After two twelve-hour nights at the cloud factory, my day started at one pm. The first job on today’s list was to go and see the lads at ATS Euromaster in town. Sure enough they had fitted new boots to my Ripon wheels and kept the nearly new good year tyre that came on one of them.
Ha but, they weren’t getting off that lightly, there was the small matter of swapping the winter tyres and the original road tyres around, after all the spend was nearing five hundred squids so in my book that equals a little extra graft from them.
These five spokes look rather good on her.
Its amazing what fits in the back, theres eight wheels and one spare tyre in there.
Once home and unloaded, the set I’m sticking on eBay got a wash and photo taken.
And the offroader’s have been stashed ready for the bad weather.
Next task, install a couple of peanut holders in the rustic bird feeder.
Found a nice bit of mesh of just the correct gauge as not to let peanuts through, once the size was measured then off I went with the chainsaw. Two, inch and a half channels cut at ten inches long and around an inch deep were cut in the slopes of the upright, on the angle as to make the nuts always fall to the mesh
The top of the pole may be modified yet. I have a plan in my head to make a rustic top hat, this will cover the dished top to store seed instead of letting the birds and the elements at it, stopping it sitting with water.
Then all I need is a Shute to supply the top most perch platform and its little seed trough
But that’s very much a work in progress. Well that’ll do for this evening, as a hot bath and a glass of red await my full attention.
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