The 5's new upper boss, waiting while the sealant cures. The white PVC pipe is aligning it with the hole in the floor.
The 5 received its new upper rope boss this afternoon.
Three of our bells’ upper rope bosses split at some point, and the 5′s is the third to be replaced (the treble’s was replaced on Jan 6, and the 2′s on Nov 15). This completes the upper bosses.
The replacements are red oak, ¾” finished thickness, rounded and smoothed to prevent rope wear, and bedded about ¼” off the floor on silicone sealant to keep them dry and ventilated.