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- n. a horizontal board that provides a supported surface for manual work
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On his "workboard," Mr. Kelly draws the outlines of potential sculptures next to photographs of the pieces of wood he's selected—carefully, very carefully—to be shaped.
It is not likely he ever used the hammer on hot steel, but he was when young, and working with father, accounted an excellent penknife grinder; Skinner being a scissors grinder, and Levesley a workboard hand for the same master.
Strasse; lighted by the single flicker of an oil lamp, with the workboard for a writing-desk, let me endeavour to collect some few scattered details about the German workmen in Hamburg.
Sometimes we worked till mid-day, but that was a rarity; for our ordinary day’s labour was thirteen hours, with scarcely a blink of rest at meal-times, and often we had not stirred from the house during the whole week, but had worn out the monotonous hours between bed and workboard.