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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ygmir » Thu May 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Elorrum wrote:Nice projects, clean painters!
I found polarized sunglasses with 2.0 magnifier bottom lens BUILT IN! I've never seen those off the shelf.

where'd you find those? nice!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Patsh » Thu May 30, 2013 9:41 pm

Drawingablank wrote:This weeK I got Jack Shit done - Unless you count increasing my alcohol tolerance.



Hey, DaB... that really counts as an item a day...
and you must realize it takes lots of days to increase acceptably.


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu May 30, 2013 9:42 pm

Elorrum wrote:I found polarized sunglasses with 2.0 magnifier bottom lens BUILT IN! I've never seen those off the shelf.



those sound dangerous! did you alert the authorities?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Thu May 30, 2013 10:14 pm

Monkey hut looks great Geospyder!!! I have a few "need" items that I've been scouring craigslist for. No luck so far, but I'm planning on going garage saling this Saturday, so hopefully I'll get the last of these plus some "want" items :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby cherryblossom73 » Fri May 31, 2013 2:36 pm

I love seeing all the monkey huts! We are working on putting a "back room" onto our MH to house our shower area. (more for a little bit of wind protection than privacy...) Hoping to set that up this weekend to test.

I spent my morning altering some tutus from last year and planning what to buy to make one more. I've got one more dress I need to alter as well, but if it doesn't come out right, I've got to hit the Good Will and find something snazzy for burn night. ;-)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri May 31, 2013 3:06 pm

I'm still doing the unglamorous stuff, working on the truck and the flatbed trailer, all that stuff it takes to be as sure as possible that 11 tons of stuff makes it over all the mountains between here and there. And getting set to yank out the Land Yacht engine and take care of it's geyser of an oil leak.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Fri May 31, 2013 3:20 pm

Sold an electric motor to a hobbiest and asked about his project.

Guess what topic came up?

Turns out he's never been to the burn, but his niece is DPW and is prepping to head out to build our city! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Fri May 31, 2013 4:53 pm

ygmir wrote:
Elorrum wrote:Nice projects, clean painters!
I found polarized sunglasses with 2.0 magnifier bottom lens BUILT IN! I've never seen those off the shelf.

where'd you find those? nice!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ygmir » Fri May 31, 2013 4:58 pm

cool glasses, good idea.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Fri May 31, 2013 5:06 pm

ygmir wrote:cool glasses, good idea.

fishing. last summer, trying to tie knots in monofilament line was impossible.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:13 am

Made some simple bead pendants. I made hundreds during my cancer year, still have tons of beads sitting g around, may as well use them up.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Patsh » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:51 pm

Not exactly an item for Burning Man, but close!

Just purchased two (tier 1) tickets for the AZ Decompression...
It'll be in a different place than the last two I went to, even closer to home. It's practically in TinkerMom's back yard!!

:) :D :lol: :mrgreen: :!:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Recently got a rebate check from menards so I went there today and spent it on pvc pipe for a monkey hut.

Now if it would quit raining long enough to be able to be outside to build it that would be nice!!!


Cherryblossum, a shower room off the back of your monkey hut?! Very intriguing!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:18 pm

Bought a new tent today. Don't have a ton of faith in it but its got a Three year "no matter what happens" warranty.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Was going to drain the oil from the Land Yacht's Olds Quad 4 engine... put wrench on drain plug... instead of unscrewing, it tore a big chunk of the oil pan out with it.
I can't weld aluminum, so I figured I'd take it to a fab shop for repair; removed it, cleaned it up, found out it was full of cracks and breaks that someone had JB-Welded and glued up. It was the worst oil pan I'd ever seen in use! And the plug didn't unscrew because it had been glued right over. So today I bought the nearest available replacement... in Portland, Oregon. Called a Burner friend of mine in Portland to grab it for me.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:22 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Was going to drain the oil from the Land Yacht's Olds Quad 4 engine... put wrench on drain plug... instead of unscrewing, it tore a big chunk of the oil pan out with it.
I can't weld aluminum, so I figured I'd take it to a fab shop for repair; removed it, cleaned it up, found out it was full of cracks and breaks that someone had JB-Welded and glued up. It was the worst oil pan I'd ever seen in use! And the plug didn't unscrew because it had been glued right over. So today I bought the nearest available replacement... in Portland, Oregon. Called a Burner friend of mine in Portland to grab it for me.
Road trip next weekend!


