Thursday, August 22, 2013

How we get those big boulders up.


Norman has found a big chunk of limestone bedrock that he wants to use near the upper right side of the chamber.
( We've used some huge stones in this project ! )


After we bring it down the ramp on the dolly, I 'fridge-walk' it over to the scaffolding plank


Then tip it on to the plank


Tumble it up plank. ( careful not to let it drop suddenly and break the plank )


Roll it again


Oh, you're watching ?


Repositioning so that the boulder will roll into place the right way up.


Here comes the big push-pull


Pivot it on the board end.


One final twist.


I lift and Norman removes the board


Then snug it up to the left side of the big cornerstone.


Perfect fit. Voila!


6 comments:

  1. Awesome progress! Are you two on tea and caffeine there? Looking good.

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  2. Great to see you show how it's done. I work the same way, rollers, hand truck, ramps, slow and steady. It's so much more rewarding than slinging things around with big machines. Thanks for the continued inspiration. T.J.

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  3. Thank you guys. It's fun doing things by hand . Makes a beer at the end of the day taste much better.

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  4. I have some smaller boulders for you to move when I see you John. Lots of them, just smaller.

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  5. Thanks Jason, Im looking forward to working with you with your boulders. Going smaller and then I'll go home.

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  6. Great post, shows all the Little things it takes to move one Big thing! On to the next rock... then the next.

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