Today we were building and painting signs to go out to various locations on Exmoor. A work ticket is generated with the text for the sign, the direction the finger must point in and what is on each side of the finger.
So a finger with 3R would mean pointing to the right and text on the right side, corresponding to the R on the diagram. A finger with 3LR would be pointing to the right with text on both sides of the finger. The rangers use the same system to ensure that the final sign post has fingers that point in the correct directions with the correct wording on each finger.
This also determines which parts of the post need to be milled out to fit the relevant fingers. The fingers were already made and the lettering on them had been painted.
We needed to mill out the posts and fit the fingers, pointing in the correct directions, using dowels to hold them on.
I was fitting the fingers, drilling the dowel holes, hammering in the dowels and then stacking the posts ready for painting the relevant coloured tips on the fingers.