By evening Nick had blacksmith-ed a new ring, even quenching it in oil, the same as was done in “the good old days” for a preservative finish. Nick also came up with a wood pattern to use for making an inset for the ring to lay in; City Hall wanted the ring below grade so it wouldn’t be a tripping hazard.
During my walk, Friday morning, I stopped by Franklin Street and triangulated where the ring should be placed. I left a row of stones pointing to the location. During this process I discovered the new sidewalk will be wider than the old one!
At 8:30AM I decided I better check on Franklin Street and see how the concrete pouring was coming along. I rounded the corner by Sears and Holy Smoke! they were almost to THE SPOT!. Fortunately I had the ring and wood form with me.
I handed the ring and wood form over to the job foreman.
The sidewalk will be poured next week.