posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 01:46 PM
well I know I got the subject turned over to mirrors and such, but this thread has made me watch a ton of stone mason videos on youtube, and im
starting to think for the most part these stones were made with simple feather/wedge technique, most of the time if the mason does it right the stones
are split very clean like it was cut, but sometimes it doesnt which is where the random puzzle looking pieces were fit in.
Some designs im not sure this would fit for, like those coffins. Im not sure how you would remove a block from a block that way, IF they are actually
one piece (and not exaggerated like fringe shows like to do). You may be able to just do it painfully slow and chisel the whole thing out and polish
it down after. Im guessing it was a very painful process because not many of them exist.
As for puma punku, it would almost be the same way, either painful chiseling with polishing (polishing part would impress me more then cutting it), or
they were able to start feather/wedge from the top and then come in from the sides it may split off the main square to remove and then they could
repeat that for the middle layered part of it. This seems somewhat plausible to me because from pictures of the stones, some of them are done really
straight, and some of them have wavy edges, which is what happens with the feather/wedge technique.
So maybe it was just a few thousand stone masons putting in a few years of really hard work to build this stuff, after doing it that long youd get
pretty good at it, and the masons always held their trade secrets dearly and maybe this is why.
One of these days when I get bored enough I want to go buy a block of granite and some simple tools to play around with it and see what I could come
edit on 23-2-2012 by A-Dub because: (no reason given)