Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Long overdue new post

Good to post again! Ive let this valuable venue fo
r thought and sharing languish much too long! I hope to post much more regularly from now on. Check back soon and see what im thinking. Thank you for checking my blog. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

new site for my knives-now available for sale!

|I have started a google blog for my handcrafted knives called "Taylor Handcrafted Knives". You can click here to visit it: taylorhandcraftedknives.blogspot.com. If after visiting you have any questions or want to purchase any knife you see email me at: rickeyataylor@gmail.com for more info. Some of the knives may be available on ebey and if you want to purchase directly, or make a non-ebey offer to purchase I will gladly listen (but no lowball offers please!).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

my cigar rolling video was added to the Leaf Only site!

My Utube video on rolling a cigar was added to the commercial site LeafOnly.com which I mentioned several times (favorably I might add!) in the video. Leaf Only is a Connecticut based company offering wholesale and retail tobacco and whole tobacco leaf to the public.

my cigar rolling area and tools

Rolling a BIG cigar

a video of me rolling a cigar

Saturday, July 17, 2010

my new ride

Bought used but at a great price! Suzuki Burgman 650. I love to 2wheel!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rendered stills from project in REVIT 2009

Here are stills from the project created in REVIT by Autodesk shown in the video below. It is a 3 story house on the water in Dunedin Florida. I exported the sheets into Autocad 2009 for final drawings.
Renderings were generated from within REVIT and not touched up in any other program.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New old pic has surfaced...

Found in an old book on the civil war: my great great grandfather with fellow officers in front of the command tent. See if you can pick him out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Slightly misguided...

What is wrong with this picture?? Or should I say what is RIGHT?? This is an actual patent drawing from an actual US patent from the 1870's. The parachute was attached to his head and the shoes had a energy absorbing cushion. It was designed for escapes from high buildings in case of fire or emergency. Not much actual physics involved with this one; and I think a fatality is certain with or without the device in a high escape!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Glass House #2

Another concept utilising a continuous sheathing of commercial storefront glass.

Glass House #1

This concept residence is entirely enclosed in commercial-style storefront glass. Storefront glass comes in a multitude of colors and tinting which can be mixed and matched.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shipping container house using vertical units

Concept residence using shipping containers in the vertical position. Stairwells are contained in the vertical support units. Super quick on-site construction. The containers can be sheathed to disguise their original purpose.

Concept "Hover-ball" personal vehicle

This is an improvement on a hovercraft which would allow for use on normal roads and if approved for use on highways. It uses inflated ball unattached in sockets as a "connection" to the road. It would be precisely steerable and could literally stop on a dime. Replacing a "tire" would be as simple as lifting the vehicle and rolling the old one out and rolling a new one under the socket. It would use all current technology and talk about a smooth ride!

Concept Dome-Home

This is a concept for a home within a rotating-opening acrylic dome. With present technology the dome would have to be in small sections in a steel frame or casement (6'x12' or so each section). The dome rotates open to allow fresh air and exposure.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Concept Force-Feedback Taillights

Concept to provide a system to relay to following drivers how hard a driver is breaking.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"POD" concept for manned orbital insertion

This is a concept to "rethink" how we get astronauts into orbit. Instead of constructing a vehicle and making it an environmental envelope for the astronauts, we make individual environmental "PODS" for each astronaut and create a lifting system to deliver the "PODS" to an orbital ship or the space station. It is far easier to create a hardened egg-like environment (as opposed to a ship) which meets vehicle lifting capabilities. This concept has greater viable surviveability in case of catastrophic failure than what we have now.

Concept "Tower House"

This is a fun look at designing a house in the style of a fire lookout tower! Big money big structure...big fun!!

Concept "Wave House"

Here is a concept for an unusually-shaped residence enclosed in a shell of storefront glass.

Levee breach stopgap concept

This is an attempt to conceptualise an answer to a catastrophic levee breach due to undercutting,washout or overtopping. We saw Corps of Engineers dropping giant sandbags into the breaches in New Orleans levee after Hurricane Katrina. There is a serious need for multiple solutions to this problem.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Self-sufficient building concept

This is a tower self-sufficiet building concept with angled elevators and helipads.

Concept Pedestal waterfront house

This is a conventionally designed and constructed residence on a pedestal support.

Concept "container" Monopod House

This is a concept residence constructed of shipping containers assembled on top of a billboard monostand with circular stairs.