Watch: 86-Year-Old Splits Huge Granite Block with Hand Tools


Watch: 86-Year-Old Splits Huge Granite Block with Hand Tools

This is impressive. An old man with hammers and some spikes splits a tremendous big block of granite, all by his lonesome. And maybe the best part is that he’s wearing a coat, sweater vest, and a fashionable hat while he does the job.

Some holes drilled by hand power and a row of spikes, then he pounds the spikes with a huge sledge hammer just right, creating an impressively straight crack in the granite. Awesome!

Amazing. I’m still trying to figure out how I can use this as a survival skill, but if I try hard enough, it’ll come to me… what do y’all think?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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