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Making Caves In Limestone Rock


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#1 Skuts

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

Has anyone made caves or put holes in limestone rocks before. If so how did it turn out. I have a heap of limestone rocks and am looking to make.more holes and hiding spots for the fish but am trying to keep the natural look. Was looking at buying texas holey rock but with the rock i already have it seems a waste. Any way let us know

#2 dicky7

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

I would go to bunnings and look for masonary  bits and use your drill, hope I have helped some one else might have a better idea



#3 malawiman85

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:40 PM

I did it. Used masonry 12mm bit, hammer and chisel. Its very labour intensive to do it without breaking the stone. Imo not worth the time and effort. Some I did looked ok but not really good enough for displays. If you do it, the other tool worth having is a grinder with a masonry blade.

#4 Skuts

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for the advice. Got any pics of the ones you did??

#5 malawiman85

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

Yeah somewhere, ill try and find some tomorrow.

#6 malawiman85

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

PM sent... Feel free to post the pics here if you want.



#7 Skuts

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

Thanks mate look alright and functional. If i ciukd get something like that i would be happy. Might put some plants infront and around to break up the hard lines

#8 Skuts

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

Gave it a crack this arvo, didnt realise how hard limestone was, the peice i tried had something as hard as granite running thru the middle of it. owell live and learn



#9 malawiman85

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

Yeah you do find hard stuff in lime stone. Have to cut of hammer drill through it. Did you manage to make anything useful?

#10 dicky7

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:54 PM

keep trying ya never know what you will come up with and then you can say I did that :)



#11 Skuts

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

Yeah you do find hard stuff in lime stone. Have to cut of hammer drill through it. Did you manage to make anything useful?

 

It has potential, but not at this stage openings are ok but then only a 10mm hole through the middle as it got really hard, i might try again tomorrow on another peice, there is only 2-3 that i wanted to have a hole in.



#12 ruffaz

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:49 PM

Try high pressure blasting




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