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Another good day was had by Paul, Jim and I.  Jim carried on rubbing down the roof ribs on the interior and Paul and I concentrated on fitting more ceiling boards.  I got two more done quickly and the ceiling is starting to look rather nice inside.  It will look even better when it is all varnished.

The next task was to finally drive home all the wedges that hold the monitor ribs and pillars in place.  This was a tricky operation using several cramps.  These have to be positioned at the correct angles to make the bird mouth joints close up.  There are 4 sets of wedges on each side and we found that by driving them in various different orders the joints to be adjusted to make the best fit.  One of the problems is that the monitor ribs have slightly 'relaxed' in the 4 years that they have not been under stress and fitted into the structure.  Here you can see along the top of the ribs showing some of the wedges near the camera and further away the ribs that had been finished and the wedges cut and planed level with the ribs.

Here you can see the cramps used to close the joints up. 





My apologies to readers for the poor image quality, a certain person not a million miles from the keyboard left his camera on standby so the battery had gone flat.  These were taken on my mobile phone.  Hopefully next week we should get the A side finished and then carry on with the C side.










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