February 10, 2009

Sunday 25th January

Dave installs the round sink

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Rain clouds are on the horizon.

making_shelter

First job of the day: a makeshift weatherproof workshop…

sink

…for Dave to put his brilliant carpentry skills to work, creating a surround in the trailer for the round sink he donated.

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Step 1: decide on the ideal height of the sink for comfortable washing and saw a section out of the existing structure: a partially demolished cupboard.

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Step 2: use a hammer and chisel to knock out the unwanted piece of hardboard.

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Step 3: cut a length of sterling board about 2″ wide

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Step 4: saw grooves into the length half an inch apart to make it bendy

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Step 5: secure the bendy strip against the wall of the trailer with a bolt

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Lunch break! The cook of the day is Anna: who made a delicious meal of rice and lentils with carrot and leek stew.

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Followed by fresh coffee!

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Step 6: cut two pieces of sterling board to size for the sink surround using a jigsaw

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Step 7: fix the two pieces together with wood glue and clamp

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Step 8: the sink fits snuggly

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a bit of sealant and varnish will finish the job

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with plumbing and taps to follow of course! Great work Dave! An essential kitchen item has appeared in the trailer.

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We finish the day looking at the sketches and work in progress Anna (graphic designer) has made for an Energy Cafe logo. She’s also been doing a lot of research on wild food: about eating fresh pine needles tops with sugar, drinking sap from Birch trees, spring daisy soup and fishing for eels with hazel rods…

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