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We've all been keeping our noses too close to the grindstone.
On mere inspection, their rudeness, their unsuitability for being hafted, and the absence of shaping and edging by the grindstone, mark their inferiority to the Neolithic implements.
The smith agreed to do it provided the man turn the grindstone himself.
I say this because he often arrived at the shed and asked for steam on the lineshaft to use the wet grindstone.
They put their noses to the grindstone and started designing their 7,000-square-foot home from top to bottom, inside and out, and they got what they wished for.