> Jon Ellison wrote:
> >OKay Archae.
> >The material is irrelevant.
> It's wasn't to the ancient Egyptians...... it
> can't be finely carved and polished unless the
> rock is a hardrock (i.e. high fracture strength).
We are not talking about polishing, we are talking about the process of enlarging a borehole.
Stocks claims that the borehole can be enlarged through a narrow neck using a stick an stone.
> >To prove your point.
> I asked you to prove yours first....... why is
> this andesite porphyry example of yours beyond
> Stock's proposed method? Remember you believe the
> "material is irrelevant".........
Production procedure. Stocks claims that the stone is inserted through the narrow neck and then laid flat.
If the stone can be laid flat then the borehole is already at the minimum diameter that can accommodate the alleged cutting/enlarging stone laid flat. Unless of course the stone can somehow magically expand while being rotated. (which is why today we have centrifugal, expanding honing tools).
> >No need to even consider "Meta-Andesite, feldspar
> Do you even know what they are..... since I would
> love to hear your explanation as to how they got
> cut on the surface?
Yes I do. Again we are referring to Stocks claimed bore expansion method irrespective of materials.
> >If you are demonstrably successful, we can then
> apply your
> >technique to harder materials.
> Oh so now the material is relevant.... why is
> andesite porphyry so hard (i.e. abrasion hardness)
> it cannot be shaped by grinding with quartz?
I said "Irrelevant".
You appear to be arguing with yourself again, hallucinating?? Who mentioned relative hardness?
You are deflecting again. The issue in this case is one of technique, not materials.
How is the cutting stone able to expand after insertion through the narrow neck and thus enlarge the inside of the vessel.???
> >No I do not have a photo of the consistent wall
> Where are you getting that previous claim from
> then...... the one claiming a "constant wall
> thickness of only a few mm" for narrow necked
Page 150 of Stocks Book.
Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology.
Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt.
> Archae Solenhofen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 07-May-16 01:42 by Jon Ellison.