Ajacks since your project line heavily reminds me of boats, I'd love to see you design something involving sailcloth and that wood.
My parents are rebuilding an old farm complex in the middle of our town and I am making some money doing some on and off work here and there, there pretty much is no piece, house or patch of yard I where I haven't done something involving building, gardening, brick laying, reconstructing, carpentry, electricians work, you think of a work, I'm sure I've done it.
So now that everything finally finishes we are getting renters into the 11 flats we built and I am currently doing the content for the website, part of it is finding old photos and doing some before/after shots.
The old pictures suck big dick but I have to work with 'em so here are two of the old main entrance:
Also that restoration of that farmhouse is beautiful! 11 renters, that must be a pretty expensive project overall.
from designer lady again
personally, I agree to a point. I always advise against 'explaining' your stuff by telling a viewer what your piece means conceptually or technically, and hate artist statements. The uninformed viewer can tell you far more about your work than you can tell them.
however I think a professional critique from a professional who's seen everything modern interior design has to offer would still be nice
tl;dr to make money: buy glass delete aspirations kill self
I think the point is pretty clear, as much fun as these awesome designs are, I hope you're keeping functionality in mind for future work so you can maintain decent work in an industry you like, whilst taking more unique projects on the side. The ability to do high end work will draw in attention from people who need 'normal' quality projects much more than if you just show off 'normal' quality stuff all the time, so you're off to a very good start on having a portfolio that gets you places.
also your renders are top-notch, is that V-Ray? I forgot but can only assume.
Thanks Dai for getting some input for me! Although had I known that someone other than student contemporaries were going to read what I said about student shows I wouldn't have said it ;)
As far as my design work, I'm forced by my instructors to move towards less function and more sculpture which I do not like so I am trying to skirt the balance between the two. My main woodworking instructor does not support my designs, he would rather me be making an abstract representation of breasts in rosewood. Right now I'm trying to design to the edges of functionality so that I can think of unique ways to problem solve and then work back in towards stability and function. Basically this process right now is just me playing around with ideas, I'm enjoying the process of problem solving and each design that I implement I'm learning more about the issues of construction and function that I'll take on to the next one.
As far as a career, I'm actually taking the MCAT next year to get into medical school, I'm on track now to finish with my BFA and then go on to med school. But I've always been extremely interested in industrial and furniture design and I've seriously contemplated getting an MFA in the field but I'm a little up in the air right now. I definitely plan on staying in school for a while longer. I've got a few career paths I could take at this point.
Also that is Vray, I just through the model into my little poorly constructed 'studio' setting that I plop all my stuff in for quick renders.
That's really interesting, I'll have to take a look at the design again and see if I couldn't work something like that in for a future verison.
Also yes, it is pretty expensive, the banks own my parents, me and my kids but as I said we are doing much work ourselves which cost more in the beginning when we were trial and erroring(and found out that the old wooden structure of one of the houses had to be replaced due to a wood eating insect that plagued Germany in the 1900's.
Also there is the whole monument preservation laws and I have to be honest: you gotta take a shit on preservation if you want to have the costs in ANY doable dimension, we would've payed 10 to 20 fold the money if we did what the law told us to.
Abou the sailcloth: It's such an organic design, anything plastic just seems unfitting to me.
And sailcloth is really sturdy so I thought it would fit.
Which for a subwoofer enclosure or any speaker enclosure high weight is best for sound quality.
Alright, so you guys might think this to be an odd question, but it's important.
What would be the best way to support the ceiling/roof of a subterranean structure? I was looking at around two or three feet between the ceiling of the structure and the surface itself.
that sounds moderately claustrophobic
I'm no expert, but...
the bigger question would probably be regarding two factors: how loose the earth you're digging into is, and how deep it is underground.
if it's loose, you'll need to cover up a lot of surface area to hold it up, if not completely cover visible dirt. if it's packed you can space it a bit, but obviously be wary. Either way it's going to be a lot of wood. Ideally it would form more of an arch shape to maximize support of the weight above it, even 'square' mineshafts have support beams creating arches amongst the long straight supports
the deeper you are, the more weight you need to bear, so you'll need the major supporting structures closer to each other. I assume you're not anywhere near 'deep' though
When I built my first underground goldmine I used mechanically anchored rock bolts, but on my later projects I used Grouted or friction anchored dowels instead. I found them to be better since the mechanically anchored rock bolts tend to slip and fracture, the grouted dowels don't.
Seriously though, are you guys a bunch of backyard miners or something?
I played minecraft once
also I've had an interest in structural engineering since I was little, I've studied a bit about load bearing, though practical application in things like civil engineering would call for something a bit safer than hand crafted wooden supports
at any rate I'd advise against digging a tunnel unless you've got several people with you and know about any drains or electrical lines buried in the area. Nothing's worse than hitting a pipe, except hitting a cable
Currently working on a headphone amp that will play nice with the wildly varying impedance of my IEMs. If anyone wants I can post schematics when I get it all finalized.
That being said, I'll be moving slowly and I'm not using very many power tools, so if I come across anything I'll halt work and reconsider my location.
Gonna move my washing machine and dryer into my conservatory and hide them with some kitchen units and a worktop.
Need to drill a 40mm hole in the wall for the out-pipe from the washing machine. I'm gonna look for an actual drill bit to do it instead of taking my dads advice of hammer and chiselling half a brick out.
You're going to need a bloody beefy SDS drill for a ~40mm masonry bit (Core drill), especially if it's an old house.
Watch your wrists though!
It's hilarious seeing someone drill a 5"+ hole through solid brick with a handheld drill... It looks wrong.
Any content is content so I'll post.
Today, I fixed two things, my grab handle in my F150 and my vintage Panasonic Auto-stop sharpener, this thing has been out of commission for like two years now and I've finally decided to sit down, disassemble it and figure out why it stopped sharpening. Turns out that these things are incredibly robust, the sharpening blade is actually a very heavy cast spindle, not a cheap little razor blade like most modern sharpeners. Well I found out that there was small rod inside the gearing mechanism that was out of place. Works flawlessly again. (Please note the pencil in the picture had not been sharpened -_- )
Wow from what I can tell these Panasonic's are regarded as some of the best automatic pencil sharpners ever produced. They are industrial strength and go for about $40 on ebay, some cheaper, but mostly around $40. Interesting. Definitely was worth investigating why it stopped functioning.
After getting half way through the wall I realised that there's already a drain in the conservatory, so I don't need to put a pipe through. Doh.
... You have a conservatory? That's ridiculously awesome and I'm jealous (says the college student with three feet of space).
Anyone experienced with concrete?
Thinking of a water fountain or some light posts, my backyard is without much decoration.
(Awesome thread as well, new board to lurk around in for sure.)
Well, I work with it for house foundations, pillars and fences, but not for artistic things as fountains.
I would really like to combine some concrete with a good selection of LEDs; I don't know, my mind runs with such projects.
A bag (at least here in sweden) of concrete powder (that you mix for yourself with water) is 25KG, and son, have I carried many of them.
And as I said, you mix it with just water and can get the consistency you want to have it more or less fluid or solid-ish.