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by Shoeshine
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

Holy sheep shit savannah. That was amazing
by Shoeshine
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bitter Ex-Burners
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: Bitter Ex-Burners

complete thread necromancy:

But this struck a chord with me. Thanks all. Appreciate your input if even from the past.
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 1677

Re: The best pen

My go-to for journaling is a Pigma micron drafting pen. They are super fine tip permanent ink. come in a huge array of colors and tip sizes. obviously great for drawing too. for general purpose writing I like the sepia tone .02 tip.
by Shoeshine
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Awesomely Creative Abodes
Replies: 30
Views: 2454

Re: Awesomely Creative Abodes

Please post the details of the actual tour when it solidifies.
I for one would love to take the tour...
by Shoeshine
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pointer to test of pull-out strength of various methods of securing guy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Pointer to test of pull-out strength of various methods of securing guy lines

that was our camp that put together the test rig.
happy to answer any questions.
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Truck camping questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Truck camping questions.

You will totally get the most bang for your buck if you can shade your shell. The idea is to get some airflow between your shade and the surface of your habitat so the sun isn't beating on the surface closest to you. ideally 12"ish between them. Google monkey hut. Or rig a shade tarp (cheap @ h...
by Shoeshine
Mon May 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1006
Views: 192939

Re: your stupid joke here

Knock Knock...

Who's there?

Doorbell repairman.

...

...
by Shoeshine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Awesomely Creative Abodes
Replies: 30
Views: 2454

Re: Awesomely Creative Abodes

Check out the "Golden Re-bar awards" section of this blog:

http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.ca/ ... 15_56.html

you'll need to do some scrolling
last entry was from 2015,
but a great history of on-playa architecture
by Shoeshine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Precision Cut Plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Precision Cut Plywood

Sorry to be late to the discussion but as you are in the bay area contact TechShop to be able to learn and do it yourself. Otherwise google CNC routing services or same terms on craigslist. I could give a dozen shops, including my own, if you were in the San Diego area. But I guarantee there are sim...
by Shoeshine
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Curated art cars, what are they looking for?
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

Re: Curated art cars, what are they looking for?

I agree with all this except for one thing; A small MV (Golf cart) is always going to be judged on whether it's a personal conveyance. I've seen all manner of small ones, many beautifully outfitted and yet I believe there is a built in bias that says, " you only did it so you could drive aroun...
by Shoeshine
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 27073

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

The motor was from an electric mobility scooter that I got off craigslist for I think around $100 because the seat was torn up. Two 24v High torque / low RPM motors, and two serviceable batteries + controllers. Total bargain. The axle is easy. Take off the hub from the drive wheel, there is a set sc...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

yup the 72" x 96" @ $14.95. Don't know about longevity, but it worked like a charm last year. Like I said even through the big blow pre-event last year. Pulled it out and it seems none the worse for wear (I did hose it off before storing)
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

forget the tape anchors and halos. truck cargo net. throw it over the top and ratchet strap down from the pre-installed reinforced grommets to lags impact driven into the playa. easy to adjust tension, and the net spreads the point load more evenly across the panels. 4 x18" lags and the net hel...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

not in a decent wind. 1" thick minimum for structural integrity like BvB said for the smaller models 1.5" is even better for full size yurts. I know the panels are more expensive, but what is the cost savings when it crumples on day 2?
by Shoeshine
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)

Cool, Thanks Tiahaar.

That's easily done. good info though, Think I have all that covered. DMV it is.

Do you find you have to line up with all the other MV's or is it a separate station?

Shoe
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)

Hola Eplaya, Not sure if this is the best spot for this (mods feel free to move if appropriate) In the middle of my build of my mutant bike. Adult "Big Wheel" Rear and drive train from a Schwinn 26" tricycle, front wheel custom built at 66". Should be a fun pedal around the playa...
by Shoeshine
Thu May 26, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1006
Views: 192939

Re: your stupid joke here

A sheep, a drum, and a snake fall off a cliff...

BAA DUM TSSS



Thank you, I'll be here all week.
by Shoeshine
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How do wind-loaded yurts typically fail?
Replies: 24
Views: 2506

Re: How do wind-loaded yurts typically fail?

Only anecdotal, but... I used a modified 6' stretch design last year that worked well. Designed to get a higher door 5' 6" in this case and much more standing area inside. Made a world of difference in user friendliness. I have given up on both tape anchors and halo. I use a truck bed cargo net...
by Shoeshine
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: I just want to wear normal clothes
Replies: 148
Views: 14574

Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

too OLD???
HA

I'm middle aged ("Dad bod" paunch, getting hair in the ears and grey in the beard)
I've had a couple of lonely moments out on the playa, but they were entirely to do with my own mental state and insecurities.

NOTHING to do with being accepted by others. NOTHING
by Shoeshine
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: If you could add that one thing to your Burning Man?
Replies: 24
Views: 1634

Re: If you could add that one thing to your Burning Man?

moving the burn 2 weeks earlier... My son is just now getting to the age when he is capable of being out there. A sense of self preservation, understanding the difference between cultural taboos and ethical conduct, wonder and awe about other people and/with the grace to bow out when that is not hea...
by Shoeshine
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Everything old is new again!
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Everything old is new again!

Year before last, first time bringing a MV. So absolutely focused on that damn thing. Got it loaded, used all my good straps to get it secured on it's trailer. worked great. The problem? I just grabbed my hexiyurt, threw it on the roof rack of my truck with a couple of cheap tie downs. It'll be fine...
by Shoeshine
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 63
Views: 2906

Re: Directed Group Sale

OMG that was painless (other than the credit card bill)

waited till 3:00 and was done in about 75 sec.
by Shoeshine
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medications on the playa...
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Medications on the playa...

Must agree with Eric. I use a complicated regimen of Diabetes drugs that have to be somewhat carefully timed to work with my insulin. My pill planner is critical. (especially if I'm tired, out of my normal schedule or have had a few) However... I keep these all in a kit (along with my syringes and i...
by Shoeshine
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: whats the name for this!
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: whats the name for this!

also Google "tension and suspension structure"

a little more general. but interesting math and theory.
by Shoeshine
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: H14 Hexayurt?
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: H14 Hexayurt?

sorry don't have any real life pics handy, but this is what I did this past year and it worked really well. cargo net over the top w/ 4 ratchet straps to 18" lags. didn't move an inch in Sat pre-event blow. only takes one more sheet than the std 6' stretch The extra headroom and 5' door made a ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lost: Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: Lost: Friday

If anyone finds my marbles, I would greatly appreciate their return. lost them Friday morning after I left camp for less than an hour and on my return found My hexi's door wide open and a fine taupe patina on all my belongings (including my pillow) apologies to all campmates that endured my random s...
by Shoeshine
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 716
Views: 60484

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

hey Canoe, yeah I probably will too...

and all the fasteners were 1/2", good catch
by Shoeshine
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Un-playafy your Honda generator
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Un-playafy your Honda generator

nice Capt, or should I say Admiral.

Last year I took mine to be serviced by the Honda motorsports shop, but I paid $70 for the privilege. Ill pull my own this year, but might have a few questions.
by Shoeshine
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 716
Views: 60484

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

side note... 4, yes four, 18" lags attached to a cargo net w/ ratchet straps over my hexi didn't budge a bit during the Sat. night blow.

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