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We walked with Thomas, Katrien and the dogs along the Drentse Aa at Oudemolen. Here is Em climbing the roots of a fallen tree while Thomas is below inspecting the cave formed by the upturned roots.
Yesterday I put the Ash trimming on the bench downstairs. Sasja is going to prime the top piece this weekend where it covers the radiator vents. You can just see the white grating on the right of the picture that should stop olives and small cars falling into the radiators. First job on Monday will be to screw down the top pieces and put all the bungs in.
Next week is the final week of what has been a very long project.
First picture with my new [though James Bond had one two films ago] K770 phone. [Em wanted my old W550] This week Peter built four bathroom cupboards. Though the idea was to quickly build a simple one size fits all model Ekko wanted them to fit exactly between basin and plinth so each had to be fitted exactly. Lots more work but nice cupboards though.
We went to pick up the 16m2 this afternoon. The lighting on the trailer has a different plug to the one on the back of the van, so Jan and Wim Bos offered to bring Truus to her new home in our workshop in Groningen.
We've started work on the Dankbaarheid project. First up are the doors and a sliding hatch. Claudia has planed the posts to thickness and made a template of the doors, to check the opening in the steelwork, before getting to grips with the 'real' wood.
Spring sunshine means the tent over the wheelhouse can come off. I had wanted a picture of Ekko and Chris taking the scaffolding down but they were just too fast. It's good to finally see the finished wheelhouse and it looks good from all angles.
There might be more pictures over on www.cinclus.eu [where you could also book yourself a couple of weeks on the French canals]
One day someone will want a bench like this - like this. Plain pine plywood, no paint, no framing, just a monumental bench.
Until then we'll build them like this, then paint them, frame them, get the cushions made. Not much wrong with that either.
The space under the bench is an air intake for the central heating units, the warm air coming out behind the backrests.
Here on the Cinclus we're gently working our way through the final list of things to be done. Coming weekend the first guests arrive, though the Cinclus will be with us until the season really starts at the end of april.
Been rather busy the last couple of weeks. We're still finishing the Cinclus project and work has started on the Willem Johannes - the boat next door. Here is Harm Jaap getting to grips with the first pieces of wood.