splitting fieldsotne

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by lj, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. lj

    lj Well-Known Member

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    I put a small fireplace in my cabin. I put the cement board around it. Now I would like to take some smaller ( 8 to 12 inch diameter ) stones from my rock pile and split them to put around the fireplace. Is there a good way to split them.? Is there a good reference book for doing the masonry work? Thanks LJ
     
  2. Laura

    Laura Well-Known Member

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    Good goggles, a chisel and a hammer. Tap along a seam and most will split rather nice.
     

  3. gobug

    gobug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    pick your seam
    tap a shallow line with a hammer and stone chisel
    keep tapping along the line
     
  4. JJ Grandits

    JJ Grandits Well-Known Member

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    A gas powered cut off saw with a masonary blade saves a lot of time. Does cost more for rental, but is at least 10 times faster.