Drafting Portfolio

This is a portfolio I put together of some of my drafting and design work from the past few years. All the drawings included are drawings that only I worked on. Nearly everything included are jobs where I did all of the field measuring myself. One of the things that I am most proud of is that when it came time to install, all these jobs fit the way they were intended.

I have removed most of the title blocks so as not to included customer's contact information.

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Edgar J. Yother V

(636) 344-0890
ed@edyother.com
201 Cumberland Avenue,
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Technical and Software Skills

  • Drafting
  • Designing Miscellaneous and Ornamental Metals
  • Prime Contractor and Supplier Coordination
  • Field Measuring
  • Establish Company Drawing Standards
  • Training
  • Estimating and Purchasing Material
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Welding
  • AutoCAD
  • BricsCAD
  • Bend-Tech
  • Word
  • Excel
  • SolidWorks
  • Inventor
  • Revit Architecture

Employment

Self
Contract Drafter
September 2016 to Present
West Lafayette, Indiana

  • KJG Architecture: Field measuring and providing preliminary drawings of existing structures. Drafting in all departments as needed, including Architecture, Structural Engineering, MEP Engineering, and Interior Design.
  • Protean Terrariums: Interpret architect’s drawings and produce final shop drawings while coordinating with metal fabricator on terrariums for a mall renovation project.

BenFab Architectural Metalworks
Fabrication Design Manager
November 2014 to Present
Folcroft, Pennsylvania

  • Design, coordination, and purchasing activities for the development of ornamental metals and structural steel including: field measuring using both traditional methods and more technically advanced tools such as Leica Disto D2 laser distance meter, drawing approvals including the architect, develop materials list and order material, project coordination with project manager and project superintendent, and final shop drawings.
  • Establish standard company drawing practices.
  • Training other drafters in advanced skills in AutoCAD and Bend-Tech.
  • Responsible for the review of the International Building Code (IBC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the company to ensure compliance.

Cohen Metals
Technical Lead/Welder/Fabricator/Drafter
May 2014 to November 2014
Broomall, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Assigned tasks and supervised team of welders and fabricators.
  • Design and fabrication of miscellaneous and ornamental metals and structural steel.

The Folk School of St Louis
Instructor
March 2011 to June 2012
Maplewood, Missouri

  • Teaching mandolin, tenor banjo, and Irish set dancing.

Homemaker/Stay at Home Dad
March 2009 to May 2014
Saint Charles, Missouri

  • Primary caregiver for two young children.

Quality Welding
Welder/Fabricator/Drafter
July 2005 to March 2009
Bristol, Connecticut

Performed all tasks involved in the fabrication of miscellaneous and ornamental metals including:

  • Estimating material cost
  • Field measuring
  • Design
  • Creation of shop drawings
  • Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Grinding
  • Sandblasting
  • Painting
  • Installation

Highland Park Market
Deli Clerk
September 2004 to July 2005
Glastonbury, Connecticut

  • Filled requests for customers
  • Opening and closing of deli department

Millwrights Union, Local #1121
Apprentice
July 2004 to January 2005
Allston, Massachusetts

  • Apprentice

Howmet Castings
Welder
May 2004 to July 2004
Winsted, Connecticut

  • TIG hard facing of blades for turbine engines

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
Welder
August 2003 to May 2004
Avondale, Louisiana

  • Welding and grinding of structural parts for military and commercial ships

Education and Training

St Charles Community College
St Charles, Missouri
August 2010 to June 2012

  • CAD Systems II (AutoCAD)
  • Drawing I
  • Civil Drafting (AutoCAD Civil)
  • Intro to Piping Drafting (AutoCAD)
  • Architectural Drafting I (AutoCAD Architecture)
  • Revit Architecture I
  • Microcomputer Applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Beginning Algebra

Manchester Community College
Manchester, Connecticut
January 2007 to December 2009

  • Introduction to CAD (AutoCAD)
  • CAD 3D Mechanical (AutoCAD)
  • Parametric Design (SolidWorks)

Delgado Community College
March 2003 to May 2003
New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Introduction to Flux-Core Welding

Paier College of Art
Diploma of Fine Arts
September 1996 to December 1998
Hamden, Connecticut

  • Major: Photography

Traditional Music Hangouts on Air #6 ~ Short Version

Episode #6 of my Traditional Music Hangouts on Air is up. This time we had Jeremy Welch, and Peter Fraterdeus. For more info about this series go to my Hangouts & Live Video page.

I've also started putting the audio from these edited versions of the hangouts onto SoundCloud.com So if you'd like to listen to an audio only version of the two or three most recent episodes you can head to the Traditional Music HOA Soundcloud page.

If you are interested in playing in a future episode, find me on Google Plus, or send me an email at ed@edyother.com and let me know.

I also want to give thanks to Dan Shingler for helping man the comments while we were live.

Traditional Music Hangouts on Air #6

I just finished episode #6 of my Traditional Music Hangouts on Air. This time we had Jeremy Welch, and Peter Fraterdeus. For more info about this series go to my Hangouts & Live Video page. If you are interested in playing in a future episode, find me on Google Plus, or send me an email at ed@edyother.com and let me know.

I also want to give thanks to Dan Shingler for helping man the comments.

