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Construction of second observation platform.
In early 2003 I returned to Arizona to complete a second viewing platform at Honanki. Due to the rock source available nearly all stone used had to be split and dressed using a rock drill, feathers and wedges, bull set and hand chisels. This structure was not required to be wheelchair accessible which allowed me to install stairs and the trail leading to it at a steeper grade.


Chiseling tread.
To allow access to the second platform tread was carved from bed rock using a diamond tipped saw and hand chisels.


Begining of second platform.



Stairway construction.
Moving the large dressed stones into position was greatly aided by the use of a skyline.


Finished wall leading to platform.


Second platform newly completed.