Marcus and Lizzie turned up, which is fabulous because Marcus is a timber framer by trade and just got given a job and did it. Hooray!
And Lizzie is crafty and clever and can be easily trained to use machines and cut to lines, which is all mortising is really. It’s so lovely to have both of them here. Just til Friday, though, as they have real lives to get back to.
Nick’s been cutting up my lengths of steel bar to make podging pins.
His welding helmet is the best. Like something out of a superhero movie.
And all these offcuts of wood put us in the mood for a fire every night. Though of course they’re too green to burn yet, so we have to burn the older stuff. Of which there is plenty.