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by Snow
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: work in Sacramento - live there or commute from Bay Area?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: work in Sacramento - live there or commute from Bay Area

I just moved to Sacramento from Reno. There is quite a bit of partying to be had here and plenty to do, not the scene I'm used to (in Reno) but I'm still getting settled in here. SF is only a train or car trip away so you can still make trips there a lot. I'd say it'd be worth it to get your feet on...
by Snow
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: COVER OR NOT TO COVER VEHICLE ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3325

Re: COVER OR NOT TO COVER VEHICLE ?

I cover my vehicle inside and out with a coating of playa dust every year.
by Snow
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: It's… The Cargo Couple! (DIY Fun)
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: It's… The Cargo Couple! (DIY Fun)

yggy, how about we weld all your art cars into one monster robot like voltron haha

been meaning to give you a ring sometime....
by Snow
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: building a 30 ft wooden PENIS Need a tip

EspressoDude wrote:50 ft high and fairly slender. It was a reasonably rigid member...
:shock: tehehe
by Snow
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

don't forget to be prepared for wind during construction too. we had some damn crazy winds building this year! we lost many sheets of ply and they caused much damage, and these were all nailed down as is typical. That was one hell of a night and luckly it was pretty much only us and the man/temple c...
by Snow
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: possible temple design?
Replies: 33
Views: 4071

Re: possible temple design?

I vote for virginia lake!

hi matt!!!
by Snow
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

Plus shade cloth comes in BLACK :wink:
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: 14 foot LED Orbit
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: 14 foot LED Orbit

very cool idea, I like it!

just tossing out an idea, wind vanes on it so the wind can do the winding
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Seeking advice and input for designing MV
Replies: 95
Views: 8199

Re: Seeking advice and input for designing MV

just so no one misses it!!!!!

Elliot wrote:14 feet wide would require an Oversize Load trip permit for each state you travel thru. And they don't sell those permits lightly. Normal maximum width is 8 feet 6 inches (102 inches), except that mirrors and some other safety items may stick out a bit further.
:D
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Check out my new shed
Replies: 38
Views: 3445

Re: Check out my new shed

Will you be offering whippings behind this woodshed? If so I'm getting in line now!
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar, Volume #4
Replies: 9522
Views: 363416

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Happy early T-day everyone!!!

Damn that looks tasty trilo!!!! excited to gorge myself stupid tomorrow. Hosting the feast here and will of course have some flame effects, gotta be thankful for propane, and propane accessories.
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

Froves wrote: i got a shitload of wood today too!!!!!
excited are we? :shock:
by Snow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

Anyhow, I don't see how the internal "guying" you're visualizing requires a cable all the way up to the top. If each level has adequate shear strength and is well-attached to the next, eg similar to a multi-story stud frame building, you'd attach anchors to posts close to the base, simila...
by Snow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

In mentioning the metal, I am reminding you to bring a magnetic rake. It makes life much easier when you want to get the heck out of dodge. The internal guying is simply a cable that runs from the top of the structure to a anchor in the ground (with a turnbuckle). Basically it holds the structure st...
by Snow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

Note Bob YOU didn't install or raise any of that, you just used slave labor as your machine. and we are talking about internal guying which is much better ascetically, in this case, resulting in a higher pull out force, than external guying. Now I haven't run the calcs for this structure so I don't ...
by Snow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar, Volume #4
Replies: 9522
Views: 363416

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Saddles up to ECM. How's everyone doing today? My hands are falling off from weaving and sewing kevlar, I've been up all night doing it to get an order out. Making enough fire hula hoops to equip an entire army...I wonder where they plan to invade. I always keep an oven mitt on me just in case, I th...
by Snow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Theme Predictions for 2013
Replies: 341
Views: 30600

Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

trilobyte wrote:I know the Trojan Horse has been done recently, and Dan's taking a well-deserved break from big art next year, but man a giant Trojan Cat would be hilarious...

it's very odd that you say that considering the recent convo i've had. :twisted:




2013. Incontinence, it's the shits!
by Snow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

I guess you could buy, install and remove earth anchors by hand, but WHY? We have always used the ones from the artery and they have nice equipment to make it happen in minutes (and they remove them). You could also instead of using a truck transport all your pieces by bicycle, sometimes self relian...
by Snow
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

well the short version (short on time) is that cables are run from the top of the stucture (usually at the corners) down to earth anchors that are driven into the playa. We've used this method on several structures, most recently on Burn Wall Street. The earth anchors are augers that can be driven b...
by Snow
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon
Replies: 98
Views: 9710

Re: Need tips building a 30 ft wooden octogon

Glad to see your enthusiasm and progress. I agree that your structure appears to need some guying, but don't worry you don't have to have gaudy cables on the outside. Internal guying is sturdy and well hidden, yet provides the necessary down force to counteract wind and burner forces (yes people WIL...
by Snow
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fun With Geology
Replies: 46
Views: 6536

Re: Holding people accountable

Damn I still have the formations of the grand canyon memorized from my Stratigrraphy class. I try to forget but they just won't go away.
by Snow
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pershing County Jail Sucks!
Replies: 162
Views: 16875

Re: Pershing County Jail Sucks!

Using this thread to ask a question; if an undercover at BM asks me what I'm on, and I tell him, what are the chances of a ruined night? How deep undercover will they go? Do they educate themselves on the art and follow you back to camp, or is it pretty much "got drugs? no? ok bye." I've ...
by Snow
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pershing County Jail Sucks!
Replies: 162
Views: 16875

Re: Pershing County Jail Sucks!

you should try Storey County Jail next time I DID! This guy knows how to deal with the NV small town sheriffs http://www.ktvn.com/story/19827391/escaped-virginia-city-prisoner-found-near-american-flats Sorry Yggy, but he Barney Fife'd the deputy: "when a deputy was doing cell checks Jeremy Jame...
by Snow
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fun With Geology
Replies: 46
Views: 6536

Re: Holding people accountable

What do you do with dead geologists? ..........Barium





Geologists will date anything.
by Snow
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fun With Geology
Replies: 46
Views: 6536

Re: Holding people accountable

hey we are having corny geology jokes and no one invited me? some light geology reading http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma551gd0rH1qbozjao1_500.jpg During a heated discussion Opal screamed at Amber, telling her that not only was she not a jewel but she wasn't even a mineral. "Is that so,"...
by Snow
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Building a Quadricycle
Replies: 81
Views: 13404

Re: Building a Quadricycle

you've got mail Ano So far my largest human powered vehicle was the Trojan Horse in 2011 EPIC!! Heheh, love the 'so far' part...that'd be something to top the Horse 8) Always gotta push your boundaries right? Although I'm not sure what can be bigger and roll. Moving the horse was a stressful time fo...
by Snow
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Candy for the little snot pickers.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: Candy for the little snot pickers.....

providing them with a clawed projectile may not be the wisest course of action.
by Snow
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Candy for the little snot pickers.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: Candy for the little snot pickers.....

make sure to get some good pix of the revenge the little ones exact upon your house!
by Snow
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Propane-Powered Vehicles
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Propane-Powered Vehicles

I looked into this for my willys jeep a while back. Lots of info on the pros and cons on the net if you search, especially 4x4 sites. People do it for rock crawlers so the carb won't be starved at extreme angles. There is a slight loss of power when compared to petro, but not huge. And your exhaust ...

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