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    Hello,
    I tried to post a comment on the "I Support Israel! " thread, but was unable to (perhaps I'm too new to have access to this?), but I just wanted to say that as a person of mixed heritage (Jewish and Native American), I appreciate Christians like you. I respect and admire your obvious faith, and commitment to your beliefs. Thank you for standing up for us!.... and, FYI I don't know anyone in Israel who would not appreciate your support! I believe you are doing the right thing, and thank you for it... P.S. Cool Pic
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  3. Next, there is the 500 degree wax draining process.
    the 3 week mold curing time.
    the slow heating of the mold.
    the use of dead sea salt for a bronze flux
    the use of ash wood for the handle which
    should be modled after the cave wall painting in egypt.
    you will need to make bibilcal glue.
    and use lambskin leather for the wrap.

    wow...You know what?
    I maybe it would be just easier to fly me out to Italy to do a presentation...
    which i can do if you have access to a bronze forge...

    OR

    You can print out my research posted here on the forum and use it in your report
  4. First a bit of a warning...
    The Duckbill axe, with it's interlocking holes, was by far the most difficult form ever made in the entire bronze age.
    It took me over 6 months to figuire it out.
    and that was after building a forge and all the tools to make a working Bronze casting shop. (9 more months)

    The duckbill was done with a lost wax mold.
    So you do not need to do the "sculpey step" unless you are trying to copy an original artifact.
    Instead You can get a brick of wax and hand carve an original.

    Do not use a wood core! Wood makes the bronze erupt like a volcano!
    Make sure to melt a long DRY rod of sand stone inside the wax brick, that you carve your form around...
    This rod will become the main hole for you axe handle and it will not explode!

    moore----
  5. Hello,

    I'm Giacomo, an Italian student of Archaeology at University of Pisa.
    I found your work on the duckbill axe very interesting.
    Since I'm writing the thesis for my BA, that is about the Duckbill Axe in the Middle Bronze Age in the Levant (Syria and Palestine), I guess it would be great if I could make an axe by myself. It could bring my research to an higher level.
    Do you think I can do it? Was it hard to find the wax, the bronze, the wood? What about the Super Sculpey Firm? In which kind of store did you find it? What tools do I need to make this weapon?

    Sorry for the amount of questions, but I've just read your work and as soon as I finished I thought: "wow, it's so cool. I wanna try to make my own axe!"

    Greetings,

    Giacomo Pullano

    (sorry, I had to write here because I can't send you a Private Message yet)
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