Sunday, 10 May 2009

Cratch & GNDN

Cratch - £20.00 worth of materials and six hours work. Now if only I can make an aesthetically acceptable cover for the same price...

We've stayed where we were this week and have done very little. Bit like that plumbing pipework in the original series of Star Trek where the pipes had written on them GNDN (Goes Nowhere Does Nothing).

This week will be very similar as we are preparing to pop over to France in a couple of weeks to clear our little campsite ready for the summer onslaught (I wish). I'll be staying for the summer and Lisa will return after a week for the remainder of the term and then back to France for the remainder of the summer.

Similar to last summer, I will be keeping the blog going with waterways related opinions and photos although they may be a little French leaning I should imagine. Pickles No2 is into a marina for the summer.

6 comments:

Keith and Jo said...

I love the Cratch. It just goes to show anything is possible for £20. It makes you wonder how on earth companies can charge a couple of hundren pounds just for the woodwork.

Pete said...

It's only softwood but the timber for a hardwood cratch would cost about £50 I reckon. Now I know what I'm doing, I knock one up using this one as a template in a year or so.

I'm not sure how they justify the cost either. The cheapest I've seen is about £400. I'm in the wrong business.

Carl said...

£400? You should diversify! It seems a good business opportunity to me even selling them for half that.

Pete said...

You are absolutely right and I will seriously consider it as I already have the tools and workshop on board.

Unfortunately the skill may be a little lacking. Still, the price may make me enthusiastic.

Carl said...

We go 50/50 on this, right?

I'm imagining hardwood cratches, fancy carved cratches... How's Lisa with a sewing machine?

Pearl (Outlaw) said...

Sewing machines and Lisa don't belong in the same sentence!!!!!