Carpentry Tools :
Title:
Frank DeKelver's broad hatchet
Catalog Number:
1991.98.5
Description:
Broad hatchet with one flat surface enabling blade to swing flush along a surface for shaping, dimensioning, and smoothing wood. It is possible this tool was used in the building of the F. J. DeKelver's Exchange Hotel in the village of Pike.
Date:
circa 1890
Size:
W-7 L-16 inches
Inscription:
J. P. H. Co.
People:
DeKelver, Frank
Kid Tales:
The broad hatchet did not have the power of the broadax, but the flat side was useful for shaping or flattening a surface. It flat side could be used to make a point on a stake and the flat end to drive the stake into the ground.
Subjects:
Hatchets
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Frank DeKelver's Broad HatchetFrank DeKelver's Broad Hatchet