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The Axe, the Ginnet (Adze) and Auger

VII. He beareth Argent, an Axe, (or Carpenters Axe) in Bend Azure, the Hawme, Or; between a Ginnet and an Auger of the same: These are three Tools used principally by the Carpenters of which in their order. First, the … Continue reading

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Saws, Mallets, Hatchets

III. He beareth Sable, a Frame Saw, or a Framing Saw, Argent, the Cheeks, Or. The use of this Saw is to cut Miter and Bevile squares for Frames and Cornishes on the top of Wanscot. The use of the … Continue reading

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Three Other Sorts of Saws

II. are again three other sorts of Saws, which are used by Wood-men. The first is a Tennant Saw, this is a thin Saw, and therefore hath a Back of Iron to keep it from bending; it is for one … Continue reading

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A Saw (or Hand-Saw)

1. IN the beginning of this Chapter we shall give you all sorts of Instruments and Tools used in Armory pertaining to the several Trades of Joyners, Carpenters, Mill-wrights, Wheel-wrights, Turners and Coopers, &c. or whatsoever other Trade, whose use … Continue reading

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The Turning Engine

CLXIII. In this quarter is presented to your view the Head of the Turning Engine, for the turning of Oval Work, Rose Work, and Swath Work, with other kind of Work not yet named, because not found out, for no … Continue reading

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A Turners Chopping Block

CLX. He beareth Sable, a Turners Chopping Block, Or. born by the name of Chopping. this Block is made of Elme tree, or some other Soft wood set on three feet. Some Turners use in stead of it a peece … Continue reading

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Three Other Sorts of Tools Useful for Throwers

CLVI. In this quarter are three other sorts of Tools useful for Throwers both for smooth and Engine work. The first is termed by the name of the two pointed Grooving Tool. The second by the name of a Grooving … Continue reading

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