My New Gantry Crane is Set Up and Ready to Go / by Mike McCarthy

I have a shop made gantry crane that I have been using to move some of the smaller pieces of stone around the studio. However, I do not trust it with more than 3000 pounds. That is not going to get it with the two blocks sitting under the crane in the picture below. They both started out at 17000 pounds. They will become the central figures of my Norton commission, "Cor Liberum". Once I get more of the off fall off what is now the tops of the stone, I will need to stand them up to be sure they fit together just so. This is critical to the success of the piece. The central negative space that they create forms a heart. The only way to be sure they actually do that is by setting them up and making sure!