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Material Processing Research Portal

Horizontal Log Band Mill (Carpentry And Joinery, 1925)
Horizontal Log Band Mill (Carpentry And Joinery, 1925)
Material processing, the series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products. Industrial materials are defined as those used in the manufacture of “hard” goods, such as more or less durable machines and equipment produced for industry and consumers, as contrasted with disposable “soft” goods, such as chemicals, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and apparel.


Materials processing by hand is as old as civilization; mechanization began with the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, and in the early 19th century the basic machines for forming, shaping, and cutting were developed, principally in England. Since then, materials-processing methods, techniques, and machinery have grown in variety and number.


Welcome to the Material Processing category, Please use this category for your research projects pertaining to the processes included in the manipulation and changing of the main medium of wood. The projects that may be included in this category are related to the machinery, tools and products that are used to form and shape and finish the wood. For example you may want to create a page for a specific type of tool or machine, powered by conventional means or by human power. You may also want to create a page related to a process in finishing the wood. The world of tools, machinery and finishing are vast and expansive. Name all files and images appropriately before uploading to our server. Images and files that contain arbitrary titles or naming conventions will be removed from this wiki.


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  ID T Name Actions
54 Carpenter's Axe
38 19th Century Knowledge Woodworking Adze And Axe
39 Hand Adze, Hollowing
“This tools works well, I used it a lot this summer making hewn bowls. Jogge Sundqvist taught me to swing or pivot it from the wrist, while ‘throwing” it too. I followed this tool with a curved drawknife, called an inshave. I have one I bought many years ago, it’s OK but not a great tool. It’s just that by the time good inshaves were available, I was getting out of Windsor chairmaking.” (Peter Follansbee)

Attribution: Peter Follansbee, Jointers notes.
Source: https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/extra-curricular-woodworking-welsh-style-chair/
40 Adzes
This file was made by B. M. Askholm, www.baskholm.dk/baskholm Please credit this: B. Askholm foto.

By No machine-readable author provided. B. Askholm assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
41 Austria Sculptors Hand Adze
The Austria Sculptors Hand Adze

Citation: Austria Sculptures Hand Adze, 3” Wide Edge. https://www.toolexchange.com.au/our-tools/adzes/austria-sculptures-hand-adze-3-quot-wide-edge. Accessed 8 Oct. 2017.
42 BarrHewingAdze L
43 Broad Axe Vs The Adze
44 Carpenters Adze
45 Cooperadze
Cooper’s adze, mounted as exhibit. This adze was in use by Jules Van den Bossche, the last cooper of Willebroek, Belgium

By LHOON (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
46 Gransfors Gutter Adze
The Gränsfors Small Gutter Adze is a kind of adze with a different cutting edge that is rounded up at the ends. Its area of use is hollowing out timber, for example to make a trough, old-style gutters and notchwork in log-building, for which the rounded edge is ideal. The Small Gutter Adze is usually kept for when the user is working close to the log, making a small axe with a shorter handle preferable.
“Gränsfors Small Gutter Adze.” Gränsfors Bruk. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2017.
47 KM Jungsteinzeit Dechsel
Eggenburg ( Lower Austria ). Krahuletz-Museum: Neolithic adze.

By Wolfgang Sauber (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
48 Pronunciation En Adze
49 Rye Shipyard The Construction Of Motor Fishing Vessels, Rye, Sussex, England, UK, 1944 D22783
Shipwright Herbert Page from Hastings uses an adze to trim and shape a large timber destined for use in the construction of a Motor Fishing Vessel at Rye shipyard, Sussex. The timber has been cut from specially selected trees, which have been allowed to weather in the shipyard before sawing and shaping.

Attribution: RYE SHIPYARD. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205201404. Accessed 28 Oct. 2017.
50 Sculptor Adze
51 The Adze And The Ungrooved Axe Of The New England Indians
“The Adze and the Ungrooved Axe of the New England Indians” is an article from American Anthropologist, Volume 9. https://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Ajstor_ameranth%20AND%20volume%3A9

Attribution: Willoughby, Charles C. The Adze and the Ungrooved Axe of the New England Indians. American Anthropologist, 1907. Internet Archive, http://archive.org/details/jstor-659589.
52 Timber Framing Adze
53 WLA Brooklynmuseum Boat Building Scene 2.jpg
Description:Boat-Building Scene, ca. 664-634 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (19.4 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.14.

Source:See page for author [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
28 Canadian Forest Industries 1907
Canadian Forest Industries image from the book at https://archive.org/stream/canadianforest1907donm/#page/n360/mode/1up

Attribution: By Internet Archive Book Images [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Canadian forest industries 1907 (1907) (20515680292).jpg. (2017, April 4). Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved 04:30, September 28, 2017 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php title=File:Canadian_forest_industries_1907_(1907)_(20515680292).jpg&oldid=239750105.
29 Hangline Wood Finish
30 Hauling Logs 1924
Teams hauling logs to the Hughes sawmill in 1924. Photo taken by E. S. Shipp. Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest. Date: 1924.

Attribution: By E. S. Shipp; Coconino National Forest (Hauling Logs - 1924 Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHauling_Logs_-_1924_(5375551155).jpg


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