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Granny's Tooth Hand Router or Old Woman's Tooth Router

Date: 1890-1950
Dimensions:
Overall (Wood Block): 273 x 112 x 13 mm
Overall (Router): 80 mm, 870 g
Medium: metal, wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Router
Object No: 00053701

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    Description
    A Granny's Tooth Hand Router, also known as an Old Woman's Tooth Router, or a Depthing Router. The tool is used for routing out housing waste, cleaning the bottom of wide grooves below the surface of the wood, and for depthing a flat recess in a carved design. This router has been attached to a specifically cut rectangular wooden to assist with the cutting motion.

    The metal router has the letters A and B on either side of the tooth, which can be ajusted up or down, and is coated in a black enamel.

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