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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Chair Refinements..

I added a back rest and arm rests.  I trimmed back the corners of the seat, and lightened the upper members, so I'm feeling a lot better about the lines, though I'm I still not satisfied with the arm supports.  I have an idea for an ogee shape for them that might be better.  Also, I still have arch the bottoms of the seat stringers.

Tomorrow.

Meanwhile,  a fellow named Paco is helping me add some plies to the leaf springs on my truck, to firm up the suspension, and to cure the lean to the right by adding an extra ply on that side.  We went to a junk yard today and bough a suitable leaf spring to cannibalize.  The junk yard folks were true-to-form crude people, but very helpful none the less.




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