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PtoUKE ia.—Wire-cutting tools.

U. Plane (see fig. 23).—There are several kinds of planes used for various kinds of work, but the working principle of all is the same. It is a smoothing tool with a fine cutting blade. It should be used with both hands guiding the stroke. Takp long easy strokes with the grain of the wood, short strokes against the grain. Be especially careful that the blade is not nicked by nails nr other obstructions in the wood.

v. Chisels (see fig. 24).— fl) Wood chisels are struck with a wooden mallet, never with a metal hammer.

(2) Cold chisels for cutting metal are struck with metal Sledges and hammers.

w. Measuring tapes (see fig. 25).—The standard engineer measuring tape is a metallic, linen-fiber tape, rolled In a leather case. Keep it in its case when not in use. Since the i

FrajRE 19.—Pocketknlie.

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metallic tape stretches slightly, the 6-ft. steel rule should be used for exact measurements.

<7; Monkey wrench.

<7; Monkey wrench.

PictrsE 2D.—Wrenches.

PictrsE 2D.—Wrenches.

PicimE 21.—Brace and wood bit, with detacher steel-cutting bit.

riausB 22.—Ship-ring auger. 16

riausB 22.—Ship-ring auger. 16

Fkitjue 23. Jack plciim.

FtCXTRE 24.-Chisels, ; iv

O Wood chisel. ® Cold chisel.

FtCXTRE 24.-Chisels, ; iv

O Wood chisel. ® Cold chisel.

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