We are now the proud owners of this little chunk of rural Lincolnshire. The aerial photo is from around 1978 shows the buildings looking a little rough around the edges and things have only gotten worse since.
We’ve definitely got our work cut out but this is going to be a long a fruitful journey. The site comes with planning permission for mixed residential and commercial use so along with becoming our home it is also the new and extensive digs for The English Woodworker.
This little blog is having a face lift and will emerge bigger and better than ever. You can expect our usual posting and woodworking rants together with two new focuses;
– A diary of events on the slow and steady renovation together with our daily lives.
– A new focus on producing woodworking videos from our new and enlarged hand tool workshop.
It all sounds simple spread on to those two lines but this is going to be anything but. Getting to this stage has already meant our lifetimes without holidays, without luxuries and constant 5am starts, and this is just the beginning.
We’re running mainly off shear determination and enthusiasm and should likely be considered mad, but then that’s exactly what this is going to take.
The ambition – to create a celebration of the craft, the skills and the lifestyle of ‘The English Woodworker’.
Further details coming soon…