As it turns out: NO! Aliens did not come down 10,000 years ago with brass tools or whatever the other guys said. As it shows they were just a highly intelligent and used materials in a way that we were previously unfamiliar with. I'm not the crazy one you all are!
Modern ceramics such as the ones used in my tooling have a couple of properties that come in handy when working with stone.
1. Thermal shock resistance: Quickly rising temperature such as those caused by plasticized stone have low impact on ceramicware.
2. Ceramics hold up to strong compressive forces and has a relatively high tensile strength.
3. low Thermal transfer: Ceramics are generally known as an insulator meaning it does not take heat on so well itself... although this property also makes it hard for ceramics to lose heat... Ceramic tooling just like chemical reactors are subject to thermal runaway if improperly designed.
4.Most are low toxicity as far as the dust is concerned.
Anytime you work a new material or use a new sized or shaped tool it changes your speeds, feeds, pressures, cooling requirements etc. while machining, drilling, or sawing
If the bit starts to glow white when cutting a stone make sure to use a submerged water process as this means your bit is vaporizing. Also check for compaction on any grooves. sedementary rocks form concretions and some will only work continuously with water. Never use water when trying to melt or soften stone
-Small bits are tuff.
-Reducing machine chatter is key. (clamps, uneven tooth number, reducing feedback can be tough)
-The bit like to move fast side to side but not as much in the plunge 1/4 inch bit at 120+IPM at pass depths of .03 was working out ok. Work in progress though
- Be prepared for a "lightsaber" bit. If you are cutting a stone and hit a harder stone than your speeds and feeds are set for get ready for a pretty little lightsaber to go flying across your enclosure... (do not operate with out a full enclosure. Very Dangerous!!
Try to think of a bow drill when drilling. Best results are from stop go drilling. Now a candle stick + ceramic core bit in a hand drill
No claims or patents on this one. on this one go nuts making ceramic carving tools. I like yttria ceramic knives for carving softer stones. lots of fun.
Much more difficult than the rest. Melting more than a thimble requires a few things .
- Insulated tooling and rock
-Drive systems and candlestick chucks made of ceramics or bronze (low conduction materials)
-High torque, High Speeds. The bit can easily break if the tool cant keep up and stalls in a puddle of lava.
-Cooling the drive system it gains heat no matter what you want to do to insulate it.
-Pretty much you need a specialty water wheel! Might make sense of why so many megalithic melted structures are right next to moving water.
Rocks are amorphous shaped and while you can put a ceramic bit in most drills the bit will chatter, shake and crack if you don't have some serious clamping mechanisms for weird shapes. So far I have found clay and alligator teeth clamps to be most successful when attempting a small rock.
Larger rocks are surprisingly easier to machine due to their ability to take on much more heat before cracking or softening. They also do not require complicated clamping procedures and tend to be cut with a larger bit.
Even on a drill press with no insulation to the rock at all i was capable of making the entire inside of the rock glow red. You can actually form kimberlite "lollipops" and weld zirconia with the molten kimberlite... Something previously thought to be impossible. Makes sense though considering kimberlite holds on to diamonds soo well.
IF anything listed your company wishes to sell, manufacture, or use commercially in a product or service we will allow for a 10000$ payment per invention (what the discovery cost me). I may be very flexible in price when used for a sole proprietorship or altruistic applications:
-Friction Tube Furnace for smelting, gas centrifuge, chemical reaction, deposition, thermolysis.
+Friction furnace consists of any tube or rod made of ceramics put in motion in order to produce a friction based heat source for either or both the contents inside or outside the ceramic apparatus.
+Our current design obtains temperatures of a 1000 degrees in seconds. and can reach the clear glass point and white light point of all ceramics including zirconia (1800C+)
+notable exceptions to our patent:
1. non monolithic ceramic components smaller than a 2mm in diameter at any axis.
2.Any tool using a hand held bow or hand operatized/powered tool used as the driving force for a friction furnace is exempt from this intellectual property claim due to its inability to achieve a high rate of kJ/hr.
+ if you see a see a business using an unlicensed friction furnace please report to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. With that in mind we are desperately looking to sell this invention to the right business. I can only do so much with it for myself, but this is a smelter you could operate under water or in a space ship.
The fire drill itself is historically endowed to Prometheus... see history of the pramantha (including Mesopotamian and American based gods ie, Prometheus, quetzoquetle etc.) if you know of any other historical/mythological gods teaching the fire drill please let me know it usually leads me to find more tools. Thofts forked shaft for instance is more obviously a stone boring tool, and with that as well if you use the historical hand operated model manofohm/Lee Dowsett does not care.
