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Blog 30th January 2016    It's been something of a frustrating week, this week. On Monday with the fulcrum still close to ground level, the levers had very little travel before they bottomed out, resulting in very little gain for each lift. However, Steve and I persevered, and by the end of the session we had the stone elevated by about another seven inches, and with the fulcrum at a similar height we were gaining height more with each lift. I began to think that by the end of the week we might have the top step of our stone staircase in place.    It was not to be, on Tuesday it dawned cold and wet, and the same again Wednesday, nothing we could do.    By Thursday it was still cold, but at least it was dry. We had the best session of the week, raising the stone about another twelve inches. We were past halfway, I began to think that perhaps Friday we may have the job done. Again it was not to be, on Friday we broke one of the timbers in the crib as we were lifting. We spent most of the session repairing the crib, and so made little further progress that day. However, we lost very little height when the crib broke, so we can carry on. Hopefully next week we may have everything in place, and can think about raising the obelisk further.    Regards to all,    Gordon. << previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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