Stone lifting tongs
I am rebuilding a stone chimney in my log cabin. Some of the stones are 50-200 pounds. I would like to set up a homemade crane using pipes, block and tackle and something to grab the rocks.
I see lots of two prong tongs online but no 3 or 4 prong ones.
I don't see how a two pronged device will safely hold an odd shaped rock.
The rock lifting tongs I do see online are huge, for ton sized rocks for use with a backhoe.
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I've never had to do this, but I would think a bag system made from a heavy duty tarp (not wal-mart $15 plastic) would work. place stone on tarp and attaches eyelets/grommets to hoist.
once one using tarp to life stones could always find a use around the cabin.
just a thought ..... Good luck!
Well, the problem with that is I need to be able to place the stone right into position, so the grabbing device needs to lift from the sides/top.
pin & feather or lewis pins will take too long to cut into the stone so try ' lifting dogs ' - granite city tool ( barre, vt ) or miles supply ( elberton, ga ) [ no financial interest ]
or, if you're a cheap h/o - diy'er like the rest of us, make your own after looking at them online :laughing:
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