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Using an adze ~ by WoodlandsTV

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http://www.woodlands.co.uk/ Kim Williams is using an adze. She is dubbing or adzing some timber planks using an adze, for a reconstruction Anglo Saxon building. Kim is part of the East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership ESAMP . Using the adze Kim shaves slivers of wood from the planks. This ensures there are no traces of 21st century tools on what will eventually be part of a recreated Anglo Saxon building. This demonstration took place at the Weald WoodFair 2010, which is an annual event set at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. WoodlandsTV have made three visits there, and Woodlands.co.uk always have an exhibition stand.

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 2 December, 2010

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8 comments so far

Brad Sullivan
November 2, 2011

is this as sexy to anyone else?

Brad Sullivan
May 3, 2012

haha ; )

July 10, 2012

The adze, in the hands of a skilled craftsman, can be quite a precision tool. They used to be used to dress large butcher-block cutting boards. If one has the skills then a very nice, flat surface can be achieved using an adze. Nice video.

August 10, 2012


Philip Dickinson
February 7, 2013

Sorry, but this lady is NOT really good at using an adze. Resting her left forearm on her left upper thigh will reduce the number of steps visible in the cut. The cut should be with the grain both along and across the width of the plank. Typically this means cutting at 45 degrees to the length, not 90 degrees. This will reduce the amount of tear out.

David Williams
October 2, 2013

Used by fence erectors on arris rails…

Donald Sayers
January 5, 2018

They need you on Game of Thrones to get rid of all the bandsawing marks on the wooden buildings. Once you see it you will always be on the lookout for it.

Jacob T
February 6, 2020

I concur. Not to be mean, but there’s a reason there’s more talking than doing in this video

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