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Nosce te ipsum
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the chisel

Flint ancestors of the present-day chisel existed as far back as 8000 bc ...
THE KNIFE IS the most important tool ever invented. Five of the 20 most important tools are derived from the knife (the chisel, the lathe, the saw, the scythe and the sword).

 
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I don't know man I
just got here myself
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Originally posted by side_shot:
the chisel

Flint ancestors of the present-day chisel existed as far back as 8000 bc ...
THE KNIFE IS the most important tool ever invented. Five of the 20 most important tools are derived from the knife (the chisel, the lathe, the saw, the scythe and the sword).



Wow I like that one!


mrw

Hand Made Custom Knives
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The combination square, invented and patented by Laroy S. Starrett in 1878, is still around in its original design, albeit in different sizes and made of several different materials.



all your sig are belong to us
 
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1957 Les Paul Goldtop

 
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Nosce te ipsum
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Wow I like that one!

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Originally posted by side_shot:
the chisel

Flint ancestors of the present-day chisel existed as far back as 8000 bc ...
THE KNIFE IS the most important tool ever invented. Five of the 20 most important tools are derived from the knife (the chisel, the lathe, the saw, the scythe and the sword).



Nice, but my vote goes to the spear. Long and pointy at one end.

Use it to throw, and when it gets too short, to stab.

When it gets VERY short, you gots a knife.
 
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The wheel

I'll be damned. Somebody did re-invent it. Razz



Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7odK55gkI
 
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Live Slow,
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The Boeing B-52 Bomber, built in 1950s and will remain in service till at least 2050.
https://www.popularmechanics.c...fly-until-the-2050s/




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always with a hat or sunscreen
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Gideon Sundback's zipper. Big Grin



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toilet paper. . . .


Never thought of that. I wonder what they used before toilet paper.


Don't shake hands with anyone visiting from the 1700's or before....


We'd likely be surprised what percent worldwide used toilet paper regularly in 1900.
 
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The wheel

I'll be damned. Somebody did re-invent it. Razz



Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7odK55gkI
I seem to recall that back in the 1960s or so a Southern Governor backed a bill to make Pi = 3.0000 and it passed into law. Immediately, all the wheels in the state changed into hexagons . . . (Not).

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"Vintage" Coleman cooler.





God bless America.
 
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Set the controls for the heart of the Sun.
 
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Originally posted by side_shot:
the chisel

Flint ancestors of the present-day chisel existed as far back as 8000 bc ...
THE KNIFE IS the most important tool ever invented. Five of the 20 most important tools are derived from the knife (the chisel, the lathe, the saw, the scythe and the sword).



I agree. I have a replica of a 2500 year old Roman knife. The design fits right in compared to my latest and greatest ZT or Spyderco. Nothing else I can think of has changed so little when it comes to design and materials.

As for living things, dragonflies. Virtually unchanged for tens of millions of years.


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The lowly fingernail clipper goes back around 150 years.



I do like sweet potatoes with my possum.
 
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Conveniently located directly
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sorry I forgot how to make these smaller....but if you need one it's a BIG problem anyway, eh?


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Originally posted by Patrick-SP2022:
toilet paper. . . .


Never thought of that. I wonder what they used before toilet paper.


Don't shake hands with anyone visiting from the 1700's or before....


LOL Darth thats funny.
 
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