Not a lot done today - the morning was taken up by an interrogation by the local Planning Authority's consultant 'farming adviser' over my application for planning permission for a tractor shed. I wasn't looking forward to it, but in the event he went away convinced it WAS needed for agricultural purposes (honest!) and I almost managed to sell him a freezer pack of lamb
By the time he'd left, the heavens opened and there was no chance of pulling the table out side for grinding - so how to proceed
Then I remembered a recent 'impulse purchase' of a rather nice electric Die Grinder - this was occasioned by not being able to dress welds back as neatly as I'd wanted to on the Flail Mower - the usual 'fixing the previous problem' purchase
...well the Die Grinder hasn't been banned from the clean workshop, as after all it doesn't chuck grinding dust everywhere, only filings, and as it's Tungsten Carbide bit is a small diameter they don't go far anyway
So I ground back the welds aiming to weaken them enough to break them and leave the parent metal untouched - largely successful but a bit of filler before a coat of paint will hide any imperfections.
The locating bar came off nicely, then I attacked that odd 'lump' on the inside of the frame only to discover that in fact there were three of them. I suspect he had had the slat supports running at right angles to where they are now, and these are the artefacts surviving his re-make. Well off they came and with a bit of hand filing everything got dressed back to an acceptable level allowing the duct to fit (I hope - still not got the quote yet)
Anyway - have some pictures