2709Hrs – On My Beam Ends
A good solid work session completed today.
First job was to tidy up the filler blocks I’d put in the beam ends and get them ready for the hardwood end caps. Plane and sander were employed and before long I had them all looking pretty.
Next job on the list was to tackle the engine box mounting lugs. These are made of hardwood and are fitted on the forward side of the short mast beam and the aft side of the No 2 crossbeam.
I took my time studying the plans, measuring and marking before cutting the lugs out of some nice seasoned oak.
Before I fitted them I drilled the holes which will take the 15mm stainless steel rods used to support the engine boxes. Apologies if this all sounds a bit confusing but you’ll see exactly what they do a little further down the road.
I was particularly careful marking the hole positions so as to ensure that they were in the right places and that they all lined up. I then used the workshop pillar drill to drill them out accurately.
Here are the mounts epoxied to the No2 crossbeam.
And here they are on the short mast beam.
And lastly a close up of two of the lugs.