Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ten years later, 2005 after I had left Scales Mound I got a call from the school janitor saying that the foot and base were rotting and could I repair it? I sawed off the body and rotting foot. Dug in and "planted" a 6 foot log that I had in a new hole. Then mounted the body to it and carved a new leg, foot and books. The results were very good.
Another 10 years passed and this June Jim Glasker, the janitor, called and said the Hornet was in trouble again. This time the base log was rotting and would I look at it? When I showed up the Hornet was down and in two pieces as shown in the top picture.
The solution this time would be a treated 6x6 base, bolt on the carving with angle irons and then fiberglass the entire carving. This should do the trick for many years to come and Jim's retirement!