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 13, 2010

I bought wood

I bought wood for legs and a beautiful veneer for the seat, arm rests, and back, as well as wood for patterns and jigs.  Ordered a router bit for shaping the fronts of the legs, laid out the shapes on the wood, and then picked up my truck from a brake repair place.  I'm looking into going to Burning Man August 30 to Sept 6, so that's a good deadline for the finished prototype.  I'm trying to locate a shop in Fort Bragg/Mendocino for September.  I have a few leads from my visit to the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg.  I've got to move the prototype forward a bit, first...

fUn! :-)

1 comment:

  1. HI Roy - nice to meet you tonight @ John and MK's! Just saw your pix of Appalachicola - that's v near where my folks live and I'm off there next week! Hope you enjoyed the gulf coast in particular! I look forward to seeing your posts.
    Jill

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