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Length, 5Vs inches. Below: Earlier form, hammer hardened. Length, 5 inches. 21 AMERICAN WOODWORKING TOOLS • prevail ed on a member of th e tribe to m ake a stone axe and recorded the entire proc ess of manufacture. The tool-maker first carefully selected a suitable elongated ovoid stone; for several days he shaped it by removing fine particles with a hand-held hammerstone until he had roughl y obta ined th e shape required for th e blade. Then, in a combined grinding and polishing proc ess, using a sandstone block, white clay, and water, he rubbed the blade until its smoothness and sharpness met his satisfaction.

Acacia was th e only local wood su itable for furniture and cabinetm aking. Ebon y wa s imported , so hi ghly valued that it was received by th e pharaohs as tribute; it wa s used in royal furniture and cabinetwork. The finest examples of woodwork, ofte n inlaid \~'ith ivor y or decorated with gold, were traditionally pla ced in th e tombs of rul er s and high state offi cials. T echniques of join er y wer e well developed , and a number of methods wer e usee!. Althou gh boards wer e somet imes join ed by th e simple expedient of drillin g holes along th e edges and lashin g with leather or fiber th ongs, more refined techniques wer e also master ed.

Ri ght: Strap adz, a h and sty le used fr om antiqu ity to th e twentieth cent ury. Length of blade, 7 inches. F IG U RE 27. Cooper's adz. The short haft is convenient in barrel-making. Length of head, 8 ~ inches. F IG U RE 28. Shipwright's adz . The octagonal poll, almost 1 inch across the flats, is unu sually lar ge in thi s example. Marked "S. L. " Length of head , 1O ~ inches; of h andl e, 29 inches. AMERICAN WOODWORKING TOOLS • bott om ; thi s bevel permitted th e head s to be forced into pla ce more eas ily.

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