted

La Croche - a term used to described a piece that is curved both in plan and elevation views.