|Richard cleans the burr stone|
- We finished cleaning the burr stones and tun, including dismantling, cleaning and re-lubricating the top bearing, before putting the whole thing back together.
- We sorted some of the stones in the kiln room to try to identify the ones that made up the arch.
- We began to dismantle the launder ready for rebuilding. This started with the removal of the wooden railings and some of the bolts holding the side joining plates.
- We designed the fixings for two pulleys to run the rope for the sack hoist under the hurst staging where it eventually wraps round the lay shaft.
- We continued to work on the shelling stone stone nut.
- We made a box to contain the sand counterweight that sits on the dump valve lever.
- We had a long meeting with Sara and Trust archaeologist Jamie Lund to discuss the project to rebuild the kiln and improve visitor access.
- We helped garden volunteer Jim to celebrate his birthday by eating the enormous chocolate cake his wife had provided.
|Mike prepares the launder|
|Jim and his cake|