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Blog 9th January 2016    It's been a while since I posted a blog, but there as not been much to report over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Just before Christmas we were able to pour the concrete for the first of our replica stone blocks, and after the holidays we stripped the shuttering (form-work) and set about re-assembling for our second pour. See photos below.    We also packed between this block and the obelisk with a timber crib, which supported the obelisk at its present angle, while we removed all the scaffolding we had been using to support the obelisk,    This block weights about nine tons, more than enough mass to resist the mass of the obelisk trying to push it out of the way. We will now make two more blocks, by dividing our present shutter in two and pour these half-blocks at the same time. The plan now is to pick up and place the second block on top of the first, which will give us the second step of our stone staircase. With the second step now close to, and underneath the tip of the obelisk, we can place our fulcrum under the tip of the obelisk and continue the erection process.    I will continue this blog next week, when hopefully more photos will make our intentions clearer.    Gordon. << previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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