These past few weeks, with the inclement weather, the York Congregational trim has kept us busy in the shop. Using a steam box, we carefully scraped the lead paint from the trim pieces, made dutchman repairs, and filled nail holes with West System epoxy. We were able to repair 90% of the scroll-shaped trim that surrounds the clock-faces, and about half of the curved pieces that create the outline of the clock-faces. The pieces at the bottom of the curve collect the most rainwater, and all needed to be replaced. In order to cut the bevel on the concave edge of the new circular trim, Keith tilted the table of the bandsaw, and made a circular track for the trim to ride in.
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