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by Shoeshine
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 2507

MV vs mobile sculpture?

Sorry if this is addressed somwhere, but I am unable to find it. Is it a mutant vehicle if there is nobody aboard? I am envisioning this big honking thing, crawling along on multiple legs. It has a good sized eletric motor driven by a bank of golf cart batteries. Lights, