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Cleaving break or brake?

Postby SeanHellman » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:39 pm

Its all in the subject line which spelling is it? I have seen both used in books on greenwood crafts.

I would be interested in knowing a bit more about the word, through some discussions with people I am coming down on the side of brake
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Re: Cleaving break or brake?

Postby monkeeboy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:04 am

It's brake, as in to stop.
Because it stops or holds the splitting.
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Re: Cleaving break or brake?

Postby SeanHellman » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:26 pm

Thanks Monkeeboy, from other sources and people that seems to be the accepted spelling. Got to check these things out. Seen a lot of breaks in various books.
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Re: Cleaving break or brake?

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:37 pm

it seems most things used for holding wood are called "dogs" or have an equine suggestion, "horse", "mule" etc, why not this device? :twisted:
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