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    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    This video series is based on traditional methods of work and to encourage a return to “hand made” in construction.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #630173

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Looks like workin on the chain gang!
    Way to much work for me.

    #630185

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Interesting, I have seen a lot of split stone and talked to some guys who have done it, but never seen it done.

    #630243

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    That actually looks like fun. I’m being serious.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #630264

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    That actually looks like fun. I’m being serious.

    It is fun….. for maybe 10 years, then your back is shot.

    #630298

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    That actually looks like fun. I’m being serious.

    It is fun….. for maybe 10 years, then your back is shot.

    The old fellow in the video, I think they said he is 70 looks to be in pretty good shape. His son is doing the right thing with back support and a full face mask.

    Tough work, for sure.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #630302

    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Looks like a tough job. I don’t envy those guys at all.

    #630313

    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Looks like workin on the chain gang!
    Way to much work for me.

    yea remind me the chain gang too. LOL

    #665411

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I kind of like this approach to masonry.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #666730

    In a few years he will have destroyed elbows like I do. No way I can swing any sort of implement which has any sort of impact. This is how I split stone (much more fun too) I am a small scale miner and do demo on the side. This is an awesome tool if you don’t want/need a big explosion and it does a FINE job of splitting rocks.

    #666742

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    @kanakaman, Kanaka Welcome Brah,,,The mods look down on dropping links to product on your first post.. Your link didn’t work for me,,,,
    Kanaka maoli you?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #666746

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    @kanakaman, Kanaka Welcome Brah,,,The mods look down on dropping links to product on your first post.. Your link didn’t work for me,,,,
    Kanaka maoli you?

    Dirty is right @kanakaman. With the spam this site receives, adding external links throws up a red flag, especially when its a new member. Considering it links to a document, I’ll be removing the link.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #666777

    Dirty…. et al… no worries, sorry about that. I will just wanted to give some ideas for people. I will hang and contribute when I can.

    #666812

    Let’s try it this way…. there are rock splitting alternatives to doing it by hand. The two ATF approved ones are Microblaster and Sierra Blaster. Go to their websites to see which ones may work for your specific application. I use one of those and I am very happy with it. I can break into many pieces a 6 foot diameter rock using about $1.50 worth of charges and in about 3 minutes of drilling. I suspect the feathers method takes a little bit longer and in my case would be impossible for me to do, as hammering with a single jack would be too painful as my elbows have been destroyed by overuse in the last 50 years of my life. Here’s a hint, if you are young, don’t overuse your elbows or you will be sorry. Been there, done that.

    #668392

    Dirtywhiteboy- negative on the Kanaka origins, just a favorite place I go. I just showed some guys I know who work for a big local excavation company what the rock splitters will do. They seem to think it will give the chemical splitters a run for their money. I surely think so. They were pretty impressed.

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