Temperatures rose today sufficiently for me to get my chainsaw fixed, having previously given up in frustration when the tiny tubing became so rigid with the freezing air temperatures that I couldn't reassemble it!
Anyway, thankfully I got it working. So spurned on with Port Na Storm's comment about looking forward to see the lead keel being cut with a chainsaw (from a long distance!) , I took out my video camera to record the process. John Brooks, Somes Sound designer and ever available to offer sound advice and encouragement, gave me the hint that a chainsaw was known to be quite a good tool for cutting lead keels. Initially I was quite dubious, but since I had a very small cheap "Florabest" 40cc saw which I bought in Lidl for less than €100, I thought it was worth a try. Good advice John, it worked a treat!
|Off-cut from lead keel|
|Florabest chainsaw - small 16" saw|