The restoration of No 127 is now making real progress at Stanegate Restorations.
The Trust are indebted to Sara Shrives of Stanegate Restorationsfor the following
photographs and captions. The news section of the web pages will continue to be updated
on a monthly basis.
Dry fit of the first side
Before priming, the first side module was returned to the carriage for a test/dry
Another module for repair
The fourth module has now arrived on the bench, it will be cleaned (inc nail removal)
and then repaired as required.
Side by side
Part of the side module repair "production line" - the work on nearer module has
just begun, and work is much more advanced on the further module.
The small size of a top hinge in the much larger location for the middle hinge.
Under upper waist rail
Another side module under repair - extra support being added under the upper waist
rail to secure the original timber panel.
The main repairs of the first of the side modules have been completed; the framework
is now primed. A dry fit has been carried out already, straight after taking this.....
Splicing in a replacement section to the lower end of this vertical, other repairs
are next on the agenda. The area just above the top of the scarf joint will have
some attention, like the insertion of plugs (treenails) and fillets.
Top rail repairs
This top rail, and the top of the adjacent upright have required repairs, sections
of new timber are being inserted.
Spot the join, these verticals have been repaired and then primed.
Upper tenon - this one has been replaced, currently unpainted as the final joint
will be made later, during final installation.
Window beads have been removed, the surface of the timber is being scraped and sanded
to clean it back to bare wood. A considerable quantity of rusted iron from steel
fixings will be extracted during this phase.
The cill sections are being installed after dry-fitting a few days earlier, the one
further from the camera is only dry fitted. (It was fully installed the following
day) The side module has yet to be removed for repairs, unlike the two from further
away - update; one of the repaired modules has since been dry-fitted.
Further machining - creating the curved sections - has been taking place on the droplight