> That so-called "copper" tube (more like a pipe)
> that he used as a drill bit was not a
> folded/soldered hammered sheet but rather totally
> appears to be a modern heavy duty pipe in terms of
> wall thickness, roundness, and texture. We have no
> accurate clue what the true composition is because
> he doesn't offer any details of his methodology
> that would begin to instruct us about what he
> really did.
From what I can tell he started with the basic assumption that primitive AE used primitive tools like those shown on tomb walls, which are assumed to be stone working tools, and tried to show those tools would do the job. I looked into 2 of the tomb drawings in Stocks book, wanted to see the hieroglyphs that accompanied them. So I went to his source for these :
I can't find that there is any text for either of these, yet Egyptology has labeled the register that includes the one on the left "the craftsmen of Amun". Why they think these craftsmen are working stone is a mystery to me. Apparently it harkens back to Gardiner's sign no.U24
Stocks cropped the images and I was a little surprised to find the entire image raises questions
Now didn't you get the impression from Stocks book that the man was working the vase that he had the tool inside of?
The other image is cropped from this, which I gather is a row of artisans making beads and jewelry, or so they say.
Yet without accompanying text they have filled in all the missing info with tremendous detail including what type of stone is being worked in the drawings.
These 2 drawings are from 18th dyn tombs. Isn't it amazing how 1200 yrs after the gizamids were built, their tools had not advanced. Moving right along......