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Tools, Tenon Saw 20thC

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Description
A small fine-toothed steel saw with a strong back and wood handle, used esp for cutting tenons - fitted pieces of wood to insert into a cavity.
Size
L 26cm x W 7cm ; Handle L 6cm W 10cm
Object Registration
01384
Keywords
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Historical information
This small fine-toothed saw with a strong back, used especially for cutting tenons on hard and soft woods, usually a Tenon saw will have between 10 and 14 teeth per 2.5cm (inch), this allows more control over the depth and direction of the cut.
Among the early settlers in Moorabbin Shire were blacksmiths who made tools for the other settlers who were establishing the homes, market gardens, farms, orchards and various businesses. Early settlers were self reliant and repaired their own equipment for kitchen,dairy, farm, horses, carts using various tools .
When Made
20thC
Significance
This tenon saw is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire 20th C
Last updated
6 Aug 2020 at 1:56PM