|In need of some TLC|
On what threatened to be a wet, grey, chilly, miserable day Frank H and Lynda tackled the long list of in-house tasks at Mount Shed.
Ken had already returned the fuel type brush-strimmer with the carburettor and filter problems resolved. Additionally he had used a grinder to put an effective cutting edge on the mattocks, and re-charged the Li-ion 18 V batteries that are compatible with the hedge- trimmers, light growth strimmers and angle grinder.
This left Frank and Linda to work through a list of general tasks - sharpening/oiling loppers; cleaning/oiling all the saws; checking and replenishing the tool bags/tool buckets; cleaning out the azad tubs; cleaning/sharpening/oiling/re-colour-coding the azads; re-charging the Ni-Cd 24 V drill batteries; cleaning/oiling all collapsible workbenches; cutting some timber; cleaning/oiling the mitre saw; painting the tops of some marker poles; sharpening all wood chisels and sweeping out the whole depot etc. Phew!
Despite the forecast, the weather improved so it was soon warmer outside the depot than in! Our assessment earlier in the year that an old weaving shed would be an oven in summer but a fridge in winter was proving to be very accurate. However, virtually all our equipment has now been cleaned, sharpened, oiled as appropriate and is in full working order! "Long may it last!" ... or do we mean, since on-site tasks restart next week, ... "How long will it last?"
(No photos were taken due to the lack of excitement involved in looking at a picture of a re-charged battery!)