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Tools of the Trade

Idelle

Do you have a wood succah? Many different tools are needed to build a wood succah, especially if you’re building it from scratch. Each tool has a special purpose and is designed and built to fulfill that purpose. Let’s take a closer look at the tools you might need to build a succah and learn how they make things easier for us.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Axe

An axe is one of the most basic tools around. Its design consists of a long handle of wood or fiberglass and a wide metal blade. It’s one of the oldest tools still in common use, and is even mentioned in the Torah. Did you know how multipurpose an axe can be? Historically, axes were used as a weapon in war and for protection against animals, as well as to chop down trees and split logs. Today, axes are still used to split logs, to break up ice, and all firefighters carry an axe for breaking doors and windows in emergencies.

There are all kinds of axes: carving axes, throwing axes, working axes, and splitting axes. There are international competitions in wood sculpture using axes.

 

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