Welly boot racks for Titchfield School
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We really aren't going into production to make police truncheons although that is what it started to feel like. Titchfield School asked us to make welly boot racks for each of their classes - 6 classes each with 30 pupils (if each child has two boots how many pegs are needed to store all of the boots? - a bit like 'if 2 men take a day to dig a hole, how long does it take to fill it with water?' - I hated junior school arithmetic). So that meant 360 lengths of broom handle, each broom handle cut into 4 pegs - how many broom handles were needed - my head hurts).
Broom handles were cut, ends chamfered and sanded, one end drilled for securing to the cross members and then painted, alternate pairs of pins were painted green and grey. Whilst this was going on the two Colins and Brian were busy drilling the cross members to accept the pegs. There were pegs everywhere, most of them covered with wet paint. It was more like a factory working on piece rate. Still they are now done, the cross members and supporting structure painted and now all delivered and installed - not too sure whether it was luck or judgment that they all fitted but there certainly wasn't any room for error.
All we can do now is hope that they do the job well, maybe the guys that worked on the project will be able to get to the school and join the children 'JUMPING IN MUDDY PUDDLES'