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Wood Cutting Techniques

Riving  17th Century

A tearing effect, splitting wood without a saw.

Pit Sawing  17th Century

Not evenly spaced or parallel, at an angle to the grain.

Mill Sawing  1633 - 19th Century

Evenly spaced & parallel, marks run at right angles to the grain.

Circular Sawing  1815 - Present, not common until after 1850

Semicircle markings.