File:BuidingStonesEdinburghTools.jpg

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Hand implements used in stone working. Adapted from Merrill, G R Stones for Building and Decoration. (1910, New York: John Wiley & Sons)

1. Tooth chisel used on soft stone

2. Chisel or drove

3 Chisel used on soft stone and driven with wooden mallet

4. Point, cutting end in form of a pyramidal point

5. Hand drill or jumper used for making holes for 'plug & feather' splitting

6& 7. Point for use on hard stone

8. Splitting chisel for splitting and cutting of hard stone such as granite

9. Chisel used on soft stone and driven with wooden mallet

10. Face hammer, square-faced, for roughly shaping blocks

11. Sledge or striking hammer used in driving large wedges for splitting stone

12. Patent or bush hammer with deeply grooved faces

13. Ax or pean hammer with two opposite cutting edges

14. Wedge (plug) and feather used in the process of splitting (up to 8cm long); long wedges (30 cm) for splitting off large blocks

15. Mallet, wooden, cylindrical head, used in cutting of soft stone

16. Hand hammer, smooth-faced, for hand-drilling, pointing and chiselling hard rocks

17. Grub saw for cutting stone by hand

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