of furniture, and high prices are often given for the gnarled and knotted portions of slowly-grown trees, to be sawn into veneers.
Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them.
Their axes were made of tough stones, sawn from the block and ground to the fitting shape.
wide, and four storeys high; its outer walls are faced with sawn freestone.
The oratories were of the same form and material, but the larger churches and kingly banqueting halls were rectangular and made of sawn boards.
The larger trees are sawn up into planks and battens, much used for the purposes of the builder, especially for flooring, joists and rafters.
Numerous smaller canals bring Ottawa into connexion with Lake Champlain and the Hudson river via Montreal; by this route the logs and sawn lumber of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick find their destination.
Definitions and sizes are given below of the most usual forms of sawn timber: A log is the trunk of a tree with the bark removed and branches lopped.
A load of sawn or hewn timber contains 50 cub.
The rock on the surface is as hard as flint, but underneath it gradually softens and furnishes an admirable stone for building which can be sawn into blocks of any size, hardening on exposure to the atmosphere.
Throughout the Ukraine the gentry were hunted down, flayed, burnt, blinded and sawn asunder.
The Black Forest produces excellent timber, which is partly sawn in the valleys and partly exported down the Rhine in logs.
The vessel may be a flower-pot sawn in two, so that the halves may be bound together when used, or it may be a flower-pot or box with a side slit which will admit the shoot; this vessel is to be filled compactly with suitable porous earth, the opening at the slit being stopped by pieces of slate or tile.
being sawn in shape by copper tools fed with emery, and the whole finished with a perfection of proportion and delicacy not seen on other granite work.
Timber is now generally sawn into marketable sizes in the country of its growth, and shipped as scantling timber.
A balk is a log hewn or sawn to a square section, and varying in size from I 1 to 18 in.
In all cases the bricks have been made, the stone quarried and dressed, the timber sawn, the iron cast, forged and wrought by the prisoners.
The sal tree yields the most important timber; the finest logs are cut in the Khairagarh jungles and floated down the Gogra to Bahramghat, where they are sawn.
The leading characters of antlers are described under Pecora, but these structures may be defined somewhat more fully in the following passage from the present writer's Deer of all Lands:- " Antlers are supported on a pair of solid bony processes, or pedicles, arising from the frontal bones of the skull, of which they form an inseparable portion; and if in a fully adult deer these pedicles be sawn through, they will generally be found to consist of solid, ivory-like bone, devoid of perceptible channels for the passage of blood-vessels.
Throughout the Ukraine the Polish gentry were hunted down, flayed and burnt alive, blinded and sawn asunder.
driftwood logs are sawn at our lakeside yard to create the structural members and the smooth planking machined at a local joinery facility.
Another, equally idiotic piece, involved someone having his arms and legs sawn off by a sadistic one-armed lunatic.
By the end of the 19th century sawn lath produced by machinery was also much in evidence.
Post mortem examination revealed cause of death to be bowel perforation by a sharp sawn section of ox vertebra.
riven fencing, and mortised fencing using sawn rails.
sawn softwood destined for Jeddah.
sawn timber from a builders merchant.
sawn wood, or may have sweet vanilla flavors.
sawn asunder, and the bones were scattered.
sawn off shotguns.
His wood yard is full of trees sawn into planks by local sawmills for air drying.
ser canopy struts which were literally sawn off.
The Giannis D set sail from Croatia with a cargo of sawn softwood destined for Jeddah.
The Indonesian experience shows that moving from sawn timber to finished wood products is a slow process.
unveiled the mystery by promising one sequin to a peasant woman if she could find out who had sawn the plank.
Below the mosaics the walls and arches are covered with rare marbles, porphyries and alabaster from ancient columns sawn into slices and so arranged in broad bands as to produce a rich gamut of colour.
The log is first cut into quarters and then sawn diagonally (fig.
This includes cleft or riven fencing, and mortised fencing using sawn rails.
To start with you need to use treated sawn timber from a builders merchant.
An oaky wine will usually taste and smell of freshly sawn wood, or may have sweet vanilla flavors.
The coffins were broke open with pickaxes or sawn asunder, and the bones were scattered.
The robberies were carried out in a clinical, ruthless fashion, using revolvers and sawn off shotguns.
The two lines of posts are the remains of the original SER canopy struts which were literally sawn off.
But I unveiled the mystery by promising one sequin to a peasant woman if she could find out who had sawn the plank.
They either create their items with plain sawn or quarter sawn.
Plain sawn wood is made with a technique that creates a long, open grain effect.
The surface of plain sawn wood has a texture to it and it is normally used for flat surfaces, like the seats of chairs.
Quarter sawn wood is used for most other types of Amish furniture.
It's a more complicated sawing process than plain sawn.
Quarter sawn wood is very durable and is known for its resistance to water.
In many pieces of Amish furniture, especially for pieces made of white oak, craftsmen use lumber that is quarter sawn rather than plain sawn.
The sawn timber is inferior to that of P. excelsa, besides being of a smaller size.
grindse were sawn off from large spines into thin disks, which were then finely ground down to very thin sections.
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