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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:41 pm

I love those coconut men, Ratty!

After a couple days' and many stops at different suppliers, I got the paint for the connectors and the polycoat I'll use on all the pieces for the stuff I'm building this year. There will be more paint to get for other decoration, but those were the two biggies. I also picked up some brushes and miscellaneous supplies. Most importantly, I think I've found the wood I want to use on the project. After checking with and talking to people at half a dozen area lumber yards, surprisingly it was one of the big box guys that I'm planning to go with. While the overall chain can be hit and miss, the location in question is big on lumber and has a wider variety of plywood than most, and the manager was both really great to work with and seems as excited about the project as I am. Even though I'll only be buying a few sheets of plywood at a time, he's able to assure me that he'll have my project covered. That's a big load off my mind, I'm very excited about that.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Ratty wrote:I'm a shameless fiend for swag. This is what I'm bringing to gift.

Totally useless little coconut men on a handy clip.

Those are awesome.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 pm

trilobyte wrote:I love those coconut men, Ratty!

After a couple days' and many stops at different suppliers, I got the paint for the connectors and the polycoat I'll use on all the pieces for the stuff I'm building this year. There will be more paint to get for other decoration, but those were the two biggies. I also picked up some brushes and miscellaneous supplies. Most importantly, I think I've found the wood I want to use on the project. After checking with and talking to people at half a dozen area lumber yards, surprisingly it was one of the big box guys that I'm planning to go with. While the overall chain can be hit and miss, the location in question is big on lumber and has a wider variety of plywood than most, and the manager was both really great to work with and seems as excited about the project as I am. Even though I'll only be buying a few sheets of plywood at a time, he's able to assure me that he'll have my project covered. That's a big load off my mind, I'm very excited about that.



i have to confess i'm a little envious

when wandering the lumber aisle at home depot i always feel lost.... pine vs white wood... #6 vs #8 vs #10 screws... sanded plywood vs the cheap stuff....

how on earth do you know what to get to make your stuff come out right? i guess that's where the half dozen consultations come in
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:41 pm

in other news

got the second window installed and redid my wiring

hope to get the solar panels up on the roof tomorrow
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:47 pm

Your trailer sounds great CnM!
Got any pictures of it?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Clocksnmirrors - it's a strange mix of knowledge and experience gained over the years, I guess. I'm far from an expert, but have had enjoyed working with lots of different materials and awesome people on different projects over the years. It's never too late to start learning stuff, either tinkering around on your own ideas or helping out on someone else's stuff. When you end up getting to where you're moving, look for people calling out for volunteers and jump on board something. You may start out doing menial or basic stuff, but soon enough people will show you a few things and get you started on doing all kinds of stuff.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:40 pm

thanks for the encouragement!

i'm going to have to get myself around more creative people


edit: THANKS Martianski! check out the pics in the work in progress thread
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=63433&p=936925#p936925
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Nice work! I got the locking casters I'll need for the curio carts I'm building, and also picked up a bunch of lumber and then took them to my workshop place to cut them to the size I'll need for the work sessions I have booked later in the week. I also grabbed an extra router bit and a bunch of sanding blocks.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:30 pm

Found another click clak sofa today next to the same dumpster. Same style and color as the other one. Might take them out and really give them a good cleaning Tuesday. Score! Enough seating for about 12 people now or 6 if they are sitting upright in the couch position
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:41 am

Successful camp shade planning meeting with some of our crew. And a tasty dinner cooked by turtleburp. I feel less stressed now!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby twister5voy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:30 am

Yesterday I finally found the 2nd most important item (behind a ticket) I needed.
A new car! Well..... new to me. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:30 am

That'll look great all dusty!

Decent capacity. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Patsh » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:34 pm

Savannah wrote:That'll look great all dusty!

Decent capacity. :D


Ya... good thing you'll have this picture of it all nice and shiny.
Take another pic after leaving BMan... it'll be good for a laugh! :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby twister5voy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:27 pm

Triken wrote:
Savannah wrote:That'll look great all dusty!

