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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri May 24, 2013 9:09 am

Bid of a coleman vintage camp oven.. It will could keep the pancakes and hashbrowns warm while the eggs are cooking. Could borrow Grandfathers but a vintage one would go with the theme
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lemur » Fri May 24, 2013 5:08 pm

hooray.


had some 450+ dollars in a 'travel funds' account on southwest from a cancelled trip ..... they were to expire on sunday and i read the terms wrong thinking i could book by sunday and fly whenever.. well that wasnt the case, i had to book and fly by the expiration date


called up the customer care ppls at southwest, real friendly and with a reasonable fee taken from the funds (reasonable compared to getting zero) i was able to obtain a 6 month extension which should make payin for burning man flight much easier!


so.. by this time next week i should get my voucher thing and be able to buy my plane tickets.. hooray.


next thing: start begging around to find a ticket
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:25 pm

Sweet, congratulations lemur!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Fri May 24, 2013 7:52 pm

Good going Lemur. Are you in STEP? I got my ticket last week.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 24, 2013 9:23 pm

lemur wrote:next thing: start begging around to find a ticket

Would you care to reveal some of your strategy? Going for the Laughing Forest effect? Or... ?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lemur » Fri May 24, 2013 10:31 pm

Ratty wrote:Good going Lemur. Are you in STEP? I got my ticket last week.



not yet... i still am between houses.. living in a hotel right now... ive found a place but cant move in yet..

was a bit hesitant to put in an old address on the registration thing.

should be able to move in to the new place june 1st... wont probably be settled till around the 10th as my stuff doesnt arrive until the 6th.

s0 yeah.. will ask around among friends and if they cant help i will sign up for step and the last minute sale thingie
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 24, 2013 10:57 pm

I hope you make it this year.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri May 24, 2013 11:15 pm

I've got no tickets either...

But, I've been working on stuff. The Land Yacht moved under it's own power today for the first time since '08. And I spent at least two hours pressure washing it - it was put away wet and neglected for the last 5 years.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat May 25, 2013 6:35 am

I started making my Little Big-Top. This will be fun.

Lemur, Step tickets are all picked up at will-call. You just need an email address.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat May 25, 2013 7:06 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I've got no tickets either...

But, I've been working on stuff. The Land Yacht moved under it's own power today for the first time since '08. And I spent at least two hours pressure washing it - it was put away wet and neglected for the last 5 years.



you'll get a ticket, goddammit!!

and yay for the land yacht! i can't wait to take a ride :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat May 25, 2013 8:04 am

Going to finish the hoodies today and start working on our giant 12x20 twister mat. Does anyone by chance know how to make a big twister spinner? Like one that stands up right?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat May 25, 2013 8:21 am

I've been toying with the idea of a wheel of misfortune. You spin it and it tells you where you must go immediately. Or what you have to do right now. It would be made of a bicycle rim. They spin freely. And you can easily find a free one.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 25, 2013 8:31 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:
you'll get a ticket, goddammit!!

and yay for the land yacht! i can't wait to take a ride :D


If you don't find me before, then just climb aboard after the Meet & Grope at Doc Pyros' on Wednesday! The First Mate is from Florida too.
If you see the boat and yell "Captain Goddammit" I'll hit the brakes... there's room to toss your bike on, if you're riding one.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat May 25, 2013 8:44 am

Ratty wrote:I've been toying with the idea of a wheel of misfortune. You spin it and it tells you where you must go immediately. Or what you have to do right now. It would be made of a bicycle rim. They spin freely. And you can easily find a free one.



Oh that might work!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sat May 25, 2013 10:13 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Going to finish the hoodies today and start working on our giant 12x20 twister mat. Does anyone by chance know how to make a big twister spinner? Like one that stands up right?


I think an easy thing might use an old bike wheel. Don't know for certain. Other camps have done spinners and I never looked at one closely.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Sat May 25, 2013 10:36 am

Rope, para cord, solar lights, some sweet scissors for cutting silk for Dye with Dignity.

And I called Budget to reconfirm my August rental...yep I'm in! YAY!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Sat May 25, 2013 11:47 am

I have been slacking big bigtime the last couple weeks, but today I realized that I'm running out of time fast!!! I still have so much to do!!!! So I'm editing and working on my need vs want list, gotta make sure all the needs are met before I get more of the "want" stuff :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sat May 25, 2013 12:17 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:
Ratty wrote:I've been toying with the idea of a wheel of misfortune. You spin it and it tells you where you must go immediately. Or what you have to do right now. It would be made of a bicycle rim. They spin freely. And you can easily find a free one.



Oh that might work!!


For something like twister I would get a wheel off a kids bike so its only about 13" unless you want it large... I just think handheld would be better than a 22" wheel
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 25, 2013 12:23 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:
Ratty wrote:I've been toying with the idea of a wheel of misfortune. You spin it and it tells you where you must go immediately. Or what you have to do right now. It would be made of a bicycle rim. They spin freely. And you can easily find a free one.



Oh that might work!!


