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, October 15, 2010

Making Glides

I made glides for the bottoms of the legs.  I used a black plastic cutting board for material, a very hard, layered plastic.  I built a platform to clamp to the legs to support a trim router which I used to cut the plastic to fit the legs.  Click here for the Flickr pics.

Tomorrow, when the shop is relatively empty, I will take the chair into the relatively dust free bathroom and apply the final finish coat of polyurethane.

Sunday, I will sit down. :-)

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