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in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Any work or ornamentation carried out with tools. The term is widely used, from the process of smoothing and finishing a stone block with a chisel (see Stone (i), §II) to removing the roughness and blemishes on metalwork after casting. When employed in the sense of decorating metalwork with punches and gravers, the process is also called chasing (see Metal, §V). Tooling also describes the process of using heated tools to

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Subjects: Art

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