if I didn't manage to get a good shot of you at work, the help is much appreciated anyhow.
The railings from the firetruck were pretty close to the right shape, but there was still a lot of work to be done.
In these photos
Ita uses a portable bandsaw to cut down the old railings from the firetruck.
She's from Uzbekistan and is savoring the proletarian-type work she never got to do in the old Soviet Union. Zan
grinds the arms.
Ita and Zan weld arms and hooks using the homemade welder.
As you can see we've got every kind of commercial welder, but the homemade one is more fun.
Zan climbs a partly done frame to see if it's strong enough. It is!
"do you sail?" I ask. She: "Not really."
That turns out to mean she sailed a square rigger for several months.
Always check people's references!