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by LostMachine
Fri May 20, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

The short answer is: No, not really The long answer: In order to make a strong structure you need the ends of the conduit to end up at the same spot. By the time you stack 6 pieces of 3/4” conduit with the proper angles it will be over 8” thick from the top piece to the bottom one. All the “correct”...
by LostMachine
Mon May 02, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1056
Views: 228228

A man flying in a hot air balloon realizes he is lost. He reduces his altitude and spots a man in a field down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" The man below says, "Yes, you're in a hot air balloon, about 30 feet above this field." "You must b...
by LostMachine
Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building Materials... Any thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

mamagrrl wrote:
Brilliant.
How did you choose which hotel to ask?
I don't know the name of it now. It was a big one in Portland it had about 500 rooms. Just make some phone calls, you'll come up with plenty.
by LostMachine
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building Materials... Any thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

What about cheap bed sheets from thrift stores? I'm contemplating using them. That is what we used last year. You don’t even have to go to a thrift store. We told a hotel that we needed them for our church group, they filled a friend's hearse to capacity for us. (we never told them *what* church) A...
by LostMachine
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

robotland wrote: Getting rid of that lip was @!#!!.
Robot I needed to debur a lot of stuff once the cheap solution I found was a step bit for a hand drill. It works great. It even flanges the end a little.
Home depot has them.

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by LostMachine
Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

I have to show off my Train Track Anvil now.
Cutting train track is a bitch, more so with the wrong size tip. But I’m really happy about how this one turned out.

LM

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by LostMachine
Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

Sure looks like it would do the trick and then some. Wouldn't it be a little slow though? Looks like you have to pump the handle several times to squash one end. You would only need to pump 2-3 times depending on the bottle jack. Plus with the added power you could make a die-plate that can press t...
by LostMachine
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

Blame it on the asian building boom. Conduit prices have skyrocketed over the last two years. Of course, A few years before we shut down all the U.S. steel mills because it was cheaper to ship it from China. As I understand it, China needed all the steel because they took on the three world’s large...
by LostMachine
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

PVC Dome

Tony, I’m going to be building a dome out of PVC this summer. I’d rather use conduit but I was given a metric butt ton of 1” PVC. So I plan to use that for my elliptical dome. The way I’m planning to do the connections is as followed. Keep in mind I’ve never done one like this before but I have hear...
by LostMachine
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: temporary malfunction of motor skills
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Ya,

Tonight after dinner I forgot to open my mouth before sticking a toothpick in.

I jabbed it right into my lip, it bleed for a good 20 minutes.

That’s when you know it is time to stop doing homework and go to bed.

LM
by LostMachine
Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Price of Gas
Replies: 142
Views: 18743

Diesel today in Portland OR was at $2.80 a gallon. I would not be surprised to see the cheap gas hit $3.00 this summer.


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I thought I’d look before I posted,
There are already gas prices over $3.00

http://www.californiagasprices.com/
by LostMachine
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Advice on glues for costume?
Replies: 31
Views: 11288

This to That

This is a great site that I’ve used in the past when I asked myself similar questions.

http://www.thistothat.com
by LostMachine
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: elusive perfect arrival time
Replies: 20
Views: 4604

Last year we got there around 12:30am. We spent about 40 minutes in traffic to get through the gates. We were tired before but we were wide awake once BRC was in site. We didn’t have a problem finding a spot to camp, (8:45 and Mars) We had a 4 block radius that we told friends we would be at, They d...
by LostMachine
Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Boom or Forklift needed on Playa
Replies: 9
Views: 4553

If it is only 12-14’ long just get some people under it. We lifted two 20’ towers with 6 people last year. The towers were made of 4” angle iron and weighed about 200lbs. Not as heavy as a telephone pole, but with your shorter length you should be fine. Try it out before you get too into the lift id...
by LostMachine
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

Other than the extra work and material, I think you have a great idea. Good thing it is a labor of love. If you had access to a welder you could assemble it then weld any intersections you didn’t want to take apart. I would leave any struts that connect one panel to another loose, but all the joints...
by LostMachine
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

If you are using a even frequency of radius 12’ you get approximately 338sq feet of space with 6’ clearance.

