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Month: February 2017

More Holes – More Posts ?>

More Holes – More Posts

The weather started more calmly than yesterday with occasional light showers. Work has continued on the deep mortises that will locate and support the posts that stand on the sill beams. This task involves chiselling into the dense holm oak and takes hours to complete a single mortise. ┬áVolunteers have also been trying their luck at hand augering a series of holes and chopping out in between – still a time consuming effort. ┬áThe good news is that there are…

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Week 3 Begins… ?>

Week 3 Begins…

Well, I suppose the sun had to stop shining on Jersey at some point! The start of week 3 on the project has seen high winds, hail and rain. Undaunted, our fantastic volunteers turned up prepared to work hard. We’ve had a few weeks off during December and January but this week sees the start of frame construction that will continue for this year. The first task is to erect the many wall posts that will eventually support the thatched…

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