Archaeology Trowels

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Project by Sycamoray posted 04-15-2021 04:22 PM 408 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Custom trowel handles made from snakewood. Archaeologists like shiny objects, and these are very different from the OEM maple used by that company in Iowa that makes the metal parts.

Carved by hand using axe, knife, rasps, files. Can’t use the lathe because I have to make a stand for that tool.

Finished with multiple thin coats of oil-varnish mix.

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#1 posted 04-15-2021 04:37 PM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 04-15-2021 06:18 PM

Outstanding pretty handles.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 04-15-2021 06:21 PM

snakewood for trowel handles,wow, high dollar tools !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 04-15-2021 06:51 PM

Beautiful work!

Ironic to think what one would say when digging those up 1000 years from now 8^)

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#5 posted 04-16-2021 01:56 PM


splintergroup: knowing archaeologists, they’d probably say that these are ceremonial trowels for a religious group. :)

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