The Adze. The Illustrated London News (7 December 1850): 433. Source: An Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Click on image to enlarge it.

Planing and Adzing Machinery. Text from The Illustrated London News

A little bexond the saws is a solid two-armed stout iron stock (as seen in the separate View); to the end of each arm is attached an adze, 10 1/2 inches long, and 4 1/2 inches wide. These two adzes rotate together, and remove the uneven parts of the upper surface of the plank or batten; the plank is kept down to this part of the bench by two pressure rollers.

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