Fieldbook Sketches - post your favorites

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Fieldbook Sketches - post your favorites

Postby Brian Christensen » Fri May 22, 2020 7:30 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/S2eyVCzwp4XyfLfP6

This sketch was done by Noel Graves in Aug. 1904, prepared as a key for angles turned to points of prominence in Salmon River Country, Siskiyou County, CA.
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Postby mpallamary » Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 am

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Postby Brian Christensen » Fri May 22, 2020 8:40 am

Try it now...
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Re: Fieldbook Sketches - post your favorites

Postby Warren Smith » Fri May 22, 2020 8:46 am

That is an impressive sketch!
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Postby mpallamary » Fri May 22, 2020 10:13 am

Wow! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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Postby hellsangle » Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 pm

Brian . . . those notes were a TEN!!!!

When I was a lowly instrumentman, my mentor was John Bolin. Bolin taught me to take "naturals" just like your posted notes. Even today, we take naturals whenever we can.

Coincidentally, yesterday we found our 1997 control point and discovered a two-inch iron pipe was sliding downhill and is no longer plumb. However, in 1997 from our control point we turned angles to Alcatraz light and were able to find an old wood hub (and determine that the 2" pipe is moving downhill). Perpetuated the original hub with a pipe. And saved redoing a gawd-awful traverse that would have taken six hours of brushing to perform.

Another benefit of "naturals" is traversing to short foresights. Making the short foresight along the natural . . . when you move up to your foresight . . . you have a long backsight for better angular measurements. ('Course I'm preachin' to the choir on that one . . .)

Attached are some sketches that PALE(!!) compared to your beautiful post, Brian. (Maybe 50 years from now these may seem significant.)

Have a nice weekend all and stay healthy

Crazy Phil Surveyor to Recorder

Bonus sketch: taping to building with an add tape learned from Bolin . . . (which was employed during my Plane Surveying teaching stint at a community college).
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Postby Brian Christensen » Fri May 22, 2020 1:53 pm

Crazy Phil, those are awesome! Thank you for sharing! In 50 years, I'm sure everything we did will be held in bewilderment...

I have a few more of Graves' sketches from that survey (every bit as impressive as the first). I'll try and post them soon.

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Postby mpallamary » Fri May 22, 2020 3:53 pm

Great stuff!

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Postby mpallamary » Fri May 22, 2020 4:04 pm

When I was looking for work, many years ago, I had a copy of sole old field notes I prepared in 1974, some 46 years ago. It was a notable project back in Boston many moons ago.

Back then, we used to tie out every control station.

I still prepare old school notes. Have you ever seen Pafford's notekeeping book? If you are interested, I can send you a copy. it was too large to attach through the forum.

There is nothing better than hand drawn/prepared notes!
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Postby Brian Christensen » Tue May 26, 2020 7:45 am

Nice sketches, Mike! I think I have Pafford's book somewhere in a box full of other soft bound survey books.
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Postby Brian Christensen » Tue May 26, 2020 7:51 am

Here are some more of Noel Graves' sketches from 1904 in Salmon River Country.
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Postby hellsangle » Tue May 26, 2020 8:11 am

Absolutely beautiful, Brian!

Thanks for sharing. (Almost a photograph!!!)

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Postby mpallamary » Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am

The sketches I sent were not my favorites - just my oldest!

Good stuff.

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Postby JLG3RD » Tue May 26, 2020 11:04 am

Nice sketch Brian


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