William Warren and I have been working on the bases of the columns on the south side of Stephens-Mackie Hall. We have been building with composite material which does not rot, so they say. In the pictures below it looks like stone, but it is a wood composite material with which we can shape, saw, drive screws, and sand. The very bottom of the bases, though, are steel.
William cut and shaped the parts. I helped him tear the old rotted bases off the building and screw together the new ones. He is teaching me a lot as we go. Most of it, like discipleship, is caught more than taught.
Here are two of the four bases in process. This is work we did inside today while it rained.
UPDATE: Below are the column bases attached to the building waiting for paint: