While I see the beauty of the steel grids allowing for recovery of
sweeps, what do you do if you drop a stone or a component into the
grid? Must be real hard to find and retrieve.
The grids are in panels which are easily lifted up. The panels sit
within frames which are mounted to the floor. Like what dropped
ceiling tiles would look like from above. Drop a stone? Just lift the
Of course, sometimes you might have to lift a couple of panels if it
Funny story. One of my teachers apprenticed in his father’s shop in
Belgium. They had gridded floors. One time he dropped a diamond, not
a major stone, but not melee either. They picked up the grid under
his bench, not there. They picked up the grids to either side, not
there. The picked up all the grids in that part of the shop, not
there. A mystery, and they had to replace the stone.
At the end of the year they unmounted the retaining frames to get at
any sweeps that were trapped underneath and they found the stone. It
had somehow become lodged under the retaining frame. A very odd