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Preparing to lift a stoneJohn and Bruce prepare to lift a stone using our engine lift. Notice no chains or metal pieces are used.
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Dropping into positionJohn and Bruce drop the stone gently and VERY slowly onto it's base to allow it to be place exactly to needed position.
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Photo: Bruce WarwickDALTON
pic 1


*showing the large Dalton
monument that is in danger
of falling over and possibly
being damaged permamently

submitted: Trish Nigh
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Photo: Bruce WarwickDALTON
pic 2



submitted: Trish Nigh
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Photo: Bruce WarwickDALTON
pic 3


* this view shows the lift that was
used to help straighten this
large stone and set in place.
* this stone is now set
and stabilized...with hopefully no
more problems to come.

submitted: Trish Nigh
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Photo: Bruce WarwickDALTON
pic 4


*the Dalton stone is now
completely finished

submitted: Trish Nigh
Greenwood1~0.jpg
Photo by Les MancellThe old fashioned and wrong way to fix a stone.
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Photo by Les MancellThe Old Fashioned and Wrong Way to Fix a Stone
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Leveling a basePaul and Dennis bring up a base and level it
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Old St. A's>outside the Circle
*Paul Thorpe & Dennis Zink work
on raising and leveling the base of
the stone. This is heavy work.
**in the background a group are
working with an engine lift to raise
a large heavy base.
Photo by Trish Nigh
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Old St. A's > outside the Circle
*Paul Thorpe picks a stone to
restore to a better position.
Photo by Trish Nigh
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Old St. A's>outside the Circle
*Paul & Dennis are finishing
up back filling the base and
upright tablet with crushed
gravel screenings.
*This takes quite a large amount of gravel
to make the monuments stay
upright and stable.
Photo by Trish Nigh
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