My uncle bought a Bug once that the Heads were JB welded to the case and only 2 of 4 head bolts. I have no clue how that thing drove.

Whats the possibility that the pan was your leak and you don't need to pull the motor anymore? Or are you at the point that it needs a once over anyways?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:34 pm

I found the major leak, but I bet that oil pan was another! I don't mind it being all Frankensteined together if it's properly welded, but this thing is a major failure waiting to happen! I'm so glad it didn't fail on any prior playa trips! I never noticed it before because it looks OK on the outside but inside is full of horrors.
Hell or high water, I will have this thing running again!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I found the major leak, but I bet that oil pan was another! I don't mind it being all Frankensteined together if it's properly welded, but this thing is a major failure waiting to happen! I'm so glad it didn't fail on any prior playa trips! I never noticed it before because it looks OK on the outside but inside is full of horrors.
Hell or high water, I will have this thing running again!


Ah, I remember reading about you knowing what the leak was, but when I went back to try and find it, it was hiding. I love how some of those old engines can leak so much and just keep on chugging along.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby knowmad » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:11 am

I was given a Coleman "American Heritage II" tent today. It is 9X12 Tall enough to stand in (with bunny ears) and is a Rigid Pole Bracing type tent.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:21 am

knowmad wrote:I was given a Coleman "American Heritage II" tent today. It is 9X12 Tall enough to stand in (with bunny ears) and is a Rigid Pole Bracing type tent.
Yay!!!


Nice! Free is best, That was my biggest problem with getting a tent, being 6'+ finding one I could stand up in is impossible short of 10 man. Finally settled for a 6 man that is an inch shorter than me.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:03 am

Sweet tent! The price was perfect.

I'm having trouble finding a tent I can afford that is tall enough to stand up in as well. I'll probably just go with the small Walmart tent I used last year and deal with it.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:22 am

TT120 wrote:Sweet tent! The price was perfect.

I'm having trouble finding a tent I can afford that is tall enough to stand up in as well. I'll probably just go with the small Walmart tent I used last year and deal with it.


My first year, I built a 10X10 shelter and hung a hammock.. Run a line over the center of the hammock and draped a (cotton) painter tarp over down to the ground making a pup tent style bed cover.. It was mean windy year. But I was snug as a bug with the sliding tent cover.. Great for day sleeping..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:29 pm

I loaned my trailer to a neighbor so that he could move his tractor. It came back nice and clean. It gave me a chance to sort out the stuff I had cleared off the trailer before use.

Yesterday, I got a couple of canvas drop cloths to use as floor runner and bedroll cover. a small travel hammock and a footless onesie to sleep in.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Finished the evap pond, picked up the huge fryer pot from my moms, saw now you see me at the theater (awesome byw) and now I'm going to sew tom's tunic while he finishes the buttons for a friend of ours. Yay!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TinkerMom » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:48 pm

Triken wrote:
Just purchased two (tier 1) tickets for the AZ Decompression...
It'll be in a different place than the last two I went to, even closer to home. It's practically in TinkerMom's back yard!!

:) :D :lol: :mrgreen: :!:

Yes it is. Just over the hill. But, no shortcut, have to take the long way. No tickets yet.
Hopefully soon.

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working on the mirror system on the The Giant Kaleidoscope.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:11 pm

TinkerMom wrote:Yes it is. Just over the hill. But, no shortcut, have to take the long way. No tickets yet.
Hopefully soon.

Just putting the finishing touches on the DyeMobile for Dye with Dignity, and
working on the mirror system on the The Giant Kaleidoscope.

Getting a new trailer this week to haul it all.


Looks Awesome Tink! I keep saying to myself "I wish I lived closer to everyone else so I could help"
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby knowmad » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:49 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:38 pm

First Mate came up with a good idea about flush-mounting LED lights in the Land Yacht hull sides... so I got more LEDs today, and a hole saw...
good thing it doesn't have to float.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Got a camping chair with cup holders and a connected foot rest for a steal on craigslist today. Also, doing some work on my bike this afternoon :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:28 am

Updated my Burning Man Supplies list last night. Compared it to what I had in the boxes. Only hard item I need is lights for the Monkey Hut. Found a string of 100 white led battery operated lights (34 feet in length) for $20 on Amazon. That along with two ten foot strings of multicolored led lights and one black light should suffice. Loved the flagrance that came out of the boxes when I removed the lids :D 88 days and the Man burns!
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