Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Things cooking in my kitchen




Maybe we'll have a fridge and be able to do the washing up in Medemblik next weekend.

Monday, April 14, 2014

2 cubic metres of German oak




For a marvelous cabinet project in Beilen we have bought 2 cubic metres of German oak.
To turn in into planks who better than a couple of 'Tischler' (German carpenters) and one large German saw. Thanks, Mario and Houke.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Now you see it, now you don't










The folding bench aboard the IJssel is varnished and installed, and works as advertised.
The right height to lean against while standing and sits a treat folded out with a couple of nice soft cushions.
Wish we were the ones taking her out for a spin tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Can I be a table?




Olive-heart Ash (sounds like a cowboy) leaning against the workshop wall.
This would make a fine table, but these planks are going to be bed boards.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Little pine cupboard




There used to be a small pine cupboard here, in the corner of the forward cabin aboard the tug IJssel. Now there is again.
Our next challenge is to stain it so that it looks as if this one has always been there.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Varnishing act




As a number of projects reach completion together a corner of the shop has become a paint shop.
Here the two parts of the folding bench for the tug IJssel flank a boom for the 16m2. The final coat on the IJssel's mast is dry and the mast is back aboard.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting warmer




Four weeks to go but we're getting there gently. Battens in and painted, insulation in and will be taped off today. Raised roof glued up and ready for epoxy and glass sheathing and the hatch arriving this afternoon.
Lots of real work too though, so we'll just keep going, step by step.