Traditional Music Hangouts on Air #5 ~ Short Version

The edited version of episode #5 of my Traditional Music Hangouts on Air is up. This time we had New Hope Harmony, Jane Peppler, Cutthroat Reef, and Travis Oliver. For more information about this series and past and future episodes go to my Hangouts & Live Video page. If you are interested in playing in a future episode, find me on Google Plus, or send me an email at ed@edyother.com and let me know.

Traditional Music Hangouts on Air #5

I just finished episode #5 of my Traditional Music Hangouts on Air. This time we had New Hope Harmony, Jane Peppler, Cutthroat Reef, and Travis Oliver. For more information about this series and past and future episodes go to my Hangouts & Live Video page. If you are interested in playing in a future episode, find me on Google Plus, or send me an email at ed@edyother.com and let me know.

TuneBook

I've been woking on writing out most of my repertoire of tunes. There are also a couple of the tunes that I've composed in here as well. There are buttons on the bottom of this embedded pdf for downloading or sharing. If you bookmark this page, or the link to the pdf itself, and come back to it later, it should get updated from time to time as I add more to, or update this tunebook.

And here's a link to the folder where this pdf is located on box.com. In that folder is also the .abc file from which this pdf is made. Also there is a .pfd and an .abc of a collection of just tunes that I've written.

I've discovered that you probably can't see the embedded pdf if you're looking at this on a mobile device or through an rss reader, so here's a link to download the tunebook.

That Show with Billy Wilson

This Friday, November 30th I'll be the musical guest on That Show with Billy Wilson.


If you are unfamiliar it is a weekly show that takes place via Google Hangout that anyone can watch on YouTube. You can watch live either on my homepage or Billy Wilson's YouTube Channel.


For more information, and one more place to watch the live video, or the recorded version if you aren't able to watch it live, here is the Google Plus Event Page.

Traditional Music Hangouts On Air

I'm planning on starting a series of Google Plus Hangouts On Air that would be focused on performing traditional music. My personal interests are mostly in Irish music and sea music, but I would love to provide a place to showcase people playing all kinds of traditional music.

I came to this idea after seeing what pages like +Artists in the Plus and +Musician and Band Public Database were doing with their Open Mic hangouts and Concerts in the Plus. While I've never felt unwelcome participating in these sorts of things and in regular open mics in bars and coffee shops, they do naturally tend to lean toward communities of singer / songwriters, and therefore, while I enjoy them, they have not been the most efficient means of finding my community and audience.

If you'd like an example, here's an open mic hangout I took part in. This is a similar idea to what I'm going for.

Along with the usual "helping to promote traditional music, helping traditional musicians to promote themselves, build a diverse community of like minded people, blah blah blah..." I'm also a musician who really likes to perform, and even though I'm in Philadelphia and there's a lot of really great stuff going on here, there are only so many venues interested in what I do, and being the parent of small children I'm not able participate in all that is in my area, let alone be able to travel and tour.

So I figure that it's likely that there are at least a few more people around the world like me, and I'd like to know who you are. So if you're interested in performing, listening, or helping to spread the word let me know what you think of this idea, and if you might like to help out.

You can check out what I'm up to on Google Plus here.

I haven't decided yet what I want the format to be. My first thought is to make it a sort of round robin session where we would each take a turn playing a tune or set of tunes or a song, and we go around the circle like this until we run out of time or feel like stopping. Another option is to do something a little more formal and concert like. Perhaps a half hour or so of one performer and maybe a little time for an informal interview / conversation. There's also no reason I couldn't do both these things.

If you are interested in performing, here's what is required:

  • A webcam
  • A decent internet connection
  • Ideally a microphone that you can hook up to your computer, but I am willing to see if the mic built into your webcam sounds good enough.
  • A Google Plus account. This is free and just takes a minute to sign up for. If you use gmail, you may already have an account that just needs to be activated.
  • An hour or so that you can schedule to be in front of you computer while we do this.

I want there to be as little barrier to entry as possible and am very willing to help anyone get set up if you're interested but don't know how to do one of these things. Just ask.

Open Mic Hangout

I just participated in an open mic via Google Hangout hosted by the Musician and Band Public Database. You can take a look at how that went below.




Here are links to everyone's Google Plus profiles if you'd like to learn more about the artists. If you'd like to watch individual songs, click on the time stamp links.



Eamon Brett ~ 0:45 ~ 3:35
Cecilee Linke ~ 11:09 ~ 15:53
Ed Yother ~ 21:16 ~ 26:14 ~ 29:44
Jonathan Blackshire ~ 36:05 ~ 39:20
Paul Platt ~ 45:30 ~ 49:30
Isaac Littman ~ 55:33 ~ 59:38
AJ G ~ 1:08:44 ~ 1:16:15

Ed Yother @ McGillin's Olde Alehouse

Last week I played the feature spot at the McGillin's Olde Ale House weekly Open Mic. Here are some videos of my set, as well as some of the host, Tom Monari's set.


Blarney Pilgrim / Garrett Barry's / Banish Misfortune



Whiskey in the Jar



Rocky Road to Dublin



Mason's Apron / Tam Lin / Master Crowley's



Paddy West



Bold McShane



Frost is All Over / Kitty Lie Over



Jack Tar



A Polka / A Finnish Polka / Jessica's Polka



Man You Don't Meet Everyday



Tom Monari ~ Flake



Tom Monari ~ Growin' Up



Tom Monari ~ Me & Julio



Tom Monari ~ Free Fallin'