Doug's metal lathe is one of his treasures and was, unfortunately, covered in flood water when the Maranoa River burst its banks in February. Along with his lathe, a valuable book called 'How to Run a Lathe' was also lost.
Yesterday, however, Doug found this book in a plastic bag, in amongst a pile of rubble. He has dried it carefully and is photographed separating the pages.
For Doug, he finds it explains everything about metal lathes in a clear and easy to follow way. It's his Bible! Drying it out and separating the mud stained pages with a knife has been just one of Doug's hundreds of post-flood tasks.
Doug's workshop is now clean and well-organised -- which makes him a happy man!