Topping off the floor the next job was to insert the new plastic lining for the side step of the van. Having bartered the guy from CMC down from £35 to £35 (I'm a fully trained negotiator - its what I do) I was pleased with my bargain - at least he told me I should be, as he chased me off with a wrench in his hand.
The Watchful eye of big John
This was a little tricky trying to match up the ply with the step - just a question of trial and error. In this case, lots of trials and lots of errors - but I got there in the end. It was made all the more pleasurable with John (the nextdoor neighbour) watching over me, and wondering how many times I needed to trim the board. Anyway, I eventually sealed the deal with some sealant, which so far has held okay.
The off-cutsErring on the side of caution, this gives you an idea of just how cautious I had been. I made about 10 trips from my bench to the van (about 30 calories each trip), shaving about half a mil off each time - A guaranteed fat burner!