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Tutti Fruity!

This POP of colour is exactly what is needed to lift sprits whilst storm Gareth is whipping rain and wind on the windows of the workshop! 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk Coated in juicy orange vitreous enamel, this re-enamelledstandard cooker is off to it's new home soon!

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk I love climbing up to the workshop when Matt, one of our talented engineersis on site, to see what is coming in and out on the job sheet. 

Unwrapping the card to see what colour treats await is ordinarily my most favourite workshop activity,..

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk It would seem that if you linger a little too long, Matt will put you to work. My task, eagerly undertaken, was to drill and tap the thread for a standard ash pit door ball catch!

This is a tricky job, involving firstly suppressing a 3" long spring into it's home whilst holding the bearing and housing in place on the end, and then turning to engage the catch with the thread in the original casting. All this has to be coordinated in such a way that you don't propel the ball bearing across the workshop and into a colleague! 

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk We are purists when it comes to using parts that are original castings, this can however mean that decades of wear can reduce the threads on some of the cast detailing. This is not a problem however when Matt, engineer and range cooker craftsman is around. He had me drilling a hole, dead centre in the ash pit ball catch, so that it could then be secured from the rear of the back plate..

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk I was very proud indeed and relieved to complete this task, but then I needed to tap a new thread..

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk A very satisfying task feeling the tool engage. I am proud that this is what we do! Lovingly and patiently restoring details in a way that has integrity and longevity.

 

Re-enamelling service in vitreous enamel suitable for Aga range cookers Refurbishment and re-enamel re-coating re-surfacing of an Aga range cooker by Blake and Bull Uk The proudest moment of my Blake & Bullcareer to date! I completely restored and prepped a Dark Pewter ash pit door, ready to go to it's new home. 

I wonder what I will get to explore next, I would like to get my hands on a lid liner...

Katy x

Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.

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