Tom Brill general woodworker and woodsman
- 6 Apr 2021
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As an apprentice in the 60s, I spent hours chopping plugs for fixing skirtings and door casings.If you only had one the 5 1/2 is probably the most useful size for joinery in general.Just a small hatchet with a normal but narrowish head. Used a lot for joinery esp site work - scribing boards mainly and making other things fit - often easier to hack the edge off something rather than sawing it.
Absolutely! I'd forgotten about plugs into masonry. A fine art in fact - hammering in the plug and sawing it off to the line for the skirting or door lining. Shows how long it it since I last did it!As an apprentice in the 60s, I spent hours chopping plugs for fixing skirtings and door casings.
Just an ordinary hatchet really, nothing special but a narrowish blade. Hack a bevel on two opposite corners of a 3 or 4 x 1" offcut, chip out mortar with a plugging chisel, hammer in the plug, cut it off at exact desired line.You still got the axe was it a small sortve boys axe and so between the brickwork you’d put a bit of wood in to be able to nail or screw into then