SH5179 : Dressing a Slate

taken 18 years ago, near to Pentraeth, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Dressing a Slate
Dressing a Slate
Having first split the block into slates and then measured off the required size SH5179 : Marking off a slate the quarryman proceeds, finally, to square the sides with a 'cyllell naddu' (literally 'a carving knife'). This is an iron handled steel bladed knife. The cutting is done on a fixed edge - an iron blade fixed into a block of wood. The quarryman's term for this piece of equipment is 'trafal'.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 August, 1999   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 January, 2007
Category
Eisteddfod demonstration   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 515 796 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.5496N 4:13.7648W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 515 796
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