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This collection of woodcraft tools is dedicated to the unnamed African Americans who built these houses.

Who built the houses?
"Mad Ax"
Full-dovetailed cornering
Adz with proper handle
Tight fitting timbers
Pit saw
Saw
Full-dovetailed corners
Wedge
Froe
Glut
Shingle making
Hewing
Drawknife
Scoring a log
Strap and pintle hinges
Broadax
Pintle
Hewing
Hinge on Ms. Catherine’s door
Adz

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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.