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Sawing through cement

From: John Childs <jchilds>
Date: Monday, July 17, 2006
At Historic New England we have a concrete sculpture that has been
cemented to a large granite rock which is a part of one of our
landscapes, and the surface of the granite is basically flush with
the surrounding ground. We need to move the sculpture, and I am
looking for techniques to saw through the cement without seriously
disturbing the surrounding ground. A diamond or carbide impregnated
line of some kind was what occurred to me, but I don't know where to
get such a thing. Information or other ideas would be greatly
appreciated.

John D. Childs
Conservator
Historic New England
Collections and Conservation Center
151 Essex St.
Haverhill, MA 01832
978-521-4788 ext 711
Fax: 978-521-5172


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