Material Processing Research Portal


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.

Shipworkers using a Ships Carpenters Adze
Shipworkers using a Ships Carpenters Adze

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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Material Processing 5
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Hand Tool
Axe 48
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admin 73 1 3 Material Processing
Hand Tool
Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools 163
admin 121 2 0 Material Processing
Hand Tool
Adze 191
01-18-2019 06:41
admin 23 7 1 Material Processing
Hand Tool
Hammer 54
01-18-2019 06:19
admin 27 1 1 Material Processing
Hand Tool
Lie Nielsen No. 6 19
01-17-2019 21:35
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admin 21 0 0 Material Processing
Hand Plane
Bench Plane
Fore Plane
Material Processing Research Portal 221
01-17-2019 21:18
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admin 30 0 0 Material Processing
Glossary of Woodworking Joints 75
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admin 47 1 0 Material Processing
Glossary of Woodworking Machinery 40
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Lie Nielsen No.1 11
11-15-2018 23:13
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Hand Plane
Bench Plane
Smoothing Plane

Files and images in this category

  ID T Name Actions
342 Hand Axe Replica
Replica stone tools of the Acheulean industry, used by Homo erectus and early modern humans, and of the Mousterian industry, used by Neanderthals. (Top, left to right) Mid-Acheulean bifacial hand ax and Acheulean banded-flint hand ax. (Centre) Acheulean hand tool. (Bottom, left to right) Mousterian bifacial hand ax, scraper, and bifacial point.
Reference: Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Acheulean-industry/media/3542/73012 Accessed - January 19, 2019
341 Flint Hand Axe
Flint Biface from Saint-Acheul France; in the Muséum de Toulouse
Reference: Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Acheulean-industry/media/3542/156268. Accessed - January 19, 2019
339 Gransfors Large Splitting Axe
The splitting axe used primarily for splitting firewood.
Reference: “Gränsfors Large Splitting Axe.” Gränsfors Bruk, 17 Jan. 2019, https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/product/gransfors-large-splitting-axe/.
Source: https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/product/gransfors-large-splitting-axe/
338 Gimlet Tool
A gimlet tool for boring small holes by hand.
Attribution: Wikipedia user Saintswithin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gimlet_-_tool.jpg
337 Marking Gauges
Stanley marking gauge in wood and Veritas marking gauge in metal.
Attribution: By Luigi Zanasi - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0 ca, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=295540
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marking_gauges.jpg
336 Marking Gauge (mortise)
Crown’s Pioneer Mortise Gauge is a 8" mortise gauge made from Stabilized Bamboo and brass with high carbon steel marking pins. The bamboo fence houses a brass wear plate as well as a textured brass thumb knob, for quick and precise layout of mortises. It can mark a line from 0-4" and mortise and tenon lines from 0"-2". One side of the Marking and Mortising Gauge features a single pin for general marking. The opposite side has double pins, adjustable to approximately 4", for mortise layout.
Source: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pioneer-range-mortise-marking-gauge
317 Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Gauge (1)
Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Gauge shown on side, see wing nut and clamping mechanism to secure stop in place.
Attribution: Image by John Morris
Source: https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/gallery/image/2244-stanley-no49/
318 Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Gauge
Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Gauge, drilling hole with a brace and auger, depth stop is secured to auger bit.
Attribution: Image by John Morris
Source: https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/gallery/image/2245-stanley-no49/
314 Gransfor Mortising Axe1
315 Gransfor Mortising Axe2


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