-Nuclear waste management system (stone glass waste storage)
-Ceramic Coring bits
Available for sale in the lapidary section of this store
-ceramic solid tube and rod CNC machine tooling (endmills, round mills, engravers, router bits, etc)
-Ceramic Circular Saw
+consisting of ceramic beads or segmented/notched ceramic discs.
-Ceramic Reciprocating Saw
-Friction Steam Boiler and whole house/building heated systems.
+friction furnace plus water = a real lot of instant steam.
-Using ceramics to melt Stone and produce gemstones or amalgamated products.
-Bowl making tube tool
-Skin polishing tools. Turns the surface of skin glassy and warped.
-Wood melting applications. (Possibly Neanderthal tar glue a 200,000 year old technology)
+ Example1: used as wood burning pen like tool.
+ Example2: Friction Furnaced soft wood for bulk wood tar/plastic
+ Note: molten wood tar can be made from any part of the tree, and has a thin spreadable liquid like property while still hot and hardens to a not so sticky plastic, smells nice but probably toxic from phenolic compounds) I find the pramantha a far more likely tool for fire starting than MnO2 for the Neanderthals as well. Manganese dioxide is not simply extracted from quartz or other minerals in a vast quantity such as clay is from a lake. low fired ceramics are fully suited for this application well within even early Neanderthals reach.
-auger/helix tubes or cones made of ceramics for use in stone working.
Example: Ancient Egyptian tools at Daedamus ruins https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-piles-of-ancient-pottery-shards-on-the-desert-floor-at-daydamus-roman-24641094.html . Labeled drinking vessels.
-Crescent moon shaped tooling
Example: Crescent moon shaped ceramic tool on the end of a bronze spindle. As ash or abbraded material is removed it falls onto the crescent moon shaped plate and can be lifted out of the drill hole (?? see ancient Egypt lathe hieroglyph for a potential representation of this tool)
Side note: In the jeweler hieroglyph there is several workers that appear to potentially be using friction in order to heat a material or vessel.
Additional side note: In the pottery sherds near the the tombs of umm el-Qaab there are a great deal of cupped tools and other noteworthy shapes.
-Drilling holes with ceramic for stone tile roofing
-Asphalt + aggregate road restoration disc. (resurfaces roads and redistributes aggregate.)
-Using broken ceramic shards for reaming the inside of a stone by stirring.
-Machined Mica plates. Cleanly machines mica without cracking or fracturing.
-Well drilling applications
-Candle stick tool holder
+consists of a drive shaft and a smooth male or female socket to hold a ceramic tube or rod.
- Dream Catcher rope clamp. Knotted rope rock clamp looks like a dream catcher.
-Planetary Gear driven multi ceramic tool for cutting large diameter holes.
-Gear rod or slotted rod like ceramic stone cutting/reamer. cuts hemispherical channel. Potentially an excellent saw and planer!!!
-Lathe knife array. Arrays of knives on a pad for removing material on a lathe.
-bead spline (bead saws, hole cutters, and reamers) made from ceramic tubing and soft tubing.
-Thermolysis based anorthosite coatings formed from a ceramic friction furnace.
-Mineral concentration techniques from a friction furnace.
+example1: Placing diorite gravel or sand in a friction furnace until fully reduced to anorthosite to concentrate platinum group metals along with nickel and iron.
+example2: Melting low grade quartz/kimberlite in a friction to concentrate gold/diamonds.
-Frosted ceramics for cutting stone.
+example1: Using caustic fusion processes to etch roughness into a ceramic material.
+example2:Using a hard abbrasive such as zirconia or micro diamonds to tumble or blast a frosted coating onto a ceramics surface.
-Contact email@example.com for questions, pictures, video, design work, etc.
Lee Dowsett is the Sole inventor of these products and functions and is the only one allowed to sell you rights or patent these items!! By law.
This company is a for profit business. I am looking to develop this project further and bring my findings right back to you! Water Wheels, Wind turbines, and quarries are not cheap.
Manofohm is an industrial chemical supply house . We supply small bottles to barrels, and even bulk!!!
To a lesser extent we offer used and new laboratory equipment as well as some synthetic/analytical/solutions services.
Outside of chemical work Manofohm also partakes in Electronics, Robotics, Automation, Prototyping, Botony, CNC, Print shop, Artistry, Wood work, Music, Film Production, and more.
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