Use a bolster and club hammer to split a brick. First score a cutting line around the four sides of the brick with a nail. Then lay the brick in a bed of sand to cushion it and hammer the blade of the bolster into the score line all round the brick, cutting deeply on each of the four corners. Finally stand the brick on one side and. With the bolster resting in the cut on the other side, strike it firmly with the hammer.
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