Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Busy bees..

Large crowd today with the most volunteers we have had..ever with 8 guys and gals all hammering away together..A huuuge thank you for turning up :)
With the month of May being "Displays month" we have thrown all efforts into finishing off the cockpit section.This requires a huge amount of rivetting and finishing off various components.We are going to give this Pit an ID so will keep this a secret of which one it will be.
Also the Tropical Box is 99% finished so will be given to the Museum as a display piece when finished.Just awaiting on some info on RAF Canteens.
Simon our Machining slave,errr awsome worker continues on punching out precision tooling and small Spitfire parts..
On the jig our frames are being removed for straightening and are to be sent off for heat treatment to bring them up to proper T3 hardness.
The Aerial brace assembly Mk21,876,356,345,353 is about ready to assemble with all parts being "correctly" made now.It,s the simple things in life.
Another area that is making leaps and bounds is our restoration arm with the sandblaster running hot removing decades of rust and dirt to reclaim a viable spitfire part.Thank you to Tracey for putting in the hard yards in writing up a program to keep accounts of all our parts and keep us organised.
Also many thanks to Robert and Lauren who are now our official First Aid and OH&S people..They will keep track of our health and safety in the workshop so we all go home with all limbs attached.Lauren also makes a mean cake ;)
Is starting to cool off now here so a resergence of energy coming into Winter is helping..

onto the pics..

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