Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Work continues on the tower

Patrick is in a race with Royce in the background. They are shaping arches out of very hard black granite. Royce barely keeps up, but then his arch is four times bigger !

The tower entranceway, with its lower stone posts is starting to take shape. The mica quartzite slabs are now being dry fit before we set them permanently in lime mortar. 

The first lift of builder stones is now in place, ready to be taken back down and mortared. We were waiting for lime to be delivered by train and truck from many miles away
The ramp is to roll the heavy spiral stair treads up.

Here is a blind arch - a niche, for sitting in and looking out over the ocean.

Here is Patrick's smaller arched window which will allow daylight to illuminate the lower section of the spiral stairs.