For something like twister I would get a wheel off a kids bike so its only about 13" unless you want it large... I just think handheld would be better than a 22" wheel


Leave it in the fork.. It will make a handle for you..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 171/348 » Sat May 25, 2013 1:13 pm

Picked up 4 yards of this cool fabric yesterday. My first thought was vest and maybe hat but now I'm thinking pants. If you have a JoAn fabric near you, they are having a good sale (this was half price) and are giving an extra 20% off this weekend for Vets. So in stead of $10 a yard it was $4
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lemur » Sat May 25, 2013 1:48 pm

Ratty wrote:I started making my Little Big-Top. This will be fun.

Lemur, Step tickets are all picked up at will-call. You just need an email address.



yeah but larry wants an address to go with the registration on his large tracking thing known as a BURNER PROFILE...... you cant get to the STEP thing without filling that crap out and i didnt wanta put old stuff or fake stuff
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat May 25, 2013 4:31 pm

Just put your relatives address. It's not like they are gonna mail you a fireball. Get into step. It can't hurt.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat May 25, 2013 4:57 pm

171/348 wrote:Picked up 4 yards of this cool fabric yesterday. My first thought was vest and maybe hat but now I'm thinking pants. If you have a JoAn fabric near you, they are having a good sale (this was half price) and are giving an extra 20% off this weekend for Vets. So in stead of $10 a yard it was $4


Love that fabric!

I hope you make pants AND a hat. Either really tight pants, or really loose flowy pants, nothing in between. :D

When you have fabric that fabulous I'm of the opinion that you have to make two things. One item is great, but two things become a Look.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat May 25, 2013 8:09 pm

Ratty wrote:Just put your relatives address. It's not like they are gonna mail you a fireball. Get into step. It can't hurt.



wait, it's still possible to register for step even now? i have a friend who i'm trying to talk into going. of course she doesn't have a ticket so if step is an option that would be good to know
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat May 25, 2013 8:15 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Ratty wrote:Just put your relatives address. It's not like they are gonna mail you a fireball. Get into step. It can't hurt.



wait, it's still possible to register for step even now? i have a friend who i'm trying to talk into going. of course she doesn't have a ticket so if step is an option that would be good to know


STEP is still open--it closes July 31st at Noon PST. Send her this link.
http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php#step

Is the lack of a ticket her chief objection? You've probably heard this, but many people who require persuasion aren't ready . . .
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 26, 2013 8:49 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:You can tell it's not a fridge because there's no access hatch on the exterior behind it. No hot water faucet on sink means no hot water heater, which is kinda' moot cuz no shower. Let me tell ya', your own nice hot shower is solid gold on the playa! If it had a grey water tank it would be under the rear of the camper, you'd see it and the drain valve.
Really, I'd pass on it. And I'm no snooty rich guy.

PM me about whatever camper you are gonna look at, I've had a lot of them, I'll have a look and tell ya' what things to look for, where the hidden damage and rot is, etc.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sun May 26, 2013 9:01 am

Too much money for something that old.

I would'nt offer more than $300 for anything older than 1980, and it would have to look loke mint condition at that. 8)

For $800 you could build your own custom rig.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 26, 2013 9:15 am

I think I'd go grab that one! Great camper, great price. I like it!

I had an old Bell... those things were well equipped nice rigs. For the money, if that thing is as decent as it appears in the photos and the stuff in it works, I think you might have found a great unit! But check the fridge, if it's original it's pretty dam old, and like I said, those camper fridges are expensive. I always throw in a few ice chests just in case mine dies on the playa, since ice is available.
One year I had a camper fridge die just before Burning Man; replacing it was beyond financial sanity, so I got a similar-size electric mini fridge from Home Depot for like $150. That meant I had to keep the generator on 24/7 but it worked.

It will be heavy. Your Ford can do it, I carried one like it on my '76. Rancho 9000 shocks set on full stiff helped, and some overload springs or airbags did too. But your truck will haul it even as-is.

Next thing to think about is camper tie-down brackets...

Figjam is right, it's awful old for a camper, they do fall apart, but if it's been stored under cover and isn't soft and rotted, I don't think you'll have an easy time finding one that decent for that little money. And I disagree that you can build one that cheap, that has everything that rig has. Figjam's got a good point about older-than-about-1980 too... earlier campers often have no waste-water containment tanks.... check it carefully, it's damn old in camper-years, buy if it's really, really nice.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 26, 2013 9:17 am

tie down brkts? campers dont come with these? This is to secure it to the truck?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 26, 2013 9:20 am

Fun-looking fabric, which reminds me we need to go hit up our wholesale joint. I need to check and see what kind of hides they have, and then generally scope out what's new and what kind of deals they've got going on over the next few weeks.

My raptor nails for workholding came in as hoped on Friday, so hooray for that. Then yesterday I had a fruitful trip to the lumber yard, picked up a great piece of wood that I'll cut up into smaller panels for a project on the laser cutter. We were both up bright and early this morning and finally got the chance to discuss what we wanted to do on a t-shirt project, and I was able to get an order in for both shirts and supplies (inks & screens) for what I want to do. Now to go get my ass in gear and get stuff prepped for today's work on the laser cutter and shopbot...
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