Technical Matters - (Index)

This is the index for a series of pages on the technical aspects of the digging at Home Close Hole.   Because there has been quite a lot of technical geboggery associated with this dig, it seemed a good idea to write some of it up and also gather it together in one heap.   So if you don't like this sort of thing, you can link off now.   BUT IF YOU DO, then it is all together here to be savoured and enjoyed.

• Concreting and underpinning the shaft
The underpinning of the concrete ring shaft and the use of a combined drilling jig, shoring and shuttering device.
• A couple of side issues.
Details of the signal bell and its importance, plus an abacus-like bucket counting device.
• The fixed steel ladder
Details of the construction of the fixed steel ladder.
• The dig telephone system
Circuit and construction details for the Home Close phone system.
• Windlass haulage
The hows, whys and wherefores of a simple windlass haulage device.
• Video lighting
Chris Batstone's article on video lighting systems.

Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2011