Sunday, December 30, 2012

**the swinging dick**

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.....swinging dick....
..................rusty nuts....
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Monday, December 10, 2012

** sketch **

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.....just a sketch....
...................12 10 2012....

.......concept sketch from architect on the left....

.............on the right is my preliminary sketch 01....

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.....my original sketches above are very near 3/4 ratio..
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............below is mine at 3/4.
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.....03 06 2013.. sketches below, Charlotte's dimensions - 6'9" x 5'8"....
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.....below, Charlotte's dimensions but scaled to 3/4 - 6'9" x 5'1"....
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Monday, December 3, 2012

**fireplace restoration**etc**

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.....first 4 images are an 8 inch revolving cube.....  
.....produced in August 2011.....  
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.....below are some images from the fireplace restoration..... 
.....Chapman Center at Trinity University.....
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.....Originally, Lynn Ford produced the fireplace....1965......... 
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..the years and the elements took a heavy toll on the original beaten lead
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..In july 2010, Trinity University commissioned me to restore.
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..completed and installed early jan 2011. first image below.

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..images below are detail shots of the hammered lead panels.
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..yessir, lead is my favorite precious metal.
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..the two images directly above and below are about 30 square inches.
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..fireplace front, 25 different patterns, is approx 6400 square inches.
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**22 years ago**

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.....Isaac Maxwell drew the prints.... 
..................Terrell Road San Antonio Texas....
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......this was a residence for Kit Goldsbury and Linda Pace..
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.....22 years ago, this was one of the last jobs for myself AND my dad.... 
.....RIP - Tom Battersby - March 27 1928 - April 8 1992....

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..1st four images - the "Living Room"..
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....................above - looking out from the Kitchen....
.......below - 35 feet from the floor to the cap of this clerestory....
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.............some folks can actually stand inside this firebox....
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.......above - the Library is back there on the right....
.......below - fireplace in the Library....
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.......below - fireplace in the Dining Room.... 
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.......if I remember correctly, we did a total of five fireplaces.... 
.......below - this is a stone fireplace in the Master Bedroom....
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.......above - one of the pair of Maxwell beaten copper clad doors....
.......the doors are each 8 foot high 4 foot wide by 5 inches thick....
.......below - some other shots of our 12 foot wide shell...
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......above is looking into the kitchen........
............below - Vent-a-Hood with clerestory......
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........if I remember - Isaac had us put 12 niches above the cabinetwork........
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.......below - detail of the beaten copper kitchen doors.........
..........above - a beaten copper backsplash behind the cooktop.......
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....below - powder room is too small to get a good shot.......
..........triangular fluted shell capped niche with two niches in the niche......
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.....entry doors - 200 + years old - 8' high - imported from Europe.....
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.......below - down to the Wine Cellar with the next four shots......
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......above and below... Maxwell knickknacks on a beaten lead desk.......
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........above - Maxwell copper fixture hangs in the (her) Master Bath.......
........below - detail from oil painting hanging in the (his) Master Bath....... 
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 ........below - detail from behind the house.......
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..I have three blogs..
..the others are..
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.. http://moremud.blogspot.com/ ..
..people places and things..
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..and..
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.. hannibalpianta.blogspot.. 
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..this blog is battlead.blogspot.. 
..things I make..
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