On Friday afternoon Phillip and Lee shook hands after finishing off all the fibre-glassing - they are working ahead of schedule. That meant that this morning they could begin trimming the edges off the fibreglass and pop off the fibre-glass shell. They then peeled back the silcone cover, turned the cannon over and the same procedure was repeated. The result is two perfect moulds ready for casting. The cannon was put back up onto a table ready for conservation work to begin after the cast has been made.
Our photos tell the story - exciting progress!
|Covered in fibre-glass with toggles on the top side|
|Prising off the fibre-glass|
|The fibre-glass comes off|
|The silicon gets peeled off|
|The silicon gets laid in the fibre-glass mould|
|The cannon gets turned over|
|The fibre-glass is removed|
|Two moulds ready for casting|
|The cannon gets put back on the table ready for conservation work|