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Before the days of sawmills, the posts and beams of a house were manually cut out of logs. In building a frame house the old builders had a tool resembling an ax and called an adz. This is a wood-cutting tool with a curved blade and a straight cutting edge, with a bezel like a chisel.
Keywordsax, axe, adz, hatchet, wood cutting cutter cut working carving tool
Charles Barnard Tools and Machines (New York, NY: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1903)
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