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One small step for a man ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:37 AM, May 4, 2012 [Permalink]

... one large step for Mokuhankan!

What with all the new projects going on here recently, we're running into a real space problem. The four levels of this building are all now pretty much crammed with stuff, and not 'stuff' as in 'junk', 'stuff' as in tools, materials, prints, and blocks!

And now with the very large project for building the wooden cases for Dave's subscription prints building up to a climax, the situation is critical. The other day, when we had to do the first testing of the setup for varnishing those cases, we had to do it outdoors ... in the rain!

What to do?

Well, have a look at these photos ... Here's a photo taken this morning, showing one corner of the downstairs workroom:

Here's the same area seen during an earlier stage of construction:

And here's one taken more than ten years ago, soon after the construction first began:


Well, if I show you this photo, taken from across the river looking back at the overall structure (before my workroom was built actually, but you get the idea of what the building looks like ...)

... you might be able to put 2 and 2 together ... I'll post more photos after I break through!




Added by: Jacques on May 4, 2012 8:51 PM

Are you going to enlarge your house by turning one balcony into extra living/working space? Wow!

Added by: Dave on May 4, 2012 9:22 PM

... by turning one balcony into extra living/working space?


(It's the phrase "put 2 and 2 together" that is the big hint!)

Added by: preston on May 4, 2012 11:39 PM

Are you buying the house next door?

Added by: Dave on May 4, 2012 11:44 PM

Well, not the house, and not buying ... but he and I have made a little deal ...

Added by: Kalle Pihlajasaari on May 4, 2012 11:54 PM

He kets the top floor and you get the bottom three :-)

Added by: Nancy O on May 4, 2012 11:58 PM

Did you mean cutting some of your 'forest' ?

Added by: Jacques on May 5, 2012 3:05 AM

Ah, now I see!

Your neighbour has kindly allowed you to rent the two (2) bottom floors of his house (which he doesn't use anyway as you recently mentioned). Not only that, but your are even permitted to break through the wall separating your house and his in order to make a downstairs entry into his house!

Added by: Jacques on May 5, 2012 6:28 AM

Actually, especially considering your photo of more than ten years back, there already seems to be a passage way between your two houses, for reasons that I can't fathom ...

Added by: Dave on May 5, 2012 9:08 AM

Jacques, it's just the bottom level (which we call B2). So my '2' will be added to his '2' ...

I don't have time this morning to write more about this (it's a varnishing day), but will explain more fully in the next post ...


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