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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:17 pm

ygmir wrote:
tatonka wrote:4bble


I had good results going back to a 2bble, with a rise block, as far as economy.



yep , previous owner said about 13mpg so when its loaded it will hopefully be 10mpg :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:29 pm

Elorrum wrote:Vulture Chow, that is very cool, look forward to seeing that on playa!


The question is is she going to be able to see the playa!!lol
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:26 am

Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:07 am

tattoogoddess wrote:
Elorrum wrote:Vulture Chow, that is very cool, look forward to seeing that on playa!


The question is is she going to be able to see the playa!!lol



Barely. Once I get the fit adjusted right an pull out the dark welding shield, I should be good. Even with them fully lit, I can still see, the lights don't blind because of the way the mask is shaped.

I need to work on my neck muscles to hold it up though.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:55 am

TT120 wrote:Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D



People will love them. I've done little bottles filled with man ash, and painted the glass with little men. Way too much work. I did tiny vials with salt for the Utah burn.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:32 am

Last year I was gifted an empty vial on a lanyard to "fill with ashes from the man". I thought it was a great idea.

TT120 wrote:Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:36 am

VultureChow wrote:I need to work on my neck muscles to hold it up though.

There's an exercise that will help - and it will actually help improve another skill at the same time.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:40 am

:lol: :lol: @ drawingablank...jeezus
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:16 am

Drawingablank wrote:
VultureChow wrote:I need to work on my neck muscles to hold it up though.

There's an exercise that will help - and it will actually help improve another skill at the same time.


I can say 100% Grai will volunteer to help.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:48 am

TT120 that's a great idea! i really love smelling my dusty stuff. that smell brings back such happy memories!

finally finished inside the trunk. still need to add a couple of handles to make opening it easier
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:41 pm

That trunk is soooo cool!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:42 pm

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TT120 wrote:Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D



People will love them. I've done little bottles filled with man ash, and painted the glass with little men. Way too much work. I did tiny vials with salt for the Utah burn.


They will indeed! I have a similar necklace with 2003 playa dust in it and it's one of the best swag pieces I ever got. It's got an even smaller jar strung on strong black thread with translucent beads tied on it here and there. It's delicate enough that I occasionally wear it to the office.

What I like about TT120's version is that a few additional things could be clipped to the clips and loops next to the jar. One sometimes has additional swag, or small lights with no lanyard. Then along comes some swag with a lanyard and suddenly you can wear everything you own. :)


clocksnmirrors wrote:TT120 that's a great idea! i really love smelling my dusty stuff. that smell brings back such happy memories!

finally finished inside the trunk. still need to add a couple of handles to make opening it easier
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That turned out beautifully!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:35 pm

TT120 wrote:That trunk is soooo cool!

Savannah wrote:If I go nuts decoupaging in the ensuing weeks it'll be your fault. Yours and AntiM's. :)


thanks guys! i can't wait to load this baby up with goodies. next project is to turn an old $4 sewing box into the basket for the front of my bike
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:35 pm

I actually have a bunch of small bottles, too. I was thinking wire from the man circa 2011.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:36 pm

Clocks is quite the craftster. I'm impressed.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:36 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:30 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:TT120 that's a great idea! i really love smelling my dusty stuff. that smell brings back such happy memories!

finally finished inside the trunk. still need to add a couple of handles to make opening it easier
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nice work :) im sure that little suitcase will have a good home :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:48 pm

tatonka wrote:nice work :) im sure that little suitcase will have a good home :)


OMG if you're serious i'll be your very best friend!!! :D :D :D

and i promise to take good care of it and feed it and walk it and clean up after it :lol:

but seriously thank you in advance :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 pm

Well figured I might as well post my progress to. I under estimated the amount of paint I needed. Need wayyyyyy more black. This was just 16oz of it. But got a good start. Need to change the red. I don't like the color.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BurnerBunny » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:37 pm

Made a scale model of a hexayurt today, now I need to plan the furniture :)

It's 6ft tall at the edge of the roof, probably 10 ft at the center.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:46 am

Oooh, so much good stuff.

That trunk is outstanding. Did you use ModPodge? Try sparkle mod podge, it is insane and doesn't MOOP. You have to use separate applicators though, they're never the same, even when washed.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:30 pm

AntiM wrote:That trunk is outstanding. Did you use ModPodge? Try sparkle mod podge, it is insane and doesn't MOOP. You have to use separate applicators though, they're never the same, even when washed.


thank you!

ModPodge is the greatest thing since sliced bread! i'm looking at all my old stuff in a whole new light

have you used fabric to decoupage? does the modpodge soak through the fabric? do you do a top coat over the fabric?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:02 pm

Awesome progress, everybody! For those working on projects, you might want to consider posting pics and updates on the project over in the Work In Progress thread too. Posting stuff here isn't wrong or anything (it is after all an item a day), that one just has more of a maker focus.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:04 pm

For my own update, I managed to finish reworking my camp layout maps and get our camp questionnaire submitted today. Woohoo!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:42 pm

TT120 wrote:Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D


Make sure you glue those corks firmly to the glass, and consider wiring the bottle's rim to the necklace attachment as well -- or those cute mementos may become hazardous glass MOOP on the playa.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:37 pm

Spent the afternoon drinking wine and painting my bike. Also started to add some of the decorative stuff to it, and it's slowly starting to look the way I envision it!! :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:51 pm

Milayna wrote:Spent the afternoon drinking wine and painting my bike. Also started to add some of the decorative stuff to it, and it's slowly starting to look the way I envision it!! :)



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:05 pm

BBadger wrote:
TT120 wrote:Picked up some little glass vials and lanyards yesterday. Thought I could put some Playa dust in them as little momento's. I'm not sure if anyone would want one but as a birgin last year, I would have loved it.

Might end up being a spectacular failure but I won't know till I try. I've failed at things before. Didn't kill me....LOL. :D


Make sure you glue those corks firmly to the glass, and consider wiring the bottle's rim to the necklace attachment as well -- or those cute mementos may become hazardous glass MOOP on the playa.

Yup. Way ahead of you. The corks and eye hooks the lanyards clip to are "wired" to the jar. Similliar to how it's done on a Champagne bottle.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:02 pm

Well, it doesn't look like much yet, but once the paint dries and I get all my decorations on it should be pretty sweet. I'll take pics during my next stage of decoration :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby RosieTahoe » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:10 pm

I've been so inspired by these daily preparation updates... I love this thread. Today, we bought our tent for burning man and it is huge and awesome! Thank you so very much to IllyDilly who suggested this tent in my introduction thread months ago. I did a ton of research, decided it was the best bang for my buck and then waited for a sale :) We just set it up in the driveway and I already feel like it's our home away from home, as a backpacker, I'm not used to this kind of luxury... being able to do a jumping jack in a tent?!?!? awesome.
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