His red, rough hands, which have done many a good day's work with the hammer and adze, are half covered by the delicate lace ruffles at his wrists.
He sailed from England, and arrived safely at Porto de la Plata, where he took an adze and assisted his men to build a large boat.
She also gave him a sharp adze
, and then led the way to the far end of the island where the largest trees grew--alder, poplar and pine, that reached the sky--very dry and well seasoned, so as to sail light for him in the water.
However, I made abundance of things, even without tools; and some with no more tools than an adze
and a hatchet, which perhaps were never made that way before, and that with infinite labour.
"I, Mongondro, in my youth, was a good workman with the adze
. Yet three months did it take me to make a canoe--a small canoe, a very small canoe.
Now the wheelwright was a choleric man, and one fine afternoon, returning from a short absence, found Tom occupied with one of his pet adzes, the edge of which was fast vanishing under our hero's care.
The wheelwright's adzes and swallows were to be for ever respected; and that hero and the master withdrew to the servants' hall to drink the Squire's health, well satisfied with their day's work.
He will also be demonstrating the use of the bow drill and an adze
. Val will be making cordage - another ancient craft and skill.
He grinned and gave me a stinging high five and gives me the highest compliment in Fante: "Eye adze
Cortical blanks were isolated from central rib sections, but proximal and distal rib sections were treated directly as blanks and preforms for the production of large durable tools, such as harpoon heads, adze
sockets, mattock blades, and picks.
This lack of utility, and resultant lack of context, lends dry prehistoric titles such as Adze
#2, 1988-89; Prismatic Flake, 1989; and Biface Perforator #3, 1988-89, a romantic peculiarity that extends to the works themselves.
The ceremonial adze
, staff god and figures from the Cook Islands are magnificent and the Maori stem post of a war canoe is a worthy item with which to end the catalogue.