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Lime Pointing Update

Category: Barn Conversion Journal June 4th, 2007 by mbc

So I’ve managed to go an get myself a new hobby, which is really the last thing I need at the moment as I have more than enough to fill my days as it is. I must admit, I’ve been bitten by the pointing bug.

I’ve also had my first experience of lime in the eye (lime-eye?). It wasn’t pleasant, but could have been far worse – I’m sure contact lenses provide some degree of protection, so long as you don’t use then to trap the lime in contact with the surface of your eye! Plenty of water (bottled at great expense) did the trick.

My main satisfaction has been the small (about a square metre) patch of wall that I’ve completed – cut back the joints, cleaned up, pointed, left to go-off then finished with a wire brush. I reckon I can cover about a square metre an hour, I’m resolutely not working out how long the whole building will take me…

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