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The rough sawed lumber used in furniture construction was smoothed with either a hand held plane, or a planing machine.

The methods of working wood also changed during this time.Sloan holds many patents for cutting threads, shaping points, and forming the heads of screws.Before 1846, all screws were handmade and the slot in the top of the screw was hand cut with a hacksaw. Because the new machine made screw was inexpensive, it was readily accepted by cabinetmakers.Items made after 1846 are made using this new screw.For the first ten years of production, machine made screws were made with no slot in their head.

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