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T ools were needed to build fortified castl es, chur ches, monasteries, and houses; to build ships for trade and for naval warfare; and to beat out arms and armor at th e forge to supply local and holy wa rs . But relati vely few examples of th ose tools have survived, and often th e best evidence comes fr om pictorial representations; thi s is particularl y true for plan es. M edieval axes, saws, augers, and a variety of shipbuilding tools in metal have been recovered. In almost all inst ances th e wood portions, such as th e handles, hav e disappear ed.

It had a lathe-turned wooden handle tw elve to fifteen inches long, which terminated at th e upp er end in a boss. The tool was hand held, pushed rather than struck, and used for fine paring of wide sur faces, th e Aat sid es of large tenons , or th e insid es of mortises. Som e carpenters work ed th e tool by pressure fr om th e shoulder, using two hands to guide th e path of th e blade. The corner chisel was one of man y special-purpose chis els, a form of th e firmer chi sel with blade shaped in a right angle to cut simultaneousl y in two plan es.

Amer ica n broad axe. T ool for sq uaring timbers, made fr om cast steel and mark ed "R. " Len gth of blade, 12% inches. F IG U RE 23. Pennsy lvania broad axe. The term "goosewing" is popul arl y applied to axes of thi s pattern . M aker: Beatty, in Ch ester area of P enn sylvan ia, ca. 1875 . Length of blad e, 11% inches . Hist ory of Man ufactures in the U n ited S tates , th e axe was pr obabl y th e first tool made in Am eric a for ge nera l sale. This was made possible by an inf ant iron indust ry, which was pr o- 34 Som e Basi c Tool s • cessful and inventive wa s Hugh Orr.

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