- What is an adze?
- A brief history of adzes
- How do adzes work?
- Why use an adze?
- What are the parts of an adze?
- What are adzes made of?
- What are adze heads coated with?
- How are adzes manufactured?
- What are the different types of adze?
- How to choose an adze: Sizes and weights
- How to choose an adze: Other considerations
- How to identify a top quality adze
- How to hold and use an adze correctly
- How to use an adze for planing and debarking wood
- How to hew timber with an adze
- How to hollow out timber or carve with an adze
- How to fell a tree with an adze
- How to use an adze to kerf wood
- How to use a demolition adze
- How to use an ice adze
- Adze maintenance and care
- How to sharpen an adze
|What is an adze?|
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|An adze (also known as an adz) is a sharpened piece of metal attached to a handle that is mainly used for shaping, smoothing or carving wood. Buy Carpenters Adze & Handle|
|It is a versatile tool that has many uses, including hollowing out chair seats, bowls, troughs and canoes...|
|...flattening the surface of logs to make them into wooden beams...|
|...sculpting, carving and bending wood...|
|...and gaining favour with the Polynesian god of trees.|
|Adze heads also appear as attachments on other tools. On ice axes, they are used for creating steps in snow-covered slopes and digging trenches and seats in snow.|
|Adze heads on mattocks are used for digging or hoeing.|
|Adze heads also appear on Halligan bars, which are tools frequently used by firemen in the United States when they need to prise open locked doors.|