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Thurs 21st Jan 2010

Thursday 21st

Despite weather forecasts of torrential rain and high winds which never materialised, today has been very productive at the restoration site.  In the morning, Barry, Trevor and Adrian marked out the positions of mortises to be cut for the attachment of the balance beams.  Barry then left Trevor and Adrian to cut them out using a combination of electric drill and chain saw.  This was achieved reasonably quickly and easily so they then set about using an electric planer to reduce to the finished size the lengths of timber added to the width of the gates.  All is ready now for the extension pieces to be caulked with bitumen and permanently bolted together.  A very satisfying day’s work!