How to use Chisel in a sentence

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  • The tools employed are chisel, gouge and mallet.

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  • His first business is to chisel the surface in lines forming the basic pattern of the design.

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  • What would inspire someone to chisel their name into a rock so far from civilization?

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  • Using a sharp chisel, cut into the door edge along the outline to this depth.

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  • One is lost in astonishment at the nervous yet perfectly regulated force and the unerring fidelity of every trace of the chisel.

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  • A range of unusual minerals are present together with notable lava cooling features such as columnar basalts, chisel marks and blister surfaces.

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  • Next, using the cold chisel, even a bolster chisel, chop out the brick.

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  • In essence, hand engraving is the art of removing metal by cutting with a small chisel held in one's hand.

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  • Start in the middle of a long bead by gently prising it away from the main frame by around 2.5cm with an old chisel.

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  • Then knock out the remains of the old haft, using a hammer and punch or blunt chisel.

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  • A sharpening stone should always be carried with the chisel hoe.

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  • They removed the brain by placing a chisel up the left nostril and breaking through the skull.

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  • Simply tap the surface with a hammer, then use a bolster chisel to get behind the skimmed plaster.

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  • After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.

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  • Plane or chisel could be used as a razor, and the snips cut into tin as if it were paper.

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  • A small stalagmite flow at the upper end of the Second Chamber has been marked with cold chisel edge.

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  • In general, however, the process starts with intricate designs drawn on paper and then carved by hand into a wooden block, usually teak or shisham wood, using a hammer and chisel.

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  • You can do this with a manual chisel, but if you have a large area you may opt to use an air compressor tool with a pneumatic chisel.

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  • Add some crown layers to chisel these features.

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  • It can also be used for scaling fish, cleaning soles of shoes or even as a chisel.

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  • The Bethmann vault attracts attention by three bas-reliefs from the chisel of Thorwaldsen; and the Reichenbach mausoleum is a vast pile designed by Hessemer at the command of William II.

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  • Thus, for a diamond-petal diaper the chisel is carried across the face of the metal horizontally, tracing a number of parallel bands divided at fixed intervals by ribs which are obtained by merely straightening the chisel and striking it a heavy blow.

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  • In short, the little chisel becomes in his fingers a painters brush, and when it is remembered that, the basis upon which he works being simply a thread of silk, his hand must be trained to such delicacy of muscular effort as to be capable of arresting the edge of the knile at varying depths within the diameter of the tiny filament, the difficulty of the achievement will be understood.

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  • These are similar in principle to the Baird machine, the cutting agent being a flat link chain carrying a double set of chisel points, which are drawn across the coal face at the rate of about 5 ft.

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  • The splitter places a block on end between his knees, and with chisel and mallet splits it into as many plates as possible of the usual thickness for roofing purposes - namely, a quarter of an inch more or less according to the size and strength required.

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  • The socketed or mortising chisel (38) is unknown till the Italian bronze of the 8th century s.c., and the Naucratis iron of the 6th century.

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  • It was our goal that by using a hammer and screwdriver, we could chisel and opening in the floor above.

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  • It is not possible to enumerate here even the principal styles of ishime, but mention may be made of the zara-maki (broad-cast), in which the surface is finely but irregularly pitted after the manner of the face of a stone; the nashi-ji (pear-ground), in which we have a surface like the rind of a pear; the hari-ishime (needle ishime), where the indentations are so minute that they seem to have been made with the point of a needle; the gama-ishime, which is intended to imitate the skin of a toad; the tsuya-ishime, produced with a chisel sharpened so that its traces have a lustrous appearance; the ore-liuchi (broken-tool), a peculiar kind obtained with a jagged tool; and the gozam, which resembles the plaited surface of a fine straw mat.

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  • Many brilliant specimens of these mens work survive, their general features being that the motives are naturalistic, that the quality of the metal is exceptionally fine, that in addition to beautifully clear casting obtained by highly skilled use of the cera-perduta process, the chisel was employed to impart delicacy and finish to the design, and that modelling in high relief is most successfully introduced.

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  • The undisguised touchec of the chisel tell a story of technical force and directness which could not be suggested by perfectly smooth surfaces.

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  • This chisel is passed into an iron pencil having at the end guards, between which the point of the chisel projects, so that it is impossible for the user to cut beyond a certain depth.

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  • The only ancient implement discovered on the island is a kind of stone chisel, but it seems impossible that such large and numerous works could have been executed with such a tool.

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  • Making another hole directly over it with an ice chisel which I had, and cutting down the longest birch which I could find in the neighborhood with my knife, I made a slip-noose, which I attached to its end, and, letting it down carefully, passed it over the knob of the handle, and drew it by a line along the birch, and so pulled the axe out again.

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  • The Japanes kinzoku-shi (metal sculptor) uses thirty-six principal classes 0, chisel, each with its distinctive name, and as most of thes classes comprise from five to ten sub-varieties, his cuttinl and graving tools aggregate about two hundred and fifty.

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  • Evidently the idea of the great Yokoya experts, the originators of the style, was to break away from the somewhat formal monotony of ordinary engraving, where each line performs exactly the same function, and to convert the chisel into an artists i It is first boiled in a lye obtained by lixiviating wood ashes; it is next polished with charcoal powder; then immersed in plum vinegar and salt; then washed with weak lye and placed in a, tub of water to remove all traces of alkali, the final step being to digest in a boiling solution of copper sulphate, verdigris and water.

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  • The cutting artist lays the piece of unfinished velvet on his bench, and proceeds to carve into the pattern with his chisel, just as though he were shading the lines of the design with a steel pencil.

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