Monday, December 17, 2007


FriendsSo I had a few friends drop by for a visit recently.

Seeing Rob, Steve, Andy and Lee again was a real pleasure, and an opportunity to utilise some willing hands to crack into a project which has been on my mind for some time - fitting the wooden 'skin' over the insulation down below.

The two main reasons for choosing this particular project being the cold wind outside, and the chop saw I had just bought as a Christmas present to myself.

Not surprisingly, none of us had any experience with a project of this nature, so after much discussion and planning we settled into it. With enthusiasm making up for any shortcomings in the knowledge department.

As it turned out, the only real difficulty was deciding the lineup of the initial horizontal planks of wood. This was done using a combination of measuring and an 'eyeballing consensus'. We had opted to start from the deckhead (ceiling) line down to the floor, as nothing else in there is really that straight anyway.

By the time we were done for the evening, we had a raft of wood 'floating' there looking somewhat akin to the Mary Rose

A meal and a few beers down the pub later rounded off an excellent day.

I'm extremely grateful for all the help. Thanks to Steve, Lee, Rob and Andy (in no particular order).

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