In January, Gavin finished the staging yard board joints using ‘EM joiners’ (see earlier posts). All the boards could then be erected, joined together and finally levelled and any small imperfection sanded off. It’s a monster!!
Following this the last few legs were painted and other painting was touched up. Lastly, Richard and others laid the cork, using variations of PVA and lots of weights. After sanding smooth, the cork was twice varnished with matt varnish to protect it. Gareth is lurking in one of the pictures.
Gavin’s work is not yet done however, as we intend to rebuild the two small scenic end boards from 18 inches and 30 inches respectively, to two 2 foot boards. The four large (4×4 foot) scenic boards will also receive legs – more details to come.