(View exact match)abraderSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: abrading stone
DEFINITION: A stone tool with abrasive qualities, such as pumice or sandstone, used in grinding, smoothing, sharpening, or shaping tools or other objects.shaft abraderCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A tool used to remove knots or joints from arrow shafts
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DEFINITION: A method of stoneworking employed in the smoothing of an edge or surface by rubbing it with a hammerstone or other abrader prior to use. Performed on projectiles or blades so that hafting materials (lashings) would not be cut by sharp edges of the base. Also commonly referred to as Basal Grinding when the base and sides of the stem have been ground.