In this episode, Leo cuts and fits the big hook scarph in the Purpleheart for Tally Ho’s Keel timber.

It’s a very dense hard wood, so it takes some time, and lots of tool sharpening, to get the faces nice and clear, fitting well. Moving these timbers around is a real challenge because of their weight (the larger one is about 1.5 tons), but is possible with lots of levers, jacks and rollers, and is "just the kind of work I enjoy."