Today saw more incredible Winter sunshine and not a breath of wind.
The day has been spent cutting more tenons on the short wall posts that will slot into the Sill Beam frame. The timber for the project has been sourced from Jersey and is mostly Holm Oak. This remarkable timber is dense, tough and was traditionally used in boat building. It is reputed to be “rot proof” – which is a bold statement!
Volunteers have also been continuing with their first test Cup Joints. This joint is developing a new set of skills including awkward marking out and precision chisel work. The efforts so far have all been great and some volunteers are clearly skilled already.
I think its fair to say that Derek has an obvious aptitude for this kind of work…… What a fantastic joint! Notice how the profile of the “cup” matches the shape of the timber that will nestle into it.