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Accession # SRM1981-55.1

Adze

19th century


The adze was used for smoothing pieces of roughly cut wood. This was done by placing the adze on the surface of the wood, and striking the peen with a hammer, similarly to a large chisel. One could control the depth of the cut by adjusting the tilt of the handle.




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