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by fciron
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Louisville Area
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Louisville Area

Hello,

LeChat lives about an hour out of town. I have two friends who live on the same block as your second picture. My blacksmith shop is right downtown in Louisville, you're welcome to come by for the nickel tour. (Fred's retired, I'm Lewis.)

Welcome to town.

Lewis
by fciron
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Burning Man: Satan's Birthday Party"
Replies: 185
Views: 46510

How come I never get any of Satan's Birthday Cake at this party?

It must be at the secret air conditioned orgy that no one tells me about.
by fciron
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Metalworking Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 5054

I did not know that about slow cooling silver and gold. Thanks, Eric.
by fciron
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Metalworking Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 5054

I've done the cross-hatching and foil inlay as well. You still need small, sharp chisels and the foil should be a little thicker than gold-leaf. It sounds like you're going to go for an approach that lets you get it done in time for BM 2011, so I am not gonna dig out my notes. It is not really like ...
by fciron
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Metalworking Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 5054

It's painstaking and pretty slow, but the end results are pretty cool. I have some chisels forged out of steel tool bits (of the type used in lathe tools) and they work pretty well. It's kind of hard to give advice without knowing your metal working background. Can you make and heat treat the tools ...
by fciron
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Could I get EVERYONE to cooperate for one hour?
Replies: 91
Views: 9691

Simon of the Playa wrote:Oh god, your blatant disregard for reality only makes me want you more.
You couldn't handle god. :twisted: :P
by fciron
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Big ASS sign.
Replies: 11
Views: 2415

I was a couple of blocks down. That sign saved my ASS several times: I'd be trucking along, daydreaming or distracted by something shiny and then ASS!

Wake up and turn here. Cool.
by fciron
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17067
Views: 1375205

Ygmir, sorry to hear about your aunt. Lost my mom last August (2009) to cancer and I cannot offer any fucking advice, but you've got all of our support. Was up in Rochester last week and got her ashes settled. Mom's the first person to go into the new Columbarium in the same cemetary as Susan B. Ant...
by fciron
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

i also have a small inverter, a one amp battery charger and a battery isolator that I never put into the art car that I will bring this weekend. and I have a butane soldering iron and heat shrink tubing that I will bring to the burn. And lots of landscape wire for 12v stuff and Cricket says we shoul...
by fciron
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

I'm embarrassed to show my face because I haven't done anything with that three speed bicycle hub that unjon sent me last year. I had a lifetime supply of very good shine in 1999 and haven't touched a sip since. I certainly thought the Y2K bug had ended the world. I have an extra charge controller a...
by fciron
Sun May 16, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

:shock: :shock: :shock: Wow. That is looking awesome. Not as in 'dude' but as in AWE! I have an extensive set of keyway broaches if you should need to use them. You could use them when you come to get your flypress. (See the arbor press in the background?) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnH...
by fciron
Sat May 08, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme
Topic: Fuck This Theme
Replies: 71
Views: 16760

Ancient American tradition is that if you don't like something, ignore it.

What's the theme? Art, music, and burning shit in the desert.
by fciron
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

Fishy Birthday Happy!
by fciron
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

Thanks Masho, I am afraid I'm having moments of doubt. Had a couple of medical issues crop up in the immediate family and they are eating up quite a bit of time. I could self-finance, or do the work, but I am running out of the energy to do both. Might do a smaller solo piece for this year as my fir...
by fciron
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Lewis - Look Here!
Replies: 27
Views: 2401

Hi, I'm Lewis too.

Image
by fciron
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ok.. I don't want to admit this....
Replies: 33
Views: 4106

I don't understand the obsession w/ dr. B either.

Hell, if you already live in the desert then you already have a pretty good idea of what soap you need.

My .02
by fciron
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I got my Bleepity Bleepin Playa Coat!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2588

My girlfriend came home with a floor length faux-fur coat and said she thought it might be kinda fun for burning man. She wasn't really sure, seen so many pictures of crazy stuff, she's really shy and insecure, yada, yada. "Honey, that's what we call a 'playa coat'. You're gonna need some furry leg ...
by fciron
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

I'm gonna have to get intimate with thousands of feelthy heepies?!

There's no grant big enough! :lol:
by fciron
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

BMorg doesn't like me enough to give me piles of cash. Looks like it is only gonna be 20 feet in diameter.

Life is so unfair! :P

See you in September!
by fciron
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: COFFEE CAMP 2K10!
Replies: 29
Views: 4582

LeChat, we'll get together for a special coffee run to catch up with ClarkCon!
by fciron
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

capjbadger, I already have a secret plan to reuse the perimeter fence as a gerbil wheel next year. I want a bicycle with a 20 foot gerbil wheel on the back so that people will walk in it and drive me around the playa. You want armor plating as well? I am gonna have to gear it down. LeChat, I have ab...
by fciron
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

Human Powered Hypertrochoid Mandal Generating Machine

So I was at dinner with some friends (who are burners) and the ladies were discussing their childhood love of Spirograph (tm). My girlfriend (not yet a burner) says "I always wanted to be the pen in the Spirograph." I immediately interrupted whatever deep philosophical conversation I was having "We ...
by fciron
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: BRC Hoopers
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Let's see:

hooping.org should have some info as the time draws near and

Rich Porter will definitely blog about Spin Cycle camp and hooping events as well. http://isopop.com/
by fciron
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

easy way to replicate the look of old farm equipment (AGRIPUNK!): Start with bare metal; do a lousy job of brushing on paint, thin and blotchy; apply ferric nitrate solution (I got some, along with your knife switch.) and wait; perhaps moisten occasionally. I can also advise on all-paint finishes. H...
by fciron
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: KENTUCKY
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

March 1st is the notification date. Mild confusion on that other post.
by fciron
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 41773

Thanks, I wasn't sure how much the sear height on wheel-chairs differed from standard chairs.

Upon reflection, it would have to be pretty close so that standard desks and tables would be accessible as well. I'll check a few folks.
by fciron
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Temporary Autonomous Zone
Replies: 453
Views: 43649

If I were the trouble-making, devil's advocate type I would argue that these tea party rallies are also TAZs...
by fciron
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: KENTUCKY
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

Woot! Woot!
by fciron
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 41773

Ms. Fishy, LeChat and I have found an elegant solution for the access issue, but I could use some suggestions for my art piece. It's basically a giant spirograph. The outer ring gear is a circular fence and the central moving gear is suspended from a track above. The track ensures that the central g...
by fciron
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: The Contraption 2010
Replies: 416
Views: 72654

I have a heavy-duty, ceramic knife switch that used to be the cut-off for my house.

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