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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 05, 2010, 16:27
nigelswift wrote:
but things shoud be termed correctly as it can give the wrong impression.

Fair enough, but you should take it up with EH and the rest. ;)
Stub tenon it should be apparently, rather than a through tenon (according to Wikipedia....)

The other amazing thing about their effort is that they fashioned the lintols and joints by pounding a rock twice as hard as granite with a ball of similar rock.....


Yes I already said the true term was stub tenons Nigel but only at best!! A normal stud tenon would be the full width of the material use but only go into its matching partner a given distance. That actually would have been comparitively 'easy' to do compared to a full m&t but easier still is what they actually did which really amounts to a type of non-flexible ball and socket joint. Whatever we think about it you do have to admire them don't you!

And yes, the pounding away to fashion the lintols to me shows that this was serious stuff and certainly no folly as has been suggested!!
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