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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 J U L Y G R A P H I C S P R O 3 1 drilling two holes in that area into which metal bolts were inserted with correspond- ing holes in the back of the recessed area. The slabs were then glued into place and left to cure. Everything worked out well. The remaining task was the most diffi- cult: installing the columns at the site. All the bricks had been removed from the site and three holes had been dug to accom- modate the upright stones; all we needed now was a crane to lift the stones. It was good fortune that the terrain allowed for a crane to be able to get close enough to the installation site without too much of a problem. We covered the face of the granite slabs with foam sheets to avoid damage dur- ing the installation since straps would be wrapped around them to hook onto the boom of the crane. One column by itself weighed about 5,800 pounds. The crane operator did a wonderful job moving the pieces and getting them ex- actly where we wanted them to be. It is al- ways refreshing to work with professionals who know what they are doing and make it look like the job is a piece of cake. It was exciting to see each column placed into its spot. The workers checked for plumb and then secured the stones by add- ing concrete chunks in front and behind each column in the excavated hole before filling the cavity up with dirt. The deed was done, and we removed the foam coverings from the granite. The re- maining job in the near future is for Brian Romero and his men to landscape the area around the stones, and I am sure he will do a great job. Thanks to Brian and his crew of Views – Landscapes of Distinction as well as Roger Lamoreux from Lamoreux crane service, both of Santa Fe, New Mexico. GP With over 40 years in the glass business, RUTH DOB- BINS offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a Master's Degree in Art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at, or by phone at 505-473-9203. K E R N L A S E R S . C O M | 8 8 8 - 6 6 0 - 2 7 5 5 | M A D E I N T H E U S A EXPERIENCE THE KERN DIFFERENCE > Highly Versatile Fiber & CO 2 Laser Source > Process Acrylic, Sheet Metal, Wood & More > Premium Quality & Performance > HyperDual Motion > Unmatched Safety OptiFlex Class 4 (Open Bed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System LaserCELL Class I (Enclosed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System Unmatched Safety OptiFlex Class 4 (Open Bed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System LaserCELL Class I (Enclosed) Laser Class I (Enclosed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System Cutting & Engraving System

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