This week we’ve finally come to the end of a back-log of work that I should never have taken on. Don’t worry, I’ll have a jolly good moan about all that soon.
Working on our barns is a bit like one of those games, where you have to slide a piece out of position, to move another one round, and hopefully, with a bit of faffing about, you get a full picture. I haven’t a clue what that game’s called, but I’m sure you know what I mean.
We’ve decided that now is a good time to switch my work area from one barn to another.
Our current workshop has about 1000 square feet of usable space. But, it’s becoming more and more mixed use, since we’re so limited on good, dry buildings at the moment.
This next move is for creating a space that gives the videos and the blog, a dedicated, uninterrupted area of their own.
This current barn is ancient. It’s also large, tall and open, which makes it hard to cordon areas off, or to do a good job of sound proofing and keeping the out doors out in general. And that includes a donkey.
Vacating this larger, older barn will leave it ready for some much needed work next year. Work that needs to be done right.
Whilst not vastly smaller in floor space, the new-to-be workshop is a lot lower and also half as old, making it a little less of a relic. The solid, 18″ thick brick walls are also in very good condition.
Overall it’s going to be a lot simpler to fully sound proof, and I’m looking forward to having a dedicated workshop again.
Making videos will become a lot easier, particularly the spur of the moment Rants that we want to start up again for the blog.
Of course, this isn’t going to be as simple as pallet trucking a workbench, and traipsing a chest full of tools over there. Whilst the building is structurally sound; including a good roof, there’s still a lot to do.
I’ve already had to smash the floor right out, it must have been about two foot thick.
Next there’s the roof to insulate and sound proof, then there’s the matter of having no electricity yet.
And finally there’s a door and frame to build, along with some windows (more to follow on those).
So I’m having this weekend off. I might go on one of my nutty walks of something. And Monday, I start… should have it all done by dinner.