Category Archives: REPAIRS

UPDATES ON PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS

1910 Moving Scars

When the church was scraped the seam where the church was cut in 1910  to be moved became prominent.

cimg8843It looks as if they cut off the columns at the top to move it also.

Look at line about 6 inches below the capital.

Look at line about 6 inches below the capital.

Some rotten wood was removed for repair revealing that the columns are purely decorative, not actually weight bearing at all.

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Front porch repair on Sanctuary

Last week the column with a gap on the front porch was repaired.

Before

Before

Shoring up the porch.

Shoring up the porch.

Check out the columns  next Sunday.

Also, the leak in the flashing where the link joins the sanctuary was repaired.  You can see new shingles from the Ed. building.

The Bell Repair is Done!

Thanks to Bob Hungerford for his craftsmanship, knowledge, hot, sweaty work and good humor.  He has completed the restoration of the bell. Thanks to Clark, also, his cheer leader, photographer and companion in the hot cramped steeple.  Below are “Before” and “After” shots.  Check the “Bell  and Steeple Repairs” category for more pictures along the way.

"Before"

"Before"

"After"

"After"

Rusty carriage.

Rusty carriage.

New wheel with shiney painted carriage visible above bell.

New wheel with shiny painted carriage visible above bell.

Old, tied together rope on rusty wheel spoke.  Wheel missing.

Old, tied together rope on rusty wheel spoke. Wheel missing.

New spool to control position of rope.

New spool to control position of rope.

Hanging the new rope from Menemsha Texaco.

Hanging the new rope from Menemsha Texaco.

July Bell Work

It was 85o and very tight quarters up in the steeple.

Temporary landing to make carrying parts up easier.

Temporary landing to make carrying parts up easier.

Can you see the "air conditioning".  They spent hours up there!

Can you see the "air conditioning". They spent hours up there!

After they put up the new wheel, some of the old spokes had to be reinforced with wood.

After they put up the new wheel, some of the old spokes had to be reinforced with wood.

Did you know how small the opening is to the bellfry?

Did you know how small the opening is to the bellfry?

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Old spoke, new wood.

Old spoke, new wood.

The wheel in pieces before they carried it up and assembled it.

The wheel in pieces before they carried it up and assembled it.

June 6 Bell Update

Bob has scraped and painted the cast iron carriage in the steeple.  Next he’ll replace the wooden wheel for the rope.
Laying out the template on plywood.

Laying out the template on plywood.

Bob Hungeraford figures lumber necessary.

Bob Hungeraford figures lumber necessary.

Clark and Bob discuss dimensions of rope groove.

Clark and Bob discuss dimensions of rope groove.

How many sections? Have to get up the steeple in pieces.

How many sections? Have to get up the steeple in pieces.