Workshop Projects #1: From a 200 year old ruin into a workshop - Part 1

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Blog entry by Serradura posted 09-26-2013 04:23 PM 1923 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For some time now we’ve made blog entry’s about the restoration of a 200 year ruin into a workshop. Now we present this ongoing story in a video entry. More photo’s, more information about the journey… Hopefully there will be more video’s in the future, not only about the workshop, but also about the projects that will be made in it. Now I’m new at being in front of a camera, speaking in a non native language, so any tips and comments are welcome.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 05:54 PM

Excellent video, very enjoyable to watch. I’m looking forward to seeing the next installment. Good luck with the shop construction, hope all works out well for you.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 06:08 PM

Thanks for sharing, I’ve followed your blog entries earlier and enjoyed the video. Probably will be making some life changes ourselves in the near future.

-- Fergie in CO

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 11:01 PM

That was a great video.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 12:03 AM

Even though you don’t have a big budget, you have a castle. You are a creative guy with a wonderful partner. Watched two of the videos which are creative again and again. I’ve watched the blog almost from the beginning. It’s an adventure in living that you are sharing. Thanks!

Don’t know if its my end but noticed a buzzing through out?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 05:57 PM

You and your partner have made a great workshop, and have reclaimed a small part of the world in doing so.
Your comments were clear and easy to understand, your video and computer skills are way better than mine,
my only complaint is that I can not come and see this workshop myself. Thank you for sharing your journey
and I will wait patiently for the rest of your story and some projects from the workshop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 10-05-2013 02:55 PM

Very nice video and well presented. I have done quite a bit of stonework and foundation construction myself and I found it very enjoyable, but also hard work, so I can well appreciate what you have accomplished with your new shop. I also very much like the aesthetic value of your work and I think the result was well worth the effort you and your wife put into it. Now I’m looking forward to seeing part two.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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