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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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I need help breaking Ryuoh Stone

So I beat the stone with a hammer and chisel and no luck. Anyone have any ideas on breaking this rock without completely ruining it??
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 09:00 AM
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Throw it at a bigger rock? Or take it somewhere public and challenge burly men to smash it...
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It's like it needs a jack hammer
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Power tools aside... What sized hammer are you using? Borrow a bigger one?
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm using a regular house hammer?
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So you mean a sledge hammer? I'd like to split it into three rocks. Not one rock and dust lol
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use a 4 lbs hammer for greater power behind the swing. Use a sledge only if you can control the wield. Wouldnt want to see a collateral damage post afterwards

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Yea well at $8/lb I'd hate to also!
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Tried my drill but its basically doing more damage to my drill bits
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So slamming it down from a three story building 10 times seemed to do the trick. The hardest part was doing it at 1:00am in the morning without being seen.
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Well, shoot. Looks like you figured out a way to get a piece the size you needed! I hope you didn't startle awake the neighbors thinking the hillside was falling into the building! I was going to suggest a cold steel chisel and a hammer, too. That or a masonry bit and multiple holes + the cold steel chisel and hammer. Did it smash into a size you can use now?

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I got lucky and got this

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So slamming it down from a three story building 10 times seemed to do the trick. The hardest part was doing it at 1:00am in the morning without being seen.
You sound like my chipping away at shale and slate in the middle of the night...
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Nice tank! Where did you get the stone from? Coral Fish?
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Yup coral fish. But they didn't have much of a selection.
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