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Nooo yer larch is stacked up waiting it's turn once Doug has finished on his oak bending marathon. She is going to be so much stronger with all the new ribs and one frame replacement. 

The larch is in great lengths so there will be fewer joins and they can be placed where they are wanted. 

Also, goodbye to the deal that was bedevilling her long term wellbeing.

But I can't find the toilet either.........:default_blink::default_biggrin:

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22 minutes ago, Polly said:

Nooo yer larch is stacked up waiting it's turn once Doug has finished on his oak bending marathon. She is going to be so much stronger with all the new ribs and one frame replacement. 

The larch is in great lengths so there will be fewer joins and they can be placed where they are wanted. 

Also, goodbye to the deal that was bedevilling her long term wellbeing.

But I can't find the toilet either.........:default_blink::default_biggrin:

It’s still here just don’t use it when it’s windy.

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Been there, done that, another twenty five years I 'll have to do it all again!!  I often wonder how much of Spray, built in the winter of 1908/09, is actually original. Looks like Brilliant is where we were about ten years ago. Re the antique bog, great rock garden ornament, we don't miss having it onboard one iota!

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We have struggled to preserve the loo as an 'original feature' but it wouldn't take a huge amount to change the policy!

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Thwarted! There we were, booked at The Sutton Staithe Hotel, and all set to spend a couple of days with Brilliant after a mega busy Autumn; and what happens? Sunday we are snowed in with ice promised as a follow up, so now we will have to wait until after Christmas...boo!

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On 11/4/2017 at 10:36, Polly said:

One of these turned out to have a plant in Atherstone, Warwickshire

Is that Sykes by any chance, can highly recommend them. Used them a number of times for "proper" timber

 

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On 12/12/2017 at 04:29, Polly said:

Thwarted! There we were, booked at The Sutton Staithe Hotel, and all set to spend a couple of days with Brilliant after a mega busy Autumn; and what happens? Sunday we are snowed in with ice promised as a follow up, so now we will have to wait until after Christmas...boo!

That’s a relief I can have a day off to decorate the Christmas tree lol.

Actually spent the afternoon making the next batch of ribs now I have the timber.

Doug.

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On 13 December 2017 at 15:58, brundallNavy said:
On 12 December 2017 at 04:29, Polly said:

 

That’s a relief I can have a day off to decorate the Christmas tree lol.

Actually spent the afternoon making the next batch of ribs now I have the timber.

Doug.

Spare ribs aren't Christmas fare though Doug,, best do the Christmas tree. :1300_clap_tone1:

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Good news day! Doug has completed the ribs, so now it's planks. They look really good, but I really don't know where the loo has gone lol.

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Having spent all afternoon putting ribs through the thicknesser and router, I'm just exhausted!

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Looking Brilliant Polly, however no way can I see her being ready for May, not unless Doug is able to retire PDQ

Griff

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See what you want is a boat that you just find bits of solid Teak laying about in - it kind self heals itself. When another issue pops up you discover another bit from the bottom of a cupboard lol. When I was having things lifted up and looked in for the BSS even the bathroom cupboard shelves are sold hardwood not ply. I guess there are less worries in Taiwan about where wood turns up from...

 

 

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I have seen some most exotic woods used as the planks nailed around the outside rims of drums of cables to protect the cable, many a time there were some lovely planks of unseasoned apple, pear, cherry and other british timbers. generally when they were removed they either went into the site skips or onto the site bonfires, I do however have most of my loft planked out in them, and when we lived in a house with an open fire they came in most useful of a winters night.

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I think there is a future in self-repairing woodies.:default_beerchug:

Griff, it's a big ask. Brilliant is booked into EW for painting etc, so that cuts a big chunk off the project. We shall see, I just reflect that without Doug we'd have lost Brilliant. May would be ideal, is all. and Doug is very quick when he gets the chance to be there, flu and weather have been big hurdles. 

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4 hours ago, Polly said:

...and Doug is very quick

I'd heard that rumour as well  :default_biggrin:

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