Dan Morrison | June 30, 2018


Video Treats // Concrete & Masonry

How to Cut a Huge Hunk of Granite

 

26,000 lbs of granite cut with a 2 lb. hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 10 minute video

 

Granite has been used as a foundation material in Maine for as long as they have been making foundations in Maine. Partly because it looks great, but mostly because there is so much of it, it is so hard and durable, and (probably not) because it is fun to cut.

Denis Carter, of Deer Isle Hostel shows us how they've been cutting granite on Deer Isle since the 19th century. He uses wedges with wings to slowly crack the stone.

The rule is usually to break it into two parts of equal mass, as he does here. As you whack the pegs, you can hear different pitches, pings, groans and pops from within.

If the video isn't cool enough, the voiceover track is an excellent example of an authentic Maine accent.

Have a good weekend.

 

 

 

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Marble starts from the subduction and reducing of oceanic basalt, gabbro and peridotite that gets rich with Si/AlO2 as it increases toward the outer lining to be exploded in an oceanic or navigator isle arc OR it crystallizes fractionally gradually as a batholith or uses beneath hills according to the Best Coursework Writing Services . Marble is , aplitite and andesite all have at least and usually more than 50% Si/AlO2 nutrients, while basalt, gabbro and peridotite are all primarily FeMGO2/)3 minerals

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