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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cutting piecese and shaping the outside surfaces..

Click here for a Flickr slide show of some more progress.  the frame pieces are cut and machine shaping has begun.  They are still full thickness and appear quite heavy.  Tomorrow I will thin them down and taper them.  Exciting!


  1. Beautiful -- great wood, graceful shapes!

  2. Hi Marge,

    Thanks! I'm posting a few more photos tonight showing the tapered pieces, which are much more graceful. :-)