Tuesday, 26 July 2011

This week's work

The horse and shoe

On Monday this week Ray and Richard made more progress on the grain feed, completing the woodwork of the hopper, including the slide shutter, and the shoe. Richard and Bob then made some steel brackets to support the hopper from a hoist while its best position was determined. Once we had sprayed these and fitted them, we offered the hopper up to the horse and left it in what we judge to be the best position.

Richard fits brackets to the hopper

We also discussed whether all the wooden parts that contact flour actually need to be coated with shellac as advised by the SPAB booklet, or whether there is some modern alternative. This needs further investigation.

Bob guides the hopper into position

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