Another full day of work last weekend with young Michael. Wooden ends have been trimmed, and the tinplate that had been badly eaten by the metal-moths has been trimmed back. The one very rotten upright has been removed and found to be worse than thought, but luckily the adjacent wood was unaffected.
A new piece of Ash timber has been sources, and shaped and planed so it now fits. Other areas of wood that had been slightly rotten have had a few doses of wood hardener. Screws have been removed from some of the steel trim strip that needs replacing.
And finally, this evening, I was given (in part exchange for a wooden-handled axe) the searchlight from the last Turntable Ladder to serve at Nottingham Central Fire Station. Rather appropriate that it will go on a TL with the Nottingham Central station code on its side!