posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 10:28 PM
The nice thing about where i am is that it's a geologist's wildest dream, i can find anything that's mineral, like a big natural junkyard of
mineral. I've got my pick of what i want to work igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. I'm thinking i can use some sort of sandstone for
structure and facing blocks made from my choice.
As for the copper chisels, that's just an experiment, i'm curious as to how far i'd get with 'em. I plan to get some good hardened steel chisels
and a good hammers when it comes time to put in the real labor, but i want to try and work stone with copper to replicate what they supposedly had.
I'm also wanting to try a copper hole saw using quratz sand as an abrasive and cutting agent.
As far as moving the stones, i'll figure that out when i find out where they're coming from. Most likely they'd come downhill all the way so i
could slide 'em or roll 'em down a trail built for it. I'll also figure out what the largest piece i could move repeatedly once my crew has
experience moving stone.
I've got a crew of thugs that are ready to get down building a small scale pyramid, i just need to figure out exactly where, and how. I want one
big enough to shelter a few people, like the size of a 4 to 6 man dome tent.
I tried using a small block of quartz and once my quartz wore into a good flat surface i could use a bit of sand and water and get some serious
abrasion. I was able to plane and polish about 1 sq ft of surface on some fairly hard rock in a reasonable amount of time to call progress, using
about 1.5 sq in of cutting surface on the quartz. I'm thinking if i got a 500lb slab of quartz with a few square feet of cutting surface and used
quartz sand as a cutting agent, i could have a team of 2 or 3 men working the surfacing machine by either reciprocal or rotary motion, or both, and
make a fairly easy task of getting the tolerances tight when it comes to final fitting, and also for polishing face pieces.
Thanks for the replies all!