Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A new handle


While Bob was operating the mill on Sunday, the handle of the shutter next to the gate valve came off in his hand. Inspection showed that there had been a knot in the wood at just the point of maximum stress. Today Ray and Bob made a new, overengineered, handle. The design was mainly to avoid having to dismantle the whole assembly to remove the shutter. They can be seen above putting the screws in.
 

Meanwhile George was getting on with the pointing.
Note that, entirely by accident, none of today's pictures shows anyone's face.

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