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Admiral Digby Museum

Chisel, Turning


Accession number: 2003.29.4
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 41 cm L
Description:

Wooden handle with a metal chisel inserted in one end. 

This chisel is used in wood turning,  It is used when turning spindles, handles etc. on a lathe. The rounded tip would be sharpened to provide a fine cutting edge allowing the turner add details, beads and coves in turned work (like the handle on this chisel)."

History of Use:

Used by cabinet maker, Edward Keen (1841-1917) and his son George (1879-1947).  Edward and his wife Jane (1847-1930) resided on Charleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia.  His workshop was located on the property.

Donor, Chester Keen, was the grandson of Edward and the son of George Keen. 

Manufacturer: George Keen