How Stones Are Cut and Shaped

By Casey Chan on at

Need to split a giant rock in half? It’s surprisingly easy. Or at least, it is if you have the proper tools, like a petrol-powered cut-off saw with a diamond blade or a rotary-hammer drill with a masonry bit.

Once you get your hands on the tools, all you need to do is drill some holes into the stone, stick some wedges in, and then hammer at the wedges to crack it open. If you do it right, it splits right in half. Fascinating to see it in action now.