adze

Long-handled axe with the blade at right angles to the shaft, used in furniture-making, for heavy trimming and shaping. The slightly hollowed-out seats of WINDSOR CHAIRS, for example, were shaped with an adze with a curved cutting edge.

Adze

A tool, typically made from stone, that was presumed to be used like a modern woodworker's chisel to work wood.

Adze

An adze (z; alternative spelling: adz) is an ancient type of edge tool dating back to the stone age. Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the head mounted perpendicular to the handle. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze, a short handled tool swung with one hand, and a foot adze, a lo...
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Adze

• (n.) A carpenter`s or cooper`s tool, formed with a thin arching blade set at right angles to the handle. It is used for chipping or slicing away the surface of wood.
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Adze

a tool for shaping wood, which is basically an axe with a curved blade, pointing inwards at right angles to the handle. In skilled hands the adze can achieve a very smooth surface. It was used not just for shaping long timbers such as roof beams, but for furniture building ranging from tab...
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adze

adz, adze (ADZ) A cutting tool for shaping heavy timbers, similar to an ax but with a blade set across the end of the handle and curving inward: 'He used an adze to take the bark off the tree he just cut down.' Confusing Words: Units, Groups A to Z.
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adze

adze, tool similar in purpose and use to an axe but with the cutting edge at right angles to the handle rather than aligned with it. The details of construction of a particular adze will depend on its intended application. Some types have a single cutting edge with the rear side of the head formed i...
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Adze

An adze is a carpenter's instrument consisting of an arched cutting blade mounted on a handle in a transverse arrangement, rather in the parallel arrangement of an axe. The adze is used for cutting away horizontal surfaces of wood.
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adze

carpenter's or cooper's tool, like an ax with the blade set at right angles to the handle and curving inwards towards it; used for cutting or slicing away the surface of wood.
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adze

Designation for the Rebmesser; look there.
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adze

Gransfors straight blade, long handled adze An adze is an axe-like tool with a blade, which may be curved inward or straight (a straight-edged adze is called a carpenter's adze), set at right angles to the handle. It is used in hand woodworking, for roughing out a form or for dressing wood...
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