We finally get it ON THE WALL! Yeah! There is still a bunch more work to do...Stay tuned!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Here is a Highlight video of our progress on the Doric Build. Look for more progress in the up coming week! We will be installing the Modillion blocks that we made (as seen in the video) and we will be installing the rest of our molding on the entablature. We are Almost ready to set the entablature on the columns. I know both Rob and I are anxious to see it up on the wall. Its just right around the corner! We will be installing this using a "French Cleat" method. Ill have more on that after we get it installed.
So exciting! This project is really consuming not only my time..but my thoughts as well. I just hope that some day I can build this again for a customer....
Saturday, September 18, 2010
There was LOTS of work involved in making these blocks. However we did NOT cheat on the details, and layed out every guttae drop.. yes all 36 of them per block!
Tomorrow ( 9-19-10 ) we will have them all installed with some of the moldings and will be working on the corona and terminating cyma.
you can follow our progress shots of this build here:
Doric Order Construction Gallery
Look for an update very soon with more pics and a video highlights of our project up to date. I should have something to post after this weekend. :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
There are countless apps that can help you run your business, and communicate more efficiently with customers and employees. I wanted to find apps that I can use on a jobsite to be more productive. Here are few Apps that I use quite frequently to help me out as a carpenter.
|Main Screen Interface|
|Help Screen Illustration|
-SIN COS TAN features
-“Tape feature” that is a history of calculations for recall purposes
-“Roof Function” calculates material for gable end roof (roof area, # of shingle squares, # of shingle bundles, # of 4x8 sheets, floor plan area)
-Drywall function: calculates number of sheets of drywall, sheathing, or plywood needed
-Hip and Valley rafter layout
-The new stair baluster layout 2.0 version ( I use for wainscoting)
Just to name a few!
Friday, September 10, 2010
At last...This is the job I have been waiting for, a possible once in a life time project...
My buddy Robby Myer, who is opening a new Architectural Millwork super store has invited me to help him design and build his new show room. I just couldn't wait to get started on all the cool details, as well as the chance to work with Rob who is super passionate and knowledgeable about architecture as well as an experienced finish carpenter. I am anxious to learn a few tricks from an expert in design, and millwork as well as show off a few of my own. Rob also has a full shop with industrial wood working tools, and festool line, complete with dust collection to make this project that much more fun!
Over the last week, I have been working with him on the design for the main customer service counter to start, and after a couple days of kicking around many ideas and digging into my favorite book 'Get your house Right" as well as "Traditional American Rooms". We decided to recreate history as a homage to the ancient Greeks and build a classical Doric Order surround, complete with Fluted columns, Full entablature featuring Tryglyphs and Gutte drops, and a full cornice with custom modillion blocks, and egg and dart supportive crown, and a full pediment. We are using the proper scaling of the Doric order to get all the proportions as close as we can, but at the same time using the available moldings and components that will be stock inventory at the new store. This adds some challenge to the project as well as integrating illuminated icons and logo signs in the "metopes".
Check back for more updates and pictures. I'll have a gallery up on my Picasa of the progress pictures soon and we maybe doing a collaborative article for http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/ but we have LOTS of work to do first...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here is a video I made today to show the results in MDF face frame assembly using 2 techniques
Pocket Screws & Corrugated Fasteners. I tested the flushness results using an Engineers square and some paper and 120 sand paper sheets. The results were very close.
They both work great and have their place. Take a look!