The Barn

Last week Lee and I and Paul Larsen went to Gunnison and loaded up the stone and took it to the Manti quarry fro splitting. State Stone owns the quarry and has a hydraulic stone splitter. We are hiring State Stone to split all of the stone to 4″ thickness for Lee’s new studio/barn and for a future house.
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Paul and Lee with State Stone’s guilotine.
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Luis is the opperator. The guilotine generates 250 tons pressure.
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Gerrardo takes the split stone from the press and Lee stacks it on pallets.
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Bud Snedocor moved to Montreal and left me his dump truck to baby sit. Since it was made in 1969 I named it Wood stock. Here she is all loaded with split stone.
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Joe the mason tooling the split stone to be laid up on Lee’s studio/barn.
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Here is the barn so far. The down stairs will be hay storage and horse stalls on the west (right) and printmaking on the east. The whole upstairs will be a painting studio. It will be way nice for Lee. The east end of the barn is a log structure. The west will be sided with rough cut pine boards.

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