If you are going with an uneven frequency this number would change depending if it is a 3/8 or 5/8 floor plan (but would still be close).
by LostMachine
Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

Lemon you're right. I think there was some diameter/radius confusion going on. 314 sq feet is about the size of a double car garage. Last year we built a 30 foot Diameter dome and it was very nice for our 8 people. Don’t be discouraged build as big as you want. It is also Fun to build a model first....
by LostMachine
Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: defining point at burning man:
Replies: 22
Views: 5748

Outside of the 8 of us camping together, I knew one other person that was going to Burning Man. I didn’t know where she would be, and I meant to look her up after we had gotten settled. We hadn't talked for a few months other than we were both going. We got in late Monday morning. When the sun rose,...
by LostMachine
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

DragonFly, I was deeply offended by your comments. Domes are not Out-dates. I like the drilling and fastening.... And if you are like Robotland when you want a bigger one you simply build it under your old one. In a few years he’ll have a 200 foot radius 20 level dome. It will look more like a cone ...
by LostMachine
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

With the current division I have, the longest strut would be just over 5’ and the shortest would be around 3.5’. I want to play around with my method of division and try to get the strut lengths closer together. Sometimes I get into it and after a little while I go crazy, so I need to take breaks. I...
by LostMachine
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Bangers of The World, Unite!
Replies: 149
Views: 23451

I was gifted about 300 feet of 1.25” PVC pipe last year. So I figure I should use it for something. Unless plans change I think I’m going to do a smaller (8’ radius) elliptical dome, with an eccentricity around 1.5-2. So the roof should be 12 to 16 feet tall. The frequency will be 3 or 4. Octahedron...
by LostMachine
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Parade Of Domes 2005
Replies: 59
Views: 11379

I think this is a wonderful Idea. I think it should include all unique shade structures, not just domes. Last year, on the last day I saw a structure built entirely of hyperbolic paraboloids. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HyperbolicParaboloid.html Had I know earlier in the week I would have loved to ...
by LostMachine
Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: costs to get to BM?
Replies: 9
Views: 2246

What Zulegonna said is good. It will help to find other Burners to talk to before you get there. My guess on your cost, not counting your ticket price, would be $400 to $1500. You might be able to do it for less but don’t count on it. There is a 3000 mile drive that will take 3 days minimum. If you ...
by LostMachine
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91244

Non Traditional Geodesic Dome

I just wanted to Post my site on our Dome construction. Maybe people will get some ideas from it.

http://www.LostMachine.com/projects/orbbject/index.html


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LM
by LostMachine
Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Avators
Replies: 15
Views: 2581

New Avatar

I just made a new avatar, ironically it is my baby workshop mascot who is named CapLocs (no “k”). His left eye was made out of the Cap Locks key that was ripped out of my keyboard after one too many accidental engagements. In my opinion the key is the most pointless key on the keyboard. It was carri...
by LostMachine
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Main Site
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Main Site

Typically when does the main Burning Man web page get updated? I know pics are up and all that, but the front page still list last years date. It makes me a little nervous that some type of place holder isn’t up until the next theme is announced? Does it usually take this long? (and yes, if I knew e...
by LostMachine
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pictures of the Man
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Pictures of the Man

I’m making a huge sticker for the top of my Laptop. I was hoping to use some of the pics I took this year but after going through them a number of times I can’t find one clear pic of the Man. If you have a large high resolution image of the man during the day/night/sunrise/sunset I would be grateful...
by LostMachine
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: What makes an art car "great" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 5222

Pstar, I’m glad you had a great burn, and I’m very happy that you participated. I feel the more work you put into before arriving the better time you have while you’re there. There is no doubt in my mind that you put in a lot more work than most people. I only saw your art car during the day and to ...
by LostMachine
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: What makes an art car "great" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 5222

I don’t care for the party barges unless they are done really well (draka). The weakest one I've seen was the framed up platform made to fit in the back of a Hertz rental pick up truck. They had plywood horses on the front of the truck with the “illusion” that they were pulling the platform. This wo...
by LostMachine
Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Is liquid latex (body paint) allowed on airplanes?
Replies: 10
Views: 6308

I once had about 100’ of rope in my carryon. I needed it to tie down stuff while moving. The guy thought it was something kinky and put on rubber gloves to handle it, then he made a comment “looks like someone has been having some fun”. All I said was “Excuse me?” and the asshole attitude came out. ...

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