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Racho Wrote:
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> What caused them to cease working on it? I've cut
> wood with all manner of saws...I agree that a
> reciprocating saw is easily led astray but the
> precision of the other cuts leads me to believe
> that it wasn't that kind of saw used on the rest
> of the box so why would they change - for such an
> important and seemingly last remaining cut to be
> made - to a different saw. Pure speculation is
> what we have but falls back to basic
> argument/theory that some sort of power saw was
> used...to me at least. Quick cuts as Dunn
> postulates and describes...but someone made a
> mistake so junked this one or maybe intended to
> use later? Situation where junk thrown in a pile
> with hope to salvage/correct one day but never get
> around to it?
>
> Having worked with chisels and stone...just know
> that this wasn't the method employed. Just wasn't.

If that (apparently) failed attempt to slice a slab off the granite box was really made with a mechanical circular saw blade, then the cut doesn't seem wide enough to fit a mounting bracket for a small circular blade. Instead, it looks like the blade had a large enough diameter to position the center axle over the top of the stone box, above the cut, with a sideways translation of the cutting edge. That would require something like an 8' diameter blade. I'd sure love to see that beast in action!

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Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 3362 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 924 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 830 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 818 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 385 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 434 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 697 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 692 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 461 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 654 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 638 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 702 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 789 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 884 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 578 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 657 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 602 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 513 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 412 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 390 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 461 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 395 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 482 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 444 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 490 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 467 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 360 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 296 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 371 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 336 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 347 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 351 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 363 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 328 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 620 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 131 Racho 20-Dec-19 20:04
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 139 Martin Stower 20-Dec-19 23:47
? 119 Racho 21-Dec-19 01:25
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 130 Open mind 21-Dec-19 02:03
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 133 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 04:19
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 139 Open mind 21-Dec-19 05:07
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 173 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 16:25
Re: Would you agree... 668 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 466 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 518 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 423 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 474 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 477 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 517 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 497 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 466 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 427 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 444 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 482 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 428 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 455 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 562 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 479 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 468 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 545 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 453 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 513 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 496 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 471 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 536 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 433 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 473 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 457 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 489 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 588 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 451 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 528 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 558 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 472 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 482 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 502 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 461 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 434 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 491 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 463 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 450 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 437 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 491 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 466 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 471 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 451 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 609 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 603 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 524 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 499 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 519 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 525 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 569 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 480 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 475 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 460 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 479 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 459 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 562 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 555 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 464 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 483 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 475 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 520 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 485 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 483 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 479 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 442 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 557 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 355 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 506 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 345 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 459 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 460 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 429 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 437 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 502 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 499 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 346 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 425 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 538 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 372 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 507 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 431 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 421 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 498 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 423 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 437 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 479 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 378 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 463 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 385 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 462 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 374 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 458 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 487 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 371 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 452 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 351 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 403 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 403 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 669 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 434 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 450 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 545 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 576 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 454 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 473 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 696 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 630 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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