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 23, 2010

Curving the inside surfaces of the legs...

I drew circles and parabolas on the ends and then drew tangent diagonals at the corners.  Then I extended these as longitudinal guidelines for the initial chamfers, or bevels.
Tomorrow, I'll take the corners off the bevels, or bevel the bevels, so to speak.  Then a final sanding will be enough to create a nice curve around the backs of the legs.



Some oil applied to a rejected test part to see the default finish color.


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