Busting a big rock

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Old 05-06-20, 12:52 PM
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Congratulations.
Notice how there are different colored joints e.g. recent photo to around 2-o-clock?
Keep working those joints, e.g. hit at the joint to one side, then the other- basically "knapping".

The skill level for ancient civilizations is really amazing...
 
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Old 05-08-20, 08:35 AM
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It's still happening...

 
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That's breaking nicely - lots of flat faces, which is good for a dry laid stone wall, or you could use that for a fire pit...
 
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Old 05-08-20, 08:15 PM
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Done. Into chunks I can load into wheelbarrow and roll off to wherever/whenever. Like to my neighbors yard. At night.


This thing was a lot bigger than I thought at first, about two-thirds or more was down a good foot down into that pit.
 
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Old 05-10-20, 02:16 PM
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If it's free someone will pick it up.
Wow, sure enough I posted these on the local free stuff facebook group. Somebody came and took the whole batch and I didn't have to pack em anywhere! Except the neighbor took about 4 of the bigger chunks to finish surrounding his backyard firepit.

Now I'm starting to miss my old boulder friend.

NOT!
 
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AND- then there are the people who break rocks for a living...

Wow. Just,.WOW! Make sure to turn on the sound...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsin.../rock_cutting/
 
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Old 07-01-20, 08:11 AM
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Stonebreaker rocks. Make sure to turn up the sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXaWwRjg4ks
 
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I too find hard rock/metal cranked really loud to be helpful when doing hot, hard and dirty work.
 
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Then you go back to the start...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZG...Bj0SDGHpb95aJ9
 
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"How Many More Times" (will I need to swing this big ass hammer to crack this dang boulder)
 
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