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Extension of the workshop

October 2004

A temporary scaffolding structure has been erected on one side of the Carving Workshop, to allow for extra space during the carving process and height for when each Beast is assembled.

Each individual block once carved will be assembled and bedded onto Plaster of Paris to allow for working across the joints and easy dismantling on completion. For lifting purposes, each stone will be drilled to allow the use of lewis pins.

Lewis pins: A lifting device for blocks of masonry consisting of two cranked pins attached to a steel ring. The pins are inserted into a hole cut in the top bed of the stone and a hoist can then be used to lift the block without ropes or slings which have to be removed from underneath the block.