Weekend in Cornwall

We spent a weekend in Cornwall. No working on the land rover, just a social weekend of relaxing. We had a blowy walk on Godrevy with dad and visited my land rover, but only to look at it.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon

We went to Stratford-Upon-Avon on Saturday, we made the journey on a steam locomotive. This was I think the first time I have ever made an actual journey on a steam train.

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Easter Weekend

We went to Lauren and James’ on Friday. We all visited Reinham Hall which is a National Trust property where they had an Easter egg hunt. That after back at theirs we saw a fox in the back garden. Saturday I fitted out the shed a little more and reinforced the area of the bench where the 7 inch vice will attach. We spent Sunday in Portsmouth, the picture is of Old Portsmouth. Today (Monday) we went and visited Windlesham Arboretum, very pretty. During the afternoon and with Hannah’s help I sorted the garage out and discovered a wasp is busy making it her home also.

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No. 7 6 inch vice

Vice restoration in progress. I need to make two new jaws for it, clean it up and put back together. One machine screw that was in the jaw was broken off in the hole, so I’ve drilled it out to 8.5mm and will tap them all M10 I think. My wire brush is like me these days, going bald.

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Greenwich Observatory

We went to the planetarium in Greenwich the other weekend. We also walked under the Thames in a tunnel built over a hundred years ago. The planetarium talk was brilliant. Highly recommended.

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Stihl Bar

I picked up a Stihl chainsaw bar for Alan the other day, something of a beast. A double ended milling bar.

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More screws

I put a lot more screws into the shed today. There is now a screw every 10″ or so along the joins, where the walls meet and down into the floor. I also had some builders banding and fixed the roof down in the middle and ran screws both up into the beams of the roof and through the beams into the side panels. That shed will have to either burn down or rot away before it comes apart.

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