Posts tagged Hazelnut Inn
Big lift

We didn’t just lift the castle roof into place today. The North Star also got its cap, ship’s mast and rune stone as well. The top cap for the flat roof portion of the Copper Crown was also lifted into place. It was an exciting and busy day and inn the process the profile of the Hazelnut Inn became a lot more complete.

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It's a castle!

There is nothing quite as exciting or fun as a lift day. We’ve done it so many times the anxiety doesn’t happen any longer. We’ve learned to fully engineer and think out our moves so everything is planned. We’ve also learned not to rush these days for mistakes happen when things are done in a hurry. Greg from Wishlow Cranes was our crane operator for the day, one of my all time favourites. He is attentive and extremely skillful. A hand signal to lower a smidge results in exactly that which means things go together smoothly and neat. I’ve posted four pictures below which capture a little of the excitement we felt today as the Copper Crown’s tallest tower was lifted, guided slowly onto the lower piece and then securely fastened in place. I was high up in the man lift, Peter and Matt were inside. Together our efforts were MAGIC!

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Big changes on Monday

We are very excited about Monday for it is the long awaited day of the ‘lift’ at the Hazelnut Inn. The man lift is sitting ready. The crane truck is scheduled to arrive bright and early. Our plan of action is thought out. The numerous pieces are all lined up and ready to go. Eight major pieces will be set in place on the Inn on Monday including the tallest castle tower and its roof, multiple roof caps, the mast of the ship, some ‘historic’ artifacts and much more. Big visual changes will happen Monday. Stay tuned…

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