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Blog 18th March 2017    Hi all,    Another two weeks gone and several new problems solved. The idea of using the levers to pull the obelisk upright is proving to be a reliable method, but there have been some difficulties in operation, mainly due to the inadequacy of the timber readily available. After obtaining a couple of strong straight timbers things went well until yesterday, when our original problem (not having enough mass in our support blocks) came back to haunt us.    While we do have plenty of mass in the stone staircase as a whole, the top steps are smaller and lighter and don't individually contain the required mass to stop the mass in the obelisk pushing them away during each lift. Our solution to this is to use the mass in the bigger blocks as a foundation for a light timber flying buttress to hold the top blocks in place.    We will start work on this flying buttress on Monday. Below a photo shows the situation at present. << previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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