posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 03:02 PM
Yes it could certainly be used to lift and place basic shapes....but you certinaly are not building any pyramids like this....
Here is a list of wood strengths:Wood Strengths
You're looking for the Maximum crushing strength.
Maximum crushing strength is the maximum stress sustained by a board when pressure is applied parallel to the grain.
3cm or 1-1/4 thick granite weighs about 18+- pounds per square ft.
2cm or 3/4 thick granite weighs about 12+- pounds per square ft.
The issue will be with the torsion effect but in ancient times they wouldn't be using mass produced 2x4s they would be using full strength wood, more
like railroad ties which would be even stronger.
As long as the object had enough surface area and was not extremely dense this method would certinaly work, and be practical.
As for coral castle, that is supposedly constructed in a very different manner. See Cymatics
organic crystal structures as well as The Tablet of Shamash
as a starting grounds
for that head trip.
edit on 5-3-2013 by vind21 because: Grammer sp*
edit on 5-3-2013 by vind21 because: (no reason given)