Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

And more...

I finished rough shaping of the parts and then drilled some square holes (mortises:-)  To handle my pieces, I disassembled the machine and reassembled it with the head hanging over the edge of the work bench.  Then I bolted it in place and built jigs on the side of the work bench to hold my parts rigidly, in precise positions.

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