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The Duke de L a R ochefoucauld-Lian court was grea tly impressed by th e axes he saw while visiting Ame rica betwee n 1795 an d 179 7. H e noted tha t m ost of th em had been made in Am eri ca , and rem arked: "We should not om it to observe, th at th e axe, of which th e Ame ricans make use for fellin g trees, has a sho rter h andle th an that of European wood-cutters. N ot only th e Am eri can s, but Irish and G erman workmen have ass ured me, th at th ey can do mo re work with thi s short handled axe, th an wi th th e European.

A third piece of bone, with a sma ll depr ession to fun ction as a pivot bearin g, he gripped with his teeth . This left one hand free to operate th e bow and the other fr ee to position th e drill and hold th e workpiece. Bow dr ills of thi s construction are st ill in use among th e E skimos of th e Di omede Islands in th e Bering Strait. Sma ll flint s with chipped cutting edges were used in the Stone Age as saw s, primaril y to sha pe sma ll objec ts from stone, using sand and wate r to assist th e ab rasive action.

In preparing timbers for house constru ction, th e carpente r usu all y used th e broad axe to squa re a post or bea m smoothly, irrespecti ve of whether th ese timber s were to rema in exposed or to be boxed with planed boards. In rough work, however , such as barn construction, rapid squa r ing was ofte n accomplished with th e carpent er's adz. In both country house and barn const ru ction , in fact , th e common roof rafters were occas iona lly finished by th e adz on th e top sur face only, the rest of th e rafter left round, sometimes with th e bark of th e tr ee still intact.

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