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    Stone splitting plug and feather - GIF


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    This is a photo from an abandoned quarry in North Eastern Massachusetts. The quarry was abandoned over 100 years ago. The story we heard was they just closed one day, sent all of the workers home due to lack of demand for their product. There are huge chunks just laying around.

    In the photo you can see all of the holes, drilled by hand, for the feathers and wedges. The split block in the background shows the hole very clearly.

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    OOPS, forgot to attach the photo.

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    If you ever need to get some of these, I highly recommend Trow & Holden in VT. When it comes to stone working tools they are simply the best.

    https://trowandholden.com/wedge-shim-sets.html



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