After the concrete is cured enough, we can move on to the pad and measure out the dimensions and permanently scratch in the footprint of the structure’s hexagon shape with a nail.
Next, the first of the granite quoins we’ve cut and dressed are ceremoniously moved into place, either side of the arch openings that we’ve marked out.
This is a pretty auspicious occasion for these chunky fellas. Who can blame them for looking so excited. Because really, there isn’t a newly shaped building stone I know of that wouldn’t love to have his very own pad.