Decent capacity. :D


Ya... good thing you'll have this picture of it all nice and shiny.
Take another pic after leaving BMan... it'll be good for a laugh! :lol:


Actually it looks WAYYYYYY nicer in that picture than in person.
Besides, I think playa will be a fine color on it. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Wed May 01, 2013 6:33 am

Got my Cup Holder, for my Playa Cup yesterday. Has loops welded on the reverse side, so it will attach to my Y-straps...or, I can just carry it like a purse.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Wed May 01, 2013 7:00 am

Today is the official beef jerky practice run. It's my first time making it homemade :shock: so wish me luck!! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Wed May 01, 2013 8:56 am

Tom!! Is that a plastic cup on a crystal stem. I can't stop smiling. It's a fine cup indeed. Let's have a toast.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Wed May 01, 2013 10:22 am

Prost! Yes it is a plastic cup on a crystal stem. Though the cup is a little sturdier than your standard SOLO cup. Found it at a BassPro in DesMoines. Was a choice between the Solo Cup and a Mason jar. Solo cups scream sophistication, so was really no choice.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 01, 2013 12:45 pm

Milayna wrote:Today is the official beef jerky practice run. It's my first time making it homemade :shock: so wish me luck!! :D


OH EM GEE!!

i practically lived off beef jerky last burn!

please let us know how it comes out. if it's a win i'd love to know how you did it


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed May 01, 2013 4:17 pm

Shit maybe we need to buy more Tom lol.
We got our nemo helio in the mail today (shower) man it kicks ass!! Plus stored away its only 5 inches high by 11inches.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Wed May 01, 2013 4:20 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 01, 2013 5:30 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:We got our nemo helio in the mail today (shower) man it kicks ass!! Plus stored away its only 5 inches high by 11inches.


omg that looks awesome! i'm still trying to work out my sanitation and hygiene needs
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Thu May 02, 2013 5:50 am

TomServo wrote:Prost! Yes it is a plastic cup on a crystal stem. Though the cup is a little sturdier than your standard SOLO cup. Found it at a BassPro in DesMoines. Was a choice between the Solo Cup and a Mason jar. Solo cups scream sophistication, so was really no choice.



I saw them at Shopko here in Utah, and yes, the Mason jar as well. We chose the acrylic blue Mason jars with a screw-on lid and a straw, because we can clip them to things. Got to love the Shopko clearance sales!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Thu May 02, 2013 9:31 am

I realized that with as much as I'd be using the shopbot this year, it would be worth getting a spendy specialized router bit for the kind of work I was doing. The general purpose bits I've been using are okay, but the edges can be rough in spots and require a lot of additional work to clean up by hand.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Thu May 02, 2013 9:33 pm

Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri May 03, 2013 2:28 am

Milayna wrote:Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D


omg I CAN'T WAIT to try this! i'll definitely be jerking my own beef this year.







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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Fri May 03, 2013 7:24 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Milayna wrote:Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D


omg I CAN'T WAIT to try this! i'll definitely be jerking my own beef this year.







wait. what?



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri May 03, 2013 7:43 am

Martiansky wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:
Milayna wrote:Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D


omg I CAN'T WAIT to try this! i'll definitely be jerking my own beef this year.







wait. what?



BAH HAHAHAHAHA!! :D :D :D :D :D



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Fri May 03, 2013 11:58 am

Milayna wrote:Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D


How did you handle the fiberglass filaments sticking to the jerky?

Alton Brown is a big fat liar! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 03, 2013 12:27 pm

maladroit wrote:
Milayna wrote:Beef jerky was a huge success!!! Seriously the best beef jerky I've ever had. Clocksnmirrors if you google Alton Brown beef jerky his recipe and video of how to do it comes up. You use 2 ac filters and a box fan to dehydrate it, sooooo good!!!! :D


How did you handle the fiberglass filaments sticking to the jerky?

Alton Brown is a big fat liar! :D

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