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Selection of hand tools made at Finch Foundry © National Trust staff

Selection of hand tools made at Finch Foundry

Tools

  • Grinding stone at Finch Foundry, Devon © National Trust staff

    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

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