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    Announcement!!! Work Party happening October 21-22nd (if there’s bad weather, it will be rescheduled to 28-29th). If you’d like to help, please contact Luke Berger to volunteer and get more details. We need to protect the wooden beams before more bad weather occurs, so we want to put a few layers of clear coat on the pavilion beams.



    Hey folks,

    The work is relatively simple but I need as many volunteers as possible to ensure we knock it out in the two days that we will rent a Boom Lift.

    What we need to to do is lightly sand and then varnish the ends of the beams that stick out facing east for the high side of the Pavilion.  The timber is getting dried out and causing checking (cracks), so we need to get several coats of a clear urethane coating onto the wood to prevent further damage.

    We have most of the tools we need and its all easy stuff like a few orbital sanders and then the paint rollers.  If we need anything else I’ll make follow up posts.  I would suggest that everyone bring hats for being out in the sun.  We can only have one or two people in the bucket at a time (depending on the size of the lift we get), but having a good size group of people ensures that we can change-out regularly so people don’t get warn out and we must have safety spotters on the ground while people are working aloft.

    Let me know if you have questions.  I plan to start by 10am on Saturday the 21st of October.  we will go again Sunday if we don’t get it all done on Saturday.  We want to do it right the first time, no short cuts, so 6 to 8 coats of varnish is needed to protect the beams from the sun!

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