In the second section we have a man fig.7 taking a box of finished knives away from the grinding wheel, and then an old man fig.8 is seen polishing or, as it is termed, ‘buffing’ knives. The next figure 9 is a boy who is ‘glazening’ knives and holding up a knife to see if the stone marks have been removed. Then we have ‘hewing’ the grindstone in fig. 10. This hewing restores the surface of the stone by hitting the grinding face with a ‘hack-hammer’ when it has been ‘worn out of true’ or damaged. This method would continue until the wheel became too small and it would be passed on to grinders using smaller wheels such as those for razors.
Now we come to fig. 11. This is the grinder Creswick’s former employment. ‘Fig. 12 is seated ‘setting’ table knives or taking out the crooks’, (making sure the blade is straight so that the blade will grind evenly on the stone). In the next panel, fig.13 seems to be remonstrating with the setter possibly about payment of his ‘natty’ or union contribution. The next representation is of a boy fig. 14 who is bringing in a box of work to the ‘setter’. Next come figs.15 and 16 who are bringing a new wheel for the grinder.