|What the.....? Who did this???|
Of course, if you want to lay bricks at a steady pace, what you don't want to find is surprises in your mix.
Here's Tony with the biggest rock he's ever found in a pile of mortar on his spot.
John O humbly presented his 10.000 apologies. It seems he was trying to save sand, and dug well down into the pile. So rocks are at the bottom of it?
Looking back at the end of the day, we reckon we should have the wall finished by the end of April, given a smaller team over the Easter holidays (we will not be working Easter Monday, but probably the Tuesday after.)
Away from CRC2, preparations have been made to replace the broken CRC2 running in board with a replica of the original one, which was there (at least) until the late 1960's.
Here are the two posts, with authentic one inch thick brackets. Cast iron finials have also been sourced, and a new board has been made by B & S. As the posts and finials have been sourced by a Broadway member, here's a good example of inter-station cooperation!
Today's job was to test the fettled finials for fit (passed, at last, after much grinding in the garage) and to give the bottom of the posts a coat of bitumen paint. Sticky stuff, bitumen...
You can just about make out that JC has laid 3 rows of blues along the 180m stretch in the foreground. (darker mortar in the joints). Corbelling next, here. A row of garden chairs outside the cabin is a sign that spring is here - we are sitting outside again! What a fine thing it is to sit with your cup of tea, mini roll in the other hand, and enjoy the view to the ridge at Cleeve Hill.
Mice: One. They very carefully nibbled away the peanut butter bait on the other trap, without setting it off. How do they do that? Mice are cunning...
Back Tuesday after Easter. Thanks for checking in.