Some chisels for cutting wood have two bezels, one on each side of the blade, as in the gardener's grafting chisel. Such a double-faced chisel is used for splitting open the limb of a tree.

Box Chisel

Some chisels for cutting wood have two bezels, one on each side of the blade, as in the gardener's grafting…

Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground. There are several techniques by which gold may be extracted from the earth.

Original Gold Mining Device

Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground.…

"The spade is commonly used for digging and trenching, but much of this work is now better done by means of Parkes's diggging-fork, which is both handier and lighter, and breaks up the ground better than the spade." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Digging-Fork

"The spade is commonly used for digging and trenching, but much of this work is now better done by means…

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Framing Socket Chisel

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

"A wayward youth in mischief takes delight, / A trick to put one in a sorry plight, / He deeply digs a pit; covers it all o'er, / And thinks he'll have him in his power; / But now, while he on this way is strolling, / Into his own trap, see now he's falling."—Barber, 1857

He Dug a Pit and Fell into it Himself

"A wayward youth in mischief takes delight, / A trick to put one in a sorry plight, / He deeply digs…

An illustration of a man digging.

Man Digging

An illustration of a man digging.

Two men walking through the forest carrying shovels.

Men in Forest

Two men walking through the forest carrying shovels.

A trommel is a screened cylinder used to separate materials by size, separating the biodegradable fraction of mixed municipal waste or separating different sizes of crushed stone.

Mining Machine

A trommel is a screened cylinder used to separate materials by size, separating the biodegradable fraction…

With a chisel and mallet a sculptor could strike thirty blows a minute; with the new pneumatic chisel he could strike a thousand a minute. The sculptor's hand and mind were then enabled to focus solely on guiding the chisel rather than striking it.

Pneumatic Chisel

With a chisel and mallet a sculptor could strike thirty blows a minute; with the new pneumatic chisel…

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

Reynard the Fox: Finding the Treasure

The father of Reynard the Fox finds buried treasure of the former king, Ermerick.

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Tang Chisel

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Where a chisel has a hollow or round blade, it is called a gouge. A gouge gives a hollow cut, and the chips are curved or crescent shaped. Work done with this tool is called 'gouging'.

Tang Gouge

Where a chisel has a hollow or round blade, it is called a gouge. A gouge gives a hollow cut, and the…