12 May 2010

12 May 2010

The stonemasons have now started fixing the second course.

Checking the level between the west and east elevations
Checking the level between the west and east elevations
Lewis and Jim adjusting one of the stones of the second course
Lewis and Jim adjusting one of the stones of the second course
Lewis and Jim using the overhead pulley and hoist
Lewis and Jim using the overhead pulley and hoist
Jim attaching the hoist to the lewis pins ready to lift a stone into position
Jim attaching the hoist to the lewis pins ready to lift a stone into position
Lewis and jim manouvering a stone into position
Lewis and jim manouvering a stone into position
Wetting the underside of a stone for fixing
Wetting the underside of a stone for fixing
Lowering a second course stone into place
Lowering a second course stone into place
Bringing a stone into line with its neighbours using a rubber mallet
Bringing a stone into line with its neighbours using a rubber mallet
Kevin laying a bed of lime mortar ready for the stone to be lowered into position
Kevin laying a bed of lime mortar ready for the stone to be lowered into position

Images by Harris Digital Productions