I realise you are not particularly arguing with me but I wonder if you could explain this for me (from one of the links you provided to Origyptian)
It says to help you
This comes down to the image of an unkempt man who drills a vase with a drill bit made of two wooden parts topped by a hemispherical ballast stone on which is stuck a "crank"; the lower part ends with a fork between the jaws where a flint crescent is held by a wooden stick. Incidentally, the hieroglyph of the drill, Gardiner U24 or variant (composition-tb) had come to determine the most words related crafts - an example is in the text above Rekhmire.
The vase seems perfectly complete (already made and fit for purpose) to me. How are you and others sure he is not crushing barley or mixing a cake?
What is that squiggly thing on the top? Is that a handle? what purpose does it serve as there is no one holding it?
How do they determine what is inside the vase? Do you have an 18th Dynasty Xray picture or cross section depiction of it?
What stone was the vase made from?
Edit: What is the power source.... is he just twisting it with one hand...???? Do you think that would bore into granite?
Have you compared the fat faced pictures in Stocks books to those you post?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11-May-16 10:57 by Corpuscles.