"The tool known as the adze (pronounced a(dz) serves for smoothing rough-cut wood in hand woodworking. Generally, the user stands astride a board or log and swings the adze downwards towards their feet, clipping, chipping, and or cutting off a piece of wood, and walking backwards as they go, leaving a relatively smooth surface behind. However, in general usage, the adze can be used for other cutting operations, such as tree cutting."
"The head of the adze is oriented to the shaft like a hoe, or plane, and not like an axe, whose cutting blade would be perpendicular to the blade of an adze." 09-07
Basic Toolkit (FactsFacts.com)
Suggests a basic toolkit, with produts listed in order of importance. 6-04
Building a Ladder (BackwoodsHome.com)
Provides instructions on building a ladder that can go as high as 12 feet. "Ladders, used outdoors, are always on uneven terrain, it seems, and there is considerable danger of falling, dropping and damaging materials, or enduring unreasonable difficulties. So we set out to correct the situation and in the process construct an all-purpose ladder that would meet all of our needs."
Combination Square (FactsFacts.com)
Provides a picture of a combination square, one of the ingredients of a basic tool kit.
Household Tools (iVillage.com)
Provides a list of ten basic tools for the household. 1-02
Pry Bar (FactsFacts.com)
Provides a picture of a pry bar, one of the ingredients of a basic tool kit.
Small Engine Maintenance (BackwoodsHome.com)
Provides instructions on maintaining small gas-powered engines, such as for a lawnmower.
Square Drive Screws (Time.com)
"The square drive screw was developed in Canada in 1908 to meet the needs of industry. They have been used extensively in US commercial furniture manufacturing and the mobile home industry since the 1950’s. McFeely’s™ began making them available to small cabinet shops and recreational woodworkers in the early 1980’s. Since then, woodworkers worldwide know the benefits of Square Drive Screws, and they are now fast becoming the preferred drive type." 03-11
Wood Working Tools (PBS - Woodwright's Shop)
Provides an illustrated glossary of basic tools for working in wood, such as building furniture. Includes such as adze, auger, planes, chisels, braces, and more. 12-00
- Tech Shop (Wikipedia.org)
"TechShop is a chain of member-based workshops that lets people of all skill levels come in and use industrial tools and equipment to build their own projects. They have three locations in California, one in North Carolina, one in Michigan, and one in Texas." 11-12
- Screws - Square Head (McFeelys.com)
Supplies square head screws, which are said to be easier to use that phillips or slot screw heads. 6-04
- Tool Kit (New York Times)
"Recently, I decided to give my toolbox a makeover, and assembled what I’ll call my tool committee. The members: Joe Ball, a vice president for construction operations for Pulte Group, a prolific home builder; Ken Stone, director of the Hobby Shop, a playground of sorts for some of the top engineering minds in the world, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Donna Shirey, president of Shirey Contracting and chairwoman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Division."
"They didn’t agree on everything, but there was near consensus on the major stuff."