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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat May 04, 2013 4:36 pm

almost finished battery box
got freshly stretched boots back (they fit GREAT now)
picked up 55 gallon drums for water system
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Sat May 04, 2013 4:54 pm

FInally started learning this old engrver I acquired. Ran a prototype for some dog tags. Still need to nail down the centering and some other settings.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat May 04, 2013 4:59 pm

VultureChow wrote:FInally started learning this old engrver I acquired. Ran a prototype for some dog tags. Still need to nail down the centering and some other settings.

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WOW! that's really cool for swag!

would you be willing to post some photos of the engraver and how it works? i'd love to see the process
maybe post in the "work in progress thread"?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sat May 04, 2013 5:22 pm

VultureChow wrote:FInally started learning this old engrver I acquired. Ran a prototype for some dog tags. Still need to nail down the centering and some other settings.

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Very cool.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Sat May 04, 2013 6:04 pm

I hope you didn't make a bazillion dog tags yet. I had to check but Cargo Cult is the theme for 2013 not 2012.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 04, 2013 7:02 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:I hope you didn't make a bazillion dog tags yet. I had to check but Cargo Cult is the theme for 2013 not 2012.


I hope there enough to go around.. The interlopers that took our cargo all wore then to attract the cargo birds..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Sat May 04, 2013 7:13 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:I hope you didn't make a bazillion dog tags yet. I had to check but Cargo Cult is the theme for 2013 not 2012.


Doh! Thanks for pointing that out. I've been dong 2012 reconciliations at work, so that must be where my mind is. I better check the checks I wrote this week.

That's just the crappy first one. I'm going to hit Home Depot tomorrow to try and make a custom clamp that will keep them stable and centered better than the adhesive I've been using.

And I wanted the man logo to look more.. wicker like? Like the man itself. I've found logos that use the head,

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and I feel ike Ive seen some logos that carry the theme throughout the whole body, but my google-fu is weak today.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Sat May 04, 2013 8:37 pm

Sometime in the next couple weeks I paln to gather all the material to build my shade structure. Once gathered I'll head to a park somewhere in town to assemble it to make sure it works before the Playa. Pictures will be taken.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat May 04, 2013 10:21 pm

vultureChow, Those dog tags are GREAT!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Sun May 05, 2013 6:11 am

I got as a committed an "ok" as I'm likely to get from Chef about my need for 17 or so days at the end of August. It's touchy because it spans Labor Day weekend and I'm up for a promotion which will be taking some of his workload away. He hasn't had any significant time off in years and has been know to deny requests with "if I can't take one no one can".

So now I'm down to two obstacles the first being seeing my Buddy off in the best way I can (so far, things are going well) and finally the minor detail of letting my wife know :shock:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sun May 05, 2013 7:51 am

Sic pup, Would you like us ALL to email him and beg? We could convince him that the universe is counting on you attending. Kind of a 'virtual' flash mob.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Sun May 05, 2013 10:17 am

Har! Thanks for the offer, Ratty, but I can think of no better way for her to nix the whole idea tout suite...ha ha.

Actually it's wrong of me to categorize it as an obstacle as she has always been very supportive of my foibles (although I've still got a little work to do on the whole monogamish thing). It's, really, more a question of timing. I'm sure after a proper mourning period she'll be more than happy to have me out of her hair for awhile. I just don't want to overload her as we're both really focused on handling things the right way. Hell, I may even get her to take the ride as far as Denver (where my oldest child now resides) which would be nice to have someone to share some of the driving, to say nothing of the adventure.

