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Limestone glandes
Mar 12th, 2023 at 12:45pm
 
About a week ago I had an idea… not an original one. I don’t know why I haven’t tried this until now, but I realized that I could probably shape limestone with a harder river rock… so I found a reasonable sized chunk and started shaping it. I’m using nothing but water and a river rock as tools.  It’s still a work in progress, and it takes some elbow grease, but it’s a simpler process than I expected.  Next I need to figure out how to capture the limestone mud, then cook it to make lime… then maybe use that to make my own concrete from scratch… but that’s a fairly nasty and potentially dangerous  chemical process.
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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2023 at 1:53pm
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2023 at 2:09pm
 
Blindsquirrel wrote on Mar 12th, 2023 at 1:53pm:
Why not crush the limestone and make a limestone mortar and cast the glande?


I could… but it would probably end up more brittle and less dense than a shaped rock…. Plus, good luck building a mold using nothing but a river rock. I’m doing it for the challenge rather than optimizing efficiency.

Here’s another progress photo where you can see how it takes shape and how it loses mass.  It’ll probably be under 100g when finished.
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Reply #3 - Mar 13th, 2023 at 8:56am
 
   Does the limestone's low density hamper its performance?
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Reply #4 - Mar 13th, 2023 at 9:45am
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 13th, 2023 at 7:49pm
 
That isn't too bad, 120g is a decent weight. I bet those things would sail quite a distance.
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Reply #6 - Mar 14th, 2023 at 6:21am
 
If I remember right, the slingers of the Balearic islands used limestone balls during the timeof Rome. Tey were supposed to be about the size of a pool ball. That would be quite an impact.
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Reply #7 - Mar 14th, 2023 at 11:39am
 
Rat Man wrote on Mar 13th, 2023 at 8:56am:
 Does the limestone's low density hamper its performance?

The density of limestone is about 2.5. Most of land rocks have a density between 2 and 3.
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Reply #8 - Mar 14th, 2023 at 6:32pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Mar 13th, 2023 at 7:49pm:
That isn't too bad, 120g is a decent weight. I bet those things would sail quite a distance.


Yeah… I should’ve picked a slightly larger piece 🤷‍♂️

Rat Man wrote on Mar 13th, 2023 at 8:56am:
   Does the limestone's low density hamper its performance? 


If anything, the problem will be how soft rather than how dense, but I think this thing would still do some damage.
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Reply #9 - Mar 15th, 2023 at 12:23am
 
Slowly but surely… a few more flat spots need to be fixed, but it’s getting there.
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Reply #10 - Mar 15th, 2023 at 8:51am
 
That's looking great!

So the big question, when it's done are you going to sling it?
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Reply #11 - Mar 16th, 2023 at 1:09pm
 
That looks great!
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Reply #12 - Mar 16th, 2023 at 5:20pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Mar 15th, 2023 at 8:51am:
That's looking great!

So the big question, when it's done are you going to sling it?


Of course!
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Reply #13 - Mar 17th, 2023 at 8:01pm
 
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Reply #14 - Mar 19th, 2023 at 4:41pm
 
Blindsquirrel wrote on Mar 17th, 2023 at 8:01pm:
U should make a silicone mold of it after u get done shaping it. That way u can make some concrete projectiles just like it.


Not a terrible idea… or I could just spend another two weeks grinding another one from another piece of raw limestone 🤣

I got down to 100g and it still has a few flaws, but I don’t really want to go any lighter, so I’m calling it good.  Next, I’ll oil and bake it for a tougher outer surface (just like seasoning a cast iron pan).

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