Sanding of the exterior staves of the press basket look very promising. Next week I’ll start on the interior portion of the staves. Should go well. In the meantime, the press will remain covered up to protect the wood from the rains which seem to come at the drop of a dime. I’m not too embarrassed to admit to frequently looking out the windows into the courtyard to check it out. I’m fairly excited about it.
Note: Some of the staves near the bottom look dark since they are wet