Friday, 25 March 2022

Warm Work

Now the weather is better, Bob's been finishing off fitting out his Lathe Palace. The contents went onto the Patio.I donned PPE [mask and gloves] and climbed on to my little blue Dalek to fit panels of Rockwool insulation, which Bob then covered with sheets of wood.
This was all costed into our original budget - and think it will make the workshop much more usable**. Craftworkers on The Repair Shop and Kirstie's Handmade Christmas work in freezing barns. They have scarves, thermal undies, and hwbs hidden under their clothes for warmth. 
I couldn't keep a steady hand if I were shivering, so I am glad to think Bob will be toasty warm when he is working out there. Rockwool is made from naturally occurring volcanic rock, it is sustainable,  recyclable, and non combustible.The Lathe Palace should last a long time, I won't be around when it gets recycled. Hidden behind one panel I have written our names and the date with a Sharpie.
** If you want to understand more about work, heat and insulation, then I refer you to the song of First and Second Law of Thermodynamics - as performed by Flanders and Swann sixty years ago. It seems very bizarre now to think this sort of thing was entertainment on TV on a Saturday evening [when there were only two channels, both black and white]
I did enjoy their humour in my youth - but I think I prefer the Repair Shop - especially this edition from Comic Relief, with Dawn, Jennifer and Dame Judi





16 comments:

  1. It's exciting that it's getting closer to completion! I hope we get s video tour when done!

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  2. Lathe Palace will be wonderful, being insulated properly will make it all the more usable.

    Alan went one step further in his Man Cave back in Wales and re-used the small log burner that we took out of the house, snaking the pipework diagonally across to the chimney to warm the whole of the back corner up for working in during the depths of Winter ... and of course it meant he could burn all his little offcuts from woodworking as well as the smaller logs we collected.

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  3. I love that you've written your names there for future generations to see, I've done that in all the houses I've ever lived except for our Suffolk house, best do it here before I forget! It will be a palace when finished!

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  4. Very nice, it's good to have a well insulated shed. You could always have an electric wood burner....if you know what I mean!

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    1. We are hoping that good insulation (plus warm jumpers) will mean we don't need other heating

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  5. It's great that you actually thought about the insulation! I couldn't bear to be working in the cold. Just doing that little bit now will make all of the difference!

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  6. So much better to have it insulated. I couldn't imagine Bob working in a damp cold place in winter! I've never seen "The Repair Shop" and found it very entertaining.

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  7. Sounds like you will have a nice, warm place in which to do the work you are planning to do. :)

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    1. Let's hope he gets lots of items turned on the lathe now it has a proper home

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