Stone frame saw – marble
In this recording all three frame saws are working at the same time.
It takes 4-5 days to saw through the block of marble.
The saw blades have no teeth. Sand and water is sprayed on top over the blade and lies between the stone and the blade and the friction makes the blades to saw through the stone
The marble frame saw is charged once a week
Sound level: 90-92 Db, measured from two meters.
The machine was built by a local firm in Borghamn, Holmqvist's mechanical, the local blacksmith. The frame saw was built 1951
Recorded at Borghamns Stenförädling AB, Borghamn, a family business founded in 1951.
The company is quarrying limestone and Kolmården marble.