Grinding and carpenter's shops
As the edge tool business grew, Finch Bros expanded into providing carts, gates and even coffins. You'll see a large variety of edge tools made at Finch Foundry, along with a display of tools used by the Finch wheelwrights and carpenters. Feel free to handle the tools and see if you can work out their use.
Nose to the grindstone
This is probably your only chance to see a working water-powered grinding shop in this country.
Sayings originating from grinding shops
- Keeping your nose to the grindstone
- Knock on and knock off
- Playing fast and loose
- Fine fettle