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The History of the Grinding Wheel Our Pastimes
Grinding wheels used for the industrial shaping and polishing of metal are synthetic versions of ancient grindstones quarried from natural materials like sandstone. Composed of natural or artificial abrasive particles set in a matrix of bonding material grinding wheels in progressively finer grades remove waste material from rough castings and
Ancient Egyptian Stoneworking Tools and Methods: Stone vase
Stone rubbers and scrapers can also be useful grinding tools for shaping both hardrocks and softrocks. Turning has also been suggest as a method used to shape stone vessels by the ancient Egyptians Petrie 1883 c1970 . Petrie 1883 ebook section 132 gives two examples as evidence of latheturned objects:
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STONE IN ANCIENT EGYPT University of Toledo
These were primarily of dolerite but siliceous sandstone anorthosite gneiss and finegrained granite were also occasionally used. These same rocks were also employed as grinding stones for smoothing rough carved stone surfaces. The actual polishing of these surfaces was probably done with ordinary quartzrich sand of which Egypt abounds.
Egyptian Stone VasesThe Smoking Gun In The Advanced
Egyptians used hard stone such as granite as well as softer alabaster onyx and limestone and needed flint or jewel blades that could cut anything. Sand slurry helped abrade a smooth surface. A picture on the tomb of Petosiris dated to the fourth century BC shows two Egyptian craftsmen working a vertical lathe one turning while the other
Secret Solar Tech Ancient Stone Cutting Methods by Incans
Peru like Egypt gets very strong sunlight all year long. Gold is most reflective when it is an alloy with silver. Watkin 39s research on ancient Incan and Egyptian stonecrafting technology mysteries has enabled him to design a solarpowered device for cutting and polishing stone which is now patented under his name.