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Notre Dame Cathedral Restoration and analysis

  • 1.  Notre Dame Cathedral Restoration and analysis

    Kansas Chapter Admin
    Posted 07-27-2021 16:08
    Saw an interesting Youtube video yesterday regarding rebuilding, restoration, and analysis or Cathedral.  I did not realize that the roof was made of lead.  They  were removing large solidified pools of melted lead roofing.  They were analyzing all of the wood fragments  to determine wood species, and the 12th century nail manufacturing methods.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF85dBHwyBw

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    Patrick Mizik
    ASM Chapter Council District 11 Rep
    Principal Metallurgical Engineer
    Haldex
    pat.mizik@haldex.com
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