I considered the forms' primary movement, utility, and relationship to the human hand when shaping each tool. The hand ax is used pounding, chopping, and digging; the uni-directional scraper is used for nudging, skinning, and cutting. Included are selected sketches, renderings of each form, a photograph of both carved and hand-molded models, and individual photographs of the finished tools.

Made of RenShape polyurethane foam, the ax and scraper are based on Neolithic hand tools.

Primitive Hand Tools

Product Design: Plastiform