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Paint Staff

A wooden straight edge used for testing the faces of MILLSTONES & used with TIVER to mark the high spots when preparing the stone for DRESSING. Also known as WOOD PROOF or WHEAT STAFF. See also PROOF STAFF & RUDDING BAR. Often made of mahogany.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Mahogany Staff English
Mill Staff English
Red Staff English
Rudding Bar English NE Yorkshire
Stone Staff English
Wheat Staff English
Wood Proof English