RECLAIMING HARD WOOD FROM BENCHES.
In order to plank the inside seating area of Helen II, Wednesday Phil has had to find new sources of hard wood as we do not have money for any new stock.
So, after a donation of old benching , Phil spent six mornings separating the slats and preparing them for planing.
Many sections refused to budge and the screws were unmovable.These will be cut in short sections and used as needed.
Once planed off the wood is reusable and still of good quality.
Unfortunately the planer has seen better times and finally proved so difficult to push the wood through that Wednesday Phil gave up until extra help is available or the machine is given a makeover !
He spent a full morning servicing the workings but alas the beast refused to improve !
Wednesday Phil therefore began the planking of the seated area using the recycled slats created previously.
This was an enjoyable task but frustratingly stopped 'till the planer is fixed .
Looking forward to continuing this task !