Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Winding Stairs


Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Nice photo, interesting composition and crystal clear focus like all of your photography.

But also, as an amateur builder, I was most impressed with the workmanship that went into that set of stairs. Wow!

Rick Lee said...

Unusual for an office building for sure.

Fred Friar said...

Nice, all done with duplicator lathes, and computer designed, not much "workmanship". When you get close to Plesant Hill, Kentucky, photo the stairs at Shaker Village, all done by hand, no power tools, real craftsmanship now all but lost. Hope your craft is never replaced by a computer.

Rick Lee said...

I've been to a couple of Shaker villages up in the northeast, but never the one that's more in my back yard over in Kentucky. I'm going to have to make that trip sometime soon.

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

That all may be true, but as one who not only has to measure twice, but 4 or 5 times before making the one cut, I'm impressed.

I would also venture to say CAD and multi-tool manufacture like that lowers the price and makes it more readily available and affordable for the bourgeoisie. Hand craftmanship is to be admired, but your production will never satisfy the demand.

Sort of like mixing two phenoxy herbicides in ester form, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) a gallon batch at a time.

That's not going to do much for the bottom line. But crank it out in rail car quanities and bingo! You satisfy demand and make a nifty little profit and maybe even sweet little commission along the way.

So there is something to be said for modern manufacturing processes. I would bet that some folks livelihood depended on it.