Twenty-two years ago we bought Op Hoop van Zegen. Amongst other things we inherited two hooks on a chain, we later learned that these were for lifting drums.
Now with the crane on the workshop spits up and running we were able to use these hooks while emptying the hold.
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.
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.
With Claudia sawing long planks of oak in the background for a new cupboard in Beilen and me planing oak planks to thickness for a farm door, the workshop was smelling sweet this morning.
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.
Here are the three barges mentioed in the previous post.
Cinclus, Op Hoop van Zegen and Hielkje.
2015 started on the Reitdiep with three Dutch barges in a row.
Now we are back in Groningen and back to work. Starting this year the weblog, and ultimately the website will be moving here to Sadler.nl