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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kitchen Rafters prepped for scribing

Once we have flown all of the rafters up and placed them on their correct layout, it was time to scribe them down to their final positions.  This is not as easy as it may sound because the tolerances we … Continue reading

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Hollander House Ray-traced Rendering

Here is a ray-traced rendering of the complete Hollander house timber frame that we have designed and are currently fabricating.  The model was created in SketchUp and was rendered in Cheetah3D.  Even with using various techniques to minimize the rendering … Continue reading

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Tally Lake Animation

The Whitefish Lake Institute contracted us to create a 3D model of Tally lake and its surroundings, based off of tens of thousands of soundings that they took of he lake bottom. We used topo maps to create dxf vector … Continue reading

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Proposed Learning Center

It has been my privilege to be a member of the design committee for the Whitefish Lake Institute’s Learning Center.  This multi-use facility will, hopefully, provide Whitefish with not only a dynamic and interactive exhibit space, but also provide visiting … Continue reading

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Timber frame from the air

Here is the timber frame, with the bastard jack rafters installed, as seen from the man-basket of the Gradall.  You can see the beginning of what will turn out to be one of the most epic winters this valley has … Continue reading

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