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framing chisel

a woodworking chisel for heavy work and deep cuts, often having a handle reinforced to withstand blows from a metal hammer head.
Also called mortise chisel.
Origin of framing chisel
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The framing-chisel, Fig. 67, is thick and heavy and was formerly much used in house framing.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The framing-chisel should be held in the left hand, and the blows dealt upon the handle with the mallet in the right hand.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall

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