Thursday, October 30, 2008

Court House update

This shows the continued detail work on the roof and tower. I have also spent considerable time working on reducing the size of this file. Reducing the sides in curved and circular shapes. Also eliminating surfaces and lines that don't show from the outside of the building. Because of the detail in this Victorian design the file is quite large.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1897 Court House

In progress work.
This is the Yreka, CA Court House as it looked in 1897. It is one of the oldest Historic Court Houses in CA. It is currently in danger of being destroyed. Join, Save the Siskiyou County Court House group.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Temple for Cardinal Directions

I created this model because I wanted to design a temple that would represent and symbolize the importance of the cardinal directions of the compos. Also the X,Y,Z directions that are the basis of our understanding of 3d computer design and math. These items are so basic to our understanding of technology and navigation. I wanted a temple or building that persons could visit so that they could think and share what these concepts have brought to human understanding.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My 68 Ford Pickup

This is my 68 Pickup that I have made many changes to. It has The engine, wiring harness, computer and electronics, 33 gallon gas tank, dash gauges, bucket seats, center consul, from a 1993 big Bronco. I've also added power steering from a 250 pickup. The cab has been completely sound proofed, carpets have been added. The truck originally had a straight six which got 11 miles to the gallon at 55mph. With the 5.2 engine and its modifications it gets 22 mph.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beginning Textures

This is the beginning work on texturing the Peters DeWitt building. The decorative Stone arches require a 3d surface. This is done with a SketchUp plug in. This building is made of local brick and sandstone. This also includes beginning experiments on the colors.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Decorative Stone Arch

This is a Decorative Stone Arch created for the Peters DeWitt Building. This is part of the Historic Yreka Downtown Project.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Peters DeWitt Building

Current update work on the Peters DeWitt building. This update has been created form Picture research at the Siskiyou County Museum. The windows and doors on the left side of the building have been added. brick capitals have been added to the roof columns.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yreka, California USA Timeline

This is the start of a project to create a “Time line” in Google Earth. I was lucky enough to attend the 2008 Google Basecamp. I spent some time working with a Google engineer who showed me a project that has been done for Historic London, England. My goal is do something similar with my town Yreka, CA. The time line will run form 1850 to the present. My goal is show the development and change of the Historic part of town during the time line period. It is also hoped that by using the local TV station and the Museum in town I will be able to recruit some local people to help in this project.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

55 Flying Cloud Window

Work on Window detail for 55 Flying Cloud. This render includes window frame inserts, glass, rivets. Fit is critical in adding windows to body. They are separate components.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

House render Updated

Updated render in Kerkythia. This study was done for planning the new paint scheme for my home. Also the porch has been enlarged with the rounded area and the two porches over the step areas.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Office Redesign

This is the redesign for our office space in our Victorian home.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Garden Bridge

This Garden Foot Bridge was created form the SketchUp design shown below. SketchUp has been a very helpful program in helping me with my projects.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Garden Bridge

These are building project for a local garden supply business.
A friend I are working on these.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Vertical grow green house

A design for a green house to crow vegetables in vertical rows. The curtains of plastic planting pockets are arranged in a system similar to what you see in a dry cleaning shop. These curtains of planting pockets are on a slow conveyor belt system that keeps them moving slowly. A misting system is installed above on a timer. These mechanisms keep the watering and sun exposure set for maximum growth. The purpose of this design is to get maximum production in a small space. The system will be powered by solar.

Monday, April 21, 2008

55 Airstream Flying Cloud

These images show progress studies for the 1955 Airstream Flying cloud that I am currently restoring. Floor Plan layout and general fit are the current purpose of this study.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Flamingo-go-round was inspired by our involvement with Vintage Airstream restoration and group outings. The Flamingo has been an symbol associated with American trailer camping from the 40's and 50's.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pasburg House

This SketchUp image is of our home and the updates I'm currently working on. We are changing the paint scheme and will be adding the curved porch on the left. The shingle treatment in the eves is also and addition.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

French Style modern home

Great Room updated render. Actual background form home location and reflection qualities added. Materials have also been updated.

I've been working on designs for a French style modern home for Dr. Hood. These renderings include some of the areas I've been designing. The stair case design I refer to as the Flamingo Stair Case. Other Iron work designs include the entrance window basket, side porch railings. I've also designed the finish window, fireplace and coffered ceiling designs which I'm currently building and installing.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Foundry for Aluminum and Bronze

This is a design for a foundry to melt aluminum and bronze in casting my sculptures. I have designed it so I can operate it by myself. This is a portable unit that can easily be moved in and out of a storage area. It can be used in an inside covered area or outside. It can also be easily transported to other areas for work. It will be fired by an heating oil burner. The burner will also be a separate mobile unit.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Re-saw tool

This tool is being created for a home make re-saw jig being made to create thin slices of wood to be used as veneer in the construction of a coffered ceiling. This is the part of the tool which will apply even and constant pressure to the wood right next to the ban saw blade. I diagram of the complete jig will follow.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

YV330 Observation Car

progress work on lighting for 330
Interior design comes from a railroad model designed by Jack Burgess. The interior was modeled separately and then exported into the 3d car model.

This was one of the Observation Cars on the Old Yosemite Valley Railroad. This car was built in 1907. After many years of service it ended up in Yreka Ca. and became dinner on the old highway 99 as it went through the town of Yreka. Several years passed again and it became an old railroad car stored in the cities corporation yard. Then it was bought by Wes Swift and restored back to original condition. Is now part of the Niles Canyon historic railroad. This car can be seen by visiting this historic railroad. I can only imagine what a fantastic ride would have been provided by sitting in the back observation area on the way to Yosemite.

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