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Turned..... what like on a 30,000 rpm high speed, sonic, sun crystal lasered, harder than diamond, advanced turbo lathe like the fringyist of the fringe are always going on about to one degree or another even when they misidentify something that’s one step up from soapstone as harder than iron? Is it really going to be believed that ready to use stone axes in Neolithic times just popped out of the ground due to frost heaving or whatever in the next round of fringehistory books........ left over remnants of the LoSt OnEs Dinotimes franchise of pre-pre-Flood reenactment parks.

Since Neolithic peoples were able to carve granite into stone axes using simple percussion and lapidary grinding techniques..... I have no idea why anyone would imagine a granodiorite statue cannot be carved thousands years later in AE with skilled artisans and teams of carvers.

Who knows what the steps were ….. combine these techniques or any other of a similar nature until you get what you see.

- cut by lapidary saw
- core by lapidary drill
- drill by lapidary beading drill
- carve by flint or dolerite pecking hammer
- carve by dolerite maul
- grind with sandstone rubber.
-polish with polishing stone

Archae Solenhofen

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Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 2685 Racho 02-Apr-17 18:38
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 693 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 616 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 615 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 224 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 256 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 525 Origyptian 07-Apr-17 13:28
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 480 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 22:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 306 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 490 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 437 Warwick 07-Apr-17 17:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 491 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 01:30
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 621 Warwick 07-Apr-17 18:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 697 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-17 10:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 380 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 488 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 442 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 332 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 230 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 237 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 277 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 244 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 306 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 263 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 314 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 289 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 22:54
...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 205 Racho 15-Oct-17 05:46
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 156 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 213 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 189 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 202 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:35
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 190 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 03:27
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 200 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 07:58
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 180 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 09:19
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 410 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
Re: Would you agree... 469 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 312 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 366 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 274 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 324 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 325 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 344 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 336 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 270 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 264 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 286 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 321 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 274 Warwick 11-Apr-17 17:29
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 277 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:13
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 382 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 324 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:56
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 297 Warwick 09-Apr-17 17:21
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 342 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:00
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 298 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 291 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:22
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 334 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 293 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:02
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 356 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:41
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 287 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 18:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 305 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 302 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:17
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 293 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:48
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 423 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 20:33
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 277 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 388 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 392 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 23:24
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 319 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 04:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 319 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 08:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 285 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:16
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 283 Thanos5150 10-Apr-17 15:25
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 272 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 337 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 288 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 292 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:54
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 288 Warwick 10-Apr-17 16:01
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 344 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 305 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 301 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 285 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 439 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 434 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 368 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 323 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 352 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 328 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 385 Thunderbird 15-Apr-17 01:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 318 Archae Solenhofen 09-Apr-17 16:47
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 304 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:52
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 304 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 316 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 296 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:09
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 353 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 377 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:59
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 303 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 291 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 282 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:46
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 350 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 18:45
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 313 Eddie Larry 10-Apr-17 18:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 309 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 18:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 328 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 275 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 396 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 189 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 343 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 207 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 300 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 296 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 279 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 284 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 336 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 341 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 175 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 179 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 273 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 374 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 212 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 336 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 286 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 272 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 345 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 251 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 261 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 297 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 229 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 219 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 296 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 218 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 283 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 309 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 205 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 279 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 201 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 244 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 241 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 489 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 285 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 294 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 367 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 395 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 309 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 307 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 407 Racho 20-Apr-17 06:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 459 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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