Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

  1. #1
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    For any of you that are engineering oriented, watch this clip of Wally Wallington. I was amazed:
    http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/web...ving_big_rocks
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    Posts
    396
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    40

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Pretty amusing. That's what I call a great retirement hobby!

    Lisa

  3. #3
    Administrator Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Prescott, Arizona
    Posts
    4,492
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    367

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained


    You'd NEVER get a permit for this in my town.
    -bob

  4. #4
    Workshop Member ChrisDauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts
    264
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Ockham's razor and all that. Great video, thanks for sharing!

  5. #5
    Subscriber Member mwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    924
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    74

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Next time I see ten men on a rig I'm going to bitch
    Mike

    website under construction

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    2,338
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    52

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    loved it !

    thanks Jack.

  7. #7
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Cool. There are sooooo many wild things loaded up on YouTube!

  8. #8
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Now that was amazing
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  9. #9
    Subscriber Member TRSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Central Maine, U.S.A.
    Posts
    2,406
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Very cool.

  10. #10
    Senior Member simonclivehughes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    I agree it is very cool, but I was left with a couple of questions that didn't appear to be addressed well:

    1. How did he get the horizontal beam on top of the two uprights? Did he raise it using the back-and-forth balance method and then leave it suspended while he used the same technique to raise the end pieces which he then sunk in underneath the still raised horizontal?

    2. How did he get the original piece of wood (used for balancing/rocking and subsequently raising) under the huge piece that you see him raise to vertical? It doesn't seem that it would be easy unless you had a very long lever to tilt it.

    Things that make you go "Hmmmm!"

    Cheers,

  11. #11
    Workshop Member ChrisDauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts
    264
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    82

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    To answer the second question (Because I'm not sure I entirely understand the first one) it's not hard to raise it up a little bit to being the rocking method. If you need 2 inches, get a 3 to 4 inch tall block, maybe 5-10 inches wide, that's maybe 1-2 feet long, and shape it into a wedge. Then pound the wedge under one end with a big mallet.

    Then you can slide in your 2 inch board, and (with a mallet), maneuver it into place.

  12. #12
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    To answer the first, he raises it HIGHER than the uprights using his see-saw rocking motion, see-saw BETWEEN the uprights, then levers the ends over as he showed moving the big blocks and barn...
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  13. #13
    Senior Member simonclivehughes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    OK! I think you both may be right. Thanks.

  14. #14
    Senior Member JimCollum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    santa cruz, ca
    Posts
    936
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    155

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    To answer the first, he raises it HIGHER than the uprights using his see-saw rocking motion, see-saw BETWEEN the uprights, then levers the ends over as he showed moving the big blocks and barn...
    i think you found your new hobby, jack

  15. #15
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    i think you found your new hobby, jack
    Yep, for sure... Time to sell all this camera paraphenalia and "git er done!"

    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...




    NOT!!!
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  16. #16
    Senior Member Robert Campbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Norn Iron
    Posts
    1,097
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    This might explain how the slabs were raised, but the slabs at Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, came originally from South Wales; how does he explain that?
    Sláinte

    Robert.

  17. #17
    Senior Member simonclivehughes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Amazing video, Stonehenge explained

    Well, that part was done by UFO, of course!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •