Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Hatching a plan part 2

(sorry, the pun was just too good not to use again)

I had noticed that the varnish on the wooden sliding cover of the main hatch was starting to peel a little, and when i picked at it it came off in great peeling sheets leaving sodden wet wood beneath. Not good. So i stripped off all the remaining varnish so that i could let it dry off for a couple of days...

...at which point it then rained solidly for about 2 weeks...

Eventually it eased off for a couple of days, so i could sand it down and dig out the rotten wood from a couple of places where it had gotten rotten.

Before treating it with wood hardener, and then filling the holes with wood filler.

and then eventually varnishing it all.

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