Neolithic yam farming tool inspired by bones within the human foot.   Timeline: 5 Weeks
The adze and scythe have been used to cultivate yams since neolithic times.  This design combines the two with an ash wood handle and a real stone blade.  The ash wood started as a log from a tree I fell with a chain saw, and the stone came from the retaining wall in my garden.  With lots of cutting and sanding, both of these parts were crafted following the forms of the human foot.
Marker sketch of adze
Adze head cut from stone
Foam models to physical models
Rough cutting the ash log
Grinding the blade head to shape
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