It’s been way too long since the last post… just goes to show how busy we’ve been.  A new entry is in the works, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of what can happen when drilling through-holes in the hull.  Walter hit this wrought iron drift with a 2″ hole saw as he was drilling his very last hole.  After hitting it, Walt was able to drive the damaged rod out through hole that he’d just drilled.


This is an advantage of using big tools.  A smaller drill would have seized and twisted wildly, possibly injuring the operator.

We keep the destroyed drift on our break room table because it’s just awesome.

Oh, this particular drift was installed during the current restoration by the way.  Not original fabric!