Wooden handle with a metal chisel inserted in one end.
This chisel is used in wood turning, It is used when turning spindles, handles etc. on a lathe. The rounded tip would be sharpened to provide a fine cutting edge allowing the turner add details, beads and coves in turned work (like the handle on this chisel)."
Used by cabinet maker, Edward Keen (1841-1917) and his son George (1879-1947). Edward and his wife Jane (1847-1930) resided on Charleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia. His workshop was located on the property.
Donor, Chester Keen, was the grandson of Edward and the son of George Keen.