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A sculptor's carving tool. Those employed for wooden sculpture are struck with a mallet and have wooden handles, those for stone sculpture are metal and struck with a hammer. There are three main types of chisel used by sculptors in stone: a point chisel for the rough shaping of a block, a claw chisel for intermediate work (these vary in shape from those with two long points to notched flat chisels), and flat chisels for the final cutting.

Subjects: Art.


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