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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 3400 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 934 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 841 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 827 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 395 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 450 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 707 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 703 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 471 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 665 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 651 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 713 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 801 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 895 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 590 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 670 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 615 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 525 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 422 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 402 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 471 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 409 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 495 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 455 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 501 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 481 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 370 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 306 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 381 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 345 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 356 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 362 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 374 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 338 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 629 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 143 Racho 20-Dec-19 20:04
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 149 Martin Stower 20-Dec-19 23:47
? 130 Racho 21-Dec-19 01:25
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 144 Open mind 21-Dec-19 02:03
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 144 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 04:19
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 149 Open mind 21-Dec-19 05:07
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 183 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 16:25
Re: Would you agree... 681 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 475 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 529 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 436 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 485 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 488 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 528 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 508 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 477 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 436 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 455 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 490 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 439 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 467 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 571 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 490 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 477 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 557 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 461 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 527 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 509 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 482 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 546 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 443 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 482 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 466 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 499 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 598 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 463 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 541 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 569 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 483 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 490 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 514 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 472 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 444 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 502 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 474 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 477 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 448 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 504 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 479 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 481 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 462 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 620 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 612 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 531 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 506 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 526 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 537 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 582 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 493 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 486 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 474 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 487 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 469 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 570 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 565 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 473 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 492 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 485 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 532 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 494 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 501 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 489 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 454 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 569 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 367 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 515 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 356 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 467 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 471 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 440 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 450 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 513 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 508 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 315 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 358 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 435 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 550 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 385 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 518 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 440 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 433 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 513 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 434 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 447 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 494 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 389 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 475 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 395 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 472 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 386 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 470 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 497 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 380 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 463 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 360 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 413 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 412 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 677 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 441 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 463 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 559 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 586 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 466 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 486 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 726 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 640 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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