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Memorial Wall Star Carving Tools

Artifact Details

A brown hammer and silver chisels alongside a clear white star template

From 1992 to 2003, Tim Johnston used these tools to create the stars on the CIA Memorial Wall.

Shown here are tools used by Tim Johnston to create the stars found on the CIA Memorial Wall.  First, the star is traced on the wall using a template. The hammer and chisels are then used to carve the marble out into the star shape. These tools were used from 1992 to 2003.

Artifact Specs

21 cm x 7 cm x 3 cm (hammer)

23.4 cm x 2 cm x 1.4 cm (chisel)

22.8 cm x 1.4 cm x 1.5 cm (chisel)

23.3 cm x 1.6 cm x 1.3 cm (chisel)

11 cm x 8.5 cm x .1 cm (stencil)

(L x W x H)


The Debrief: Behind the Mission - Memorial Wall

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