Friday, July 3, 2009

Live Blogging From the Stump Project

I'm very excited to be able to post this update from the stump project. I know a lot of people are interested in the outcome of the project.


Pictured above are tools being used in the stump project. The gloves are to protect the hands of the workers who normally only do "office type" work like typing. The saw is a new tool for the project. It's small, curved, and cuts on both pushes and pulls. It's for getting into tight spaces. The pick was used early in the project to dig the initial hole. Recently, excavation has been done with a water hose, the blue cup, and pulling rocks out by hand.


Above is a picture from deep inside "the pit" (the workers are calling the hole that now). This is what the underside of the stump looks like. To right is a fresh cut all the way through a root. To the left is a huge rock that is going to be removed next. It's thought that removing that rock will reveal one more large root that must be cut before the stump can be removed.

The goal of the project for tonight is to remove that large rock and locate the last remaining root that must be cut.

Expect more updates as need be.

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