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Ships Carpenters Adze
Ship carpenters use adzes on structural timbers for Constitution‘s extensive 1927-1931 restoration. [Courtesy U.S. Navy]

Reference: “Axes and Adzes.” USS Constitution Museum, 28 July 2015, https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/2015/07/28/axes-and-adzes/.
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Studley Tool Chest (1)
Reference: Press, Lost Art. “Pre-Publication Orders for ‘Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley.’” Lost Art Press, 31 Mar. 2015, https://blog.lostartpress.com/2015/03/31/pre-publication-orders-for-virtuoso-the-tool-cabinet-and-workbench-of-henry-o-studley/.
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Japanese Pull Saw By Nakashima
Japanese pull saw used by George Nakashima

Reference: Inc, Time. LIFE. Time Inc, 1970.
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=3FUEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA74#v=onepage&q&f=true
69.19 KB 06-25-2018
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/
146.43 KB 06-26-2018
Pronunciation En Adze
Reference: Team, Forvo. “Pronunciations for Adze (from Adze to Adze).” Forvo.Com, https://forvo.com/search/adze/. Accessed 1 July 2018.
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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.
259.04 KB 06-26-2018
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
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Broad Axe Vs The Adze
Illustration by Eric Sloane. Drawing of the proper use of an adze which was to plane down, or make smooth, a timber that was previously hewn with an axe.
Reference: “The Broad Axe vs. the Adze.” Handmade Houses... with Noah Bradley, 27 June 2017, https://handmadehouses.com/the-broad-axe-vs-the-adze/.
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Carpenters CNY USSC Restoration 1927
Adzes are used to chip away at the surface of the timber, either to reduce its size or to shape it to a particular dimension. Depending on the size of the adze and curvature of the blade, a skilled adzeman could plane the surface of the timber quite smoothly with little trace of the adze blade.

Reference: “Axes and Adzes.” USS Constitution Museum, 28 July 2015, https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/2015/07/28/axes-and-adzes/.


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Timber Framing Adze
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