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Above: Kevin Reid enlarging the flange bolt holes on the new rim sections.
The machine in use is a magnetic base milling machine to ensure accuracy.

Above: The axle was found to be only four millimetres off level but it was enough
to warrant making it right. The seven ton component was elevated two inches
using a fifty ton hydraulic jack so that the bearing blocks could be packed with 4 mm steel plate shims.

Above: All 140 buckets arrive in kit form on seven palettes.

Above: Carpenter Mike Dobson starts to glue and pin all the main front boards together.
It was not possible to get timbers in this size and so they had to be made from two pieces.

Above: There are well over a thousand holes to drill in the timber and some
have to go through three timbers. A small rig was made to ensure accuracy when drilling through the edges of the timbers.

Above: The crew commence the task of painting. The boards are given a coat of primer.

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