"Hey, I need a genius and I instantly thought of you..."
"I've got an incredibly fun project coming up that I thought you might want to be involved in...."
"I need someone who can bring a story to life...."Oh, he's good.
So I'm working on another project for him and thought you, too, might enjoy seeing how something works.
When master stone carver Ron Clamp first mentioned his diamond saw, I perked up of course. Diamonds? Diamonds are used to cut hard rock? You betcha:
Watch the video.....
below to see it in operation, but basically the diamond wire saw contains a wire with notches like thorns on a rose with the "thorns" being diamonds. As the wire goes through the rock, it heats up. The diamonds will burn out faster when it's hot, so water sprays continuously to cool things down.
Watch the video below to see how it's done. Other posts on stonework: Walking Through a Stonecarving Project, SC First Responders 9/11 Monument , A Visit to the Memorial Designs shop, Hootie and the Blowfish Monument, SC Remembers 9/11.