New Expert Pendulum Comb
The Expert used to do everything that was mechanical, from grinding the combs and cutters for every shearer, to fixing the cook’s oven.
In the shearing teams the Expert was the back bone of the team.
If he was useless nobody got a cut, the sheep kicked like hell for the shed, hand pieces ran hot and in general work was hard.
If the Expert was good however, the opposite happened; sheep would sit, more sheep were shorn, hand pieces ran cool, combs flowed, and every cutter cut. There was laughter and banter, and the days went quick.