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The Observatory Interior

On Monday 10th November work started on the interior of the new Dick Chambers Sutton-at-Hone Observatory.

CMHASD members Steve Floodgate, Andy Barber & Bob Byrne spent the whole of Monday working on the observatory. They erected the stud wall and plaster boarded one side. All the floor supports went in and all the wall plates were fitted. They then started on the joists and managed to get about half way through fitting all the joists that day.

On Tuesday 11th November, fourth CMHASD member Dave Grist joined Steve, Andy & Bob to continue working on the observatory.
They insulated and finished plaster boarding the stud wall of the control room. They finished fitting all the joists & and all the noggins. They then fitted the flooring and put the temporary steps in place which you will see in the photos below.

Steve, intends to return next week with Andy, to do all the finishing bits like the skirting boards and stud wall capping. They also hope to start on a frame for the window too :-)

Below are a selection of photos showing the fantastic work Steve, Andy, Bob & Dave have done on interior of the new Observatory. Thank you Guys - A great job done!
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Steve & Andy.....

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Thinking..........
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If nothing else works............try this!
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A happy Steve :-)
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Andy busy in the control room.....
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Peek a boo.......
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Members Malcom & Derrick testing out the new floor :-)
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Chairman Simon testing the floor too :-)
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The new floor
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Temporary stairs
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The beginnings of what will be the control room......
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The new stud wall of the control room - with a window built in - to view the telescope.
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Member Andy Barber testing the stairs he help build....
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Members including Dave Grist, admiring the new interior ......
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Nearly ready for the telescope to be installed!!!!!
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