If need be I can use my placing a proper memorial to Bud in the temple as further justification. She knows I've already done so for my best friend lost in 9/11 and another friends child and knows how important it is to me in dealing with loss.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby westnileraven » Sun May 05, 2013 8:20 pm

I made things to wear! Tanktops sliced into decorative fringe. One long swingy one, and one marcrame style. (both in black!) The neat thing is they were men's A-shirts, so the collar is quite high. :D It has been a long time since I felt like making anything. I'm pleased.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sun May 05, 2013 8:32 pm

westnileraven wrote:I made things to wear! Tanktops sliced into decorative fringe. One long swingy one, and one marcrame style. (both in black!) The neat thing is they were men's A-shirts, so the collar is quite high. :D It has been a long time since I felt like making anything. I'm pleased.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Sun May 05, 2013 8:51 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


I specifically got really cheap air filters that didn't have that fiberglass material. Something like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem-20-in- ... YcnvoJAu4U

It was like a soft paper-ish, felt-ish material that I ran my hands over to make sure that nothing would come off of it. Worked great! All the jerky has already been eaten and enjoyed! :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Mon May 06, 2013 8:40 pm

I ordered up some of the lighting gear I'll need for the installation. There will still be more to get, but I wanted to get some fixtures earlier on so I could test things out as I build.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Tue May 07, 2013 10:27 am

Started frying bacon and stashing the fried bacon in the freezer. Less grease on the playa that way. The problem is that I cook a pound and eat half of it before it gets in the freezer. Accumulation is occurring though.

Got my ticket ordered for E-11. The roof rack on my car is installed.

The tipi is under construction.

Left to do is work on the bike - routine maintenance and a check out.

Dug out the camping gear and piled it in my living room. The first camp out this weekend should reveal something.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 1:46 pm

tried some rinse free shampoo. picked it up a wally world in the camping area..

been working in the garden all morning.. Washed my hair once and dried with a white wash rag.. soiled the wash rag.. second time no soil.. it may help that i have short hair.. Think i will use it on the playa, but rinse a little /w a spray..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue May 07, 2013 4:06 pm

Got 4 bras for $12 on ebay (normal would have been $160) and our two 20 foot extension cords in the mail to.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Time off requested.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue May 07, 2013 4:22 pm

Savannah wrote:Time off requested.



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Time off approved. 8) Airplane tickets bought. Resorted my plastic containers, wondering what bedding to bring this year... 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue May 07, 2013 5:41 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Time off approved. 8) Airplane tickets bought. Resorted my plastic containers, wondering what bedding to bring this year... 8)



have you ever tried inflatable mattresses?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 07, 2013 5:45 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:Time off approved. 8) Airplane tickets bought. Resorted my plastic containers, wondering what bedding to bring this year... 8)



have you ever tried inflatable mattresses?


Yes! I had a Coleman inflatable last year, worked great, I used fleece sheets and a fake-fur blanket and had no problems.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Tue May 07, 2013 5:57 pm

run a test (diner) meal. all from dry stock..

Onion,garlic,ginger root,salt,pepper,split pea,whole pea,bell pepper,mixed vegetable,soy bean
boil and simmer for an hours. let it sit for the day. serve over a bed of rice w/ a little curry..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 6:47 pm

*casually checks work email*

. . . Not hovering, or anything . . . nope, nope, nope.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Tue May 07, 2013 6:56 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Time off approved. 8) Airplane tickets bought. Resorted my plastic containers, wondering what bedding to bring this year... 8)


Exciting!!!!! :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue May 07, 2013 10:39 pm

Time off APPROVED. :mrgreen: My boss is the best!

Volunteer shifts starting to fall into place.

Great day . . .
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Wed May 08, 2013 9:57 am

Congrats on the time off approvals! And for the other stuff too, but even when you've got a great boss there's a bit of nail-biting while waiting for confirmation that all's clear.

I finally placed the order for water containers today. My girlfriend and I have wanted to step up to a longer-term reusable container for a couple years, something we can use for on and off the playa (disaster/emergency kit, as well as random traveling/camping/events). Barrels are bigger and bulkier than we need (not to mention a bit unwieldy for two people to transport), so we've found a 7 gallon stackable container that works for us.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby westnileraven » Wed May 08, 2013 10:35 am

Just bought a headlamp on overstock for 12$ inc. shipping. It will be handy for night maintenance, although I won't blind people with it walking around (assholes). But really, it's for crafting :D these things are so great for detail work and better than a shop lamp. I've also ordered more lotus LEDs, and plan to make several lit flower crowns to share.
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