Work In Progress 2014

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby trilobyte » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:44 pm

The oven arrived today, and here it is all ready to go. The propane tank is stable on the shelf, but I used ball bungees at the top and bottom of the tank to secure it just a bit more, so there's no risk of it shifting or tipping over as someone's moving the cart around.

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:50 pm

woW!! can't wait to see you post something you made in there Trilo!!
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby EspressoDude » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:05 am

It already smell delicious !
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby Oldguy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:16 pm

Ahhh, propane and propane accessories !
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:36 pm

So I needed a new playa ride.

Found an old electric shopping cart like what you see in most grocery stores.

Got it for $60.

Didn't have the basket, but it looked like this.

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Stripped down It looked like this.

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It only had 2" ground clearance and was 41"s long.

Now it has 5" ground clearance and is 55"s long.

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Top speed with a 1" pulley was 2 1/2 mph, but with the 3 1/2" pulley I should get 7 to 8 mph.

The info I could find said that it would run 11 continuous hours on a 35AH battery.

Mine will have a 105 AH battery!!!

Stay tuned! 8)
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:43 pm

*grabs popcorn and sits on edge of seat*
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby Elorrum » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:49 pm

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby EspressoDude » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:12 am

Is that a miniature 1000 hp motor? Based on my experience with a small Pride electric scooter, it would stall in lawn grass. do some testing before you put too much into it.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:38 pm

Here's the specs.

12vdc

1/10 hp

12 amp

2900 rpm

14.3:1 gear reduction

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:53 pm

There was this plywood.... and this torch... and some poly urethane.....And art happened!!!

It's the deck for the new project.

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The steering needed to be raked back, so I cut that T off and it turned out that 1" EMT would sleeve right over the stub.

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:59 pm

got around into deep playa with the small electric scooter with the small wheels..

It was the switches that broke down.. But You will do better with a little larger wheel.. The shopper cart i have is a lot bigger and real clunky..

You have peeked my interest.. I'll pull mine out of storage..Might find time to get it running..
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:23 pm

TT ENT. (subsidiary of FIGJAM brainstorms) proudly presents............................







BURNT OFFERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)

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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:30 pm

Burnt Offerings, ala Da Fig, rocks
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby sadie » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:45 pm

clapclapclapclapclapclap :D clapclapclapclap!!
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:49 pm

figjam: specs from tricycle motor:
12v / 2200rpm / 200 watt / 1/4 hp / 40 amp max

two and a half times your new one. Only time will tell
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby Vladar » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:32 pm

@FIGJAM
Nice!
This gets me in the mood to build something to bring to my first burn. Maybe I will just focus on getting our Bikes set for the playa. We have some time, I will see how the months go.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby 5280MeV » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:54 am

coopers_hawk.jpg


I am rescreening my porch (using "the device"). Not much to do with Burning Man other than that I wouldn't be attempting this if I had never gotten into that.

Right now the screens are done on two of the three sides.

This weekend, what I believe was a juvenile cooper's hawk flew in through the unscreened side and hit our glass door. It flew to the screened corner and started behaving like a wasp trying to get out. It would headbutt the screen, flap furiously at it, even perch on the screen. Eventually I chased it out by standing on the other side of the screen.

The hawk flew up in a tree and appeared to be ok. The screen wasn't even scratched by the talons. Good quality stuff I guess, and I suppose we installed it pretty well for amateurs.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:13 am

A turtle dove run into our big window,bounced into the coe pond DOA..

I have not put up the streamers this year.. The bird see a bug on the window and don't see the glass.. Before the streamers five or six swallow hit the window a year..
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby Sunbeam56 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:39 am

Dome coming along. Zippers in - first flag flying.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:40 am

Sunbeam56 wrote:Dome coming along. Zippers in - first flag flying.
Fish out of Water Camp. :)


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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby trilobyte » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:58 am

That (project and) wood looks great, FIGJAM! And great job on the dome, Sunbeam! You guys may also want to consider posting it on the playa project work in progress thread. We put that one there to help show off people's awesome projects for the playa (since people focused on playa prep don't often see the Open Discussion threads).

In my own not-quite-playa project, I was able to identify the missing cable I needed for an old camcorder. It got misplaced in either my move last year, or my move to SF years ago. I was able to order a replacement, which should hopefully be here next week. That will allow me to bring a bunch of footage from 2005 and earlier into my computer, which should be fun to play with. Over the course of the last week I'd gotten all the gear and cabling for a different camcorder, and was able to ingest hours of HDV footage from it. That includes a bunch of playa footage from 2006, 2007, and 2011 which hasn't been looked at in years. Now that we've got the storage capacity and systems to do something with the footage, I wanted to bring it into the computer and see what all we've got.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:57 pm

ok, my first attempt at video stuff. Looneytune (Marty) filmed, what camera work!!
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I"ll get some stills posted in a few.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:36 pm

so, all secured for splitting:
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wedge and feathers:
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close up, note configuration so pressure takes place "down hole" not at the surface:
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5/8" dia. holes:
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tap, tap, crack.........:
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closer:
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as it opens:
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cross section:
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sometimes, as the piece you split off, falls and flips off the table, your incredible speed, allows you to jump right out of your "safety crocs".:
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split piece on the ground, monument ready for next phase of handset/chisel shaping:
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby fernley1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:16 pm

Wow Ygmir, thats cool how you split that granite rock.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby sadie » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:53 pm

Nice work!!
Safety Crocs!! Haha..
Glad you got out of the way with your cat-like reflexes.!
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:14 pm

mathematically the stone workers on the great pyramid layed a (up to 70 ton) stone every two minutes 24/7.. To complete the job in the kings life time.. This without the aid of safety Croc's..
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:15 pm

unjonharley wrote:mathematically the stone workers on the great pyramid layed a (up to 70 ton) stone every two minutes 24/7.. To complete the job in the kings life time.. This without the aid of safety Croc's..


I would reckon that flat leather sandals provide the same impact attenuation and overall escapeabilty as Croc's. 8)
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:33 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
unjonharley wrote:mathematically the stone workers on the great pyramid layed a (up to 70 ton) stone every two minutes 24/7.. To complete the job in the kings life time.. This without the aid of safety Croc's..


I would reckon that flat leather sandals provide the same impact attenuation and overall escapeabilty as Croc's. 8)



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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby tamarakay » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:53 pm

Base coat done on interior of burner travel trailer. Painting interior flat white so I can paint some folk art in it. Also to lighten it up a bit in there.
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Re: Work In Progress 2014

Postby ygmir » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:05 pm

tamarakay wrote:Base coat done on interior of burner travel trailer. Painting interior flat white so I can paint some folk art in it. Also to lighten it up a bit in there.


photos?
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