Hammer and Chisel: How to Cut Bricks and Firebricks



Kasey Moomau

Cutting your own firebrick (or any other square brick or stone) is no big deal - all you need is a hammer and chisel. You could use power tools, I suppose, but if you’re only cutting a few bricks for one project, it’s faster and cheaper to use hand tools. I take great pleasure from learning that I can do easily something I thought was really tough or complicated, and many folks these days are unfamiliar with, and intimidated by, simple tools and rough materials:  


“But you have to be an expert in order to cut stone,” you think. “What if I get it wrong?”  

Well, if you get it wrong and can’t fix it (OH NO!), then you must: 

    - Locate and acquire another rock or brick. (I understand these are cheap and widely available)

    - Look at your broken brick and spend a moment thinking about WHY it didn’t work. Then decide what to do differently, feel good about it, and try again.

    - Repeat if necessary. I learn something most every time I mess up. I figure that’s worth two minutes of observation and a brick, but you can do the math yourself and decide.

Mc Johni
6/27/2012 6:16:31 AM

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