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Seems the bottom line about cutting/drilling stone was as I originally said. You aren't going to cut or drill stone with brass, much less copper tools. Having used brass tools, I know a lot about their limitations having used the brass myself.
I did not say however, that they could not be used to move sand to do the job, didn't even suspect it.
Glad I came here to see what others actually doing it had to reveal about their hands on experience.

Sure had to dig deep to see that hands on/first hand evidence, stale cheese tho some of the armchair opinionated believe it to be.

Still stumped how the cut in that stone sarcophagus could have gone so awry?

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"It has been already, in the ages before us. Ecc 1: 9-10

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Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 2542 Racho 02-Apr-17 18:38
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 615 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 519 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 526 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 169 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 187 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 448 Origyptian 07-Apr-17 13:28
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 383 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 22:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 249 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 421 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 331 Warwick 07-Apr-17 17:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 393 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 01:30
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 544 Warwick 07-Apr-17 18:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 624 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-17 10:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 318 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 413 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 367 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 265 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 175 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 185 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 212 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 183 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 235 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 182 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 233 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 187 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 22:54
...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 158 Racho 15-Oct-17 05:46
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 108 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 152 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 134 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 151 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:35
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 135 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 03:27
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 138 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 07:58
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 120 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 09:19
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 312 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
Re: Would you agree... 386 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 258 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 306 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 219 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 264 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 250 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 267 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 266 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 200 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 210 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 227 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 261 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 218 Warwick 11-Apr-17 17:29
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 239 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:13
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 313 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 257 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:56
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 231 Warwick 09-Apr-17 17:21
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 270 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:00
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 238 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 242 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:22
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 274 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 237 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:02
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 271 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:41
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 224 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 18:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 253 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 235 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:17
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 224 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:48
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 351 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 20:33
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 209 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 329 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 313 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 23:24
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 254 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 04:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 266 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 08:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 228 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:16
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 221 Thanos5150 10-Apr-17 15:25
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 214 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 273 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 230 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 228 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:54
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 231 Warwick 10-Apr-17 16:01
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 278 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 244 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 235 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 229 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 362 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 354 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 294 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 261 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 286 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 231 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 287 Thunderbird 15-Apr-17 01:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 257 Archae Solenhofen 09-Apr-17 16:47
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 241 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:52
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 242 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 263 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 243 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:09
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 285 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 269 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:59
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 253 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 226 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 221 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:46
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 282 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 18:45
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 251 Eddie Larry 10-Apr-17 18:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 243 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 18:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 264 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 208 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 141 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 275 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 160 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 244 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 237 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 225 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 222 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 261 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 272 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 138 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 125 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 215 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 305 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 157 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 263 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 227 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 216 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 270 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 179 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 207 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 233 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 168 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 237 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 157 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 233 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 158 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 224 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 239 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 151 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 218 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 147 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 182 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 187 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 413 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 225 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 227 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 329 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 251 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 237 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 299 Racho 20-Apr-17 06:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 369 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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