Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The seventh window

The lovely little luxe motor ‘Gudrun’ has six windows in the rear cabin.
Each barge has it’s own details and solutions so to avoid making mistakes before starting to saw the expensive Guariuba for these opening windows I will make a seventh one from bits of pine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Oak construction

Though the method of construction is the same, the result is surprisingly different, there being something about a piece of furniture made from solid wood that a plywood piece just doesn't have.
The work has to be done very precisely, which is why Claudia is working on this with her Festool tools and I am aboard a barge.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oak morning

With Claudia in the background sawing long planks of oak for a new cupboard in Beilen and me planing more oak for a farm door the workshop smells sweet this morning.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Two inches of snow greeted man and dog this morning but with the temperature already above freezing it'll be gone by teatime.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No job too small

First delivery of 2015. A single oak plank, sawn, planed, jointed, then glued up for stability as it is on it's way to a bathroom.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Reitdiep, last day of 2014

Nice to see our own barge motoring past. Thank you for the video, Maarten.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lowering the mast

One of the things that Claudia insisted on when contemplating a loading mast, was that it had to be able to be lowered in a few minutes - just like Antoon aboard m.s. Nynke - and raised just as easily.
Here is the proof that I have, as always, listened to her every word.
Now we are ready to leave early next morning, out of Groningen to escape the fireworks.

(Time lapse film was inspired by Dylan Winter at - ;)