Timber scribe

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a metal tool or pointed instrument for marking timber.
- Johnson.

See also: Timber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Birky's you-aint-seen-this-yet approach will continue this weekend as he unveils his collection of "race knives" and "timber scribes," both of which are specialized carving tools used by tradesmen of a by-gone era.
Timber scribes often have at least two cutting edges, one used to carve circles and the other to carve free-hand, plus a sharp point that anchored the tool while a circle was being carved.
Timber scribes, used to mark the end of logs and lumber for identification.
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