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Meet the finished headstocks - the new buffer beams for the old wagon. In the top picture we see the inside of the southern headstock, showing the number of holes, openings and mortices that have had to be cut into its 4 inches of depth. Ged Pinder has done this amazing wood work to the millimeter accuracy. Tenons on the other chassis components will fit into the square mortices.
Below we see the other headstock, newly painted in black acrylic primer. It does seem a shame to paint over the sapele wood but it has to be done. We have actually fitted this headstock to the wagon and the fit is perfect.