The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.07.27 - Tabernacle Preparations

Today's task was to prepare the tabernacle for welding. This involves drilling the holes for the cleat legs, grinding a notch in one end of each leg so that the cross bar does not falls off during the welding and grinding off the black finish to leave bright metal so that the arc welder can make a good electrical contact.

It all looks quite good, let's hope that once welded up it still looks as good.

The pieces all cut and ground away and the cleat legs put into the holes.

A closer look at some of the legs showing the small notch in the tops and you can also see where the blacking has been removed.

Here you can see the cross bars located in the small notches in the legs.