The Dominys owned and stocked tools made primarily in England and purchased in New York City through East Hampton merchants who sailed weekly to Manhattan. As need rose, they repaired their tools with new wooden handles; created "make-do" tools such as chisels and scrapers from repurposed scrap metal; and crafted wooden bodies for plane irons. Local blacksmiths also forged tools and tool components. To help minimize confusion over ownership, the Dominy craftsmen inscribed their individual names or initials and dates on many tools.

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