Monday, December 31, 2012

Are we there yet?

Sitting next to the wood-burning stove polishing the new Kromhout engine's badges and listening to #FionaApple's' The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will Serve You more than Ropes will Ever Do'.
( - just wanted to type that :)

Location:U T Delfiaweg,Hoogkerk,The Netherlands

Friday, December 28, 2012

Meanwhile, back in the kitchen

Claudia chooses to make a start on the second part of the kitchen rather than help me with the washing-up. A fair division of labour.

Location:U T Delfiaweg,Groningen,The Netherlands

Kromhout 6TS

So suddenly we are the proud owners of a late '50's 6-cylinder Kromhout TS diesel engine.
Today we collected all the loose bits and in the first week of the new year we'll fetch the heavy bit and come up with a plan.

Friday, December 21, 2012


It doesn't help us get everything done before the Christmas break, nor does it look like it'll be with us till Christmas, but while it's white and fluffy it is rather nice.

Monday, December 17, 2012

While with my other hand

(Glad that BlogPress still works. )

Before we had to leave we had our first insurance inspection aboard 'Zwadde'. Our cabin walls and general plan passed with flying colours and we have the go-ahead for stage two.

While we were away Peter has been busy jointing and planing and has got all the doors and frames ready.

Now I'm back on my knees getting the showers and toilets ready for the first layers of epoxy.

Everything at once

Back at work after a week in England and nobody has done anything for us. So it's everything at once in the small gap between now and Christmas.
Here we're scarphing beech plywood for a long work table for a local product designer.