Monday, September 18, 2017

Today's DIY


Chris in NC said...

how much you want to bet he didn't take gender studies or black studies in college lol

Anonymous said...

Or even a Safe Spot?

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Is that like a wet spot?

Your Creepy Uncle said...

Wally also pivots those 'stones' on a concrete slab. I never did see one of those around the pyramids.....Wonder how that method works on sand?

Drew458 said...

Walking the stones is how the Easter Island statues were moved. With a few dozen guys and some ropes those monoliths can be moved about as fast as people jog.

I've used the walking method to move sturdy heavy furniture - like giant stereo speakers - up and down stairs for years. It works really well.

Uncle Creepy - put a thinner stone slab on the sand, put a round rock on top of it, rotate the pyramid block, put another slab on the sand a bit further on, another roundish rock, and repeat the process. You might have to wet the sand and compact it a bit, or pour hot honey water on it like those beach sculpture folks do and let it dry and harden a bit first. A nice piece of slate should work real well to spread the weight around on the compacted sand. Bet that with practice this guy will be able to take his stones up and down inclines, stairs etc. IOW, it's how to build a pyramid with just a couple simple counterweight cranes. Position the fulcrum stone properly and I bet you only need to actually lift 5% of the mass of the block, and lift it no more than half a foot or so. After a bit, you'd have a small collection of sand slabs and an assortment of different size pivot stones. Finish one pyramid, and take your stone toolkit away to build the next one. Wah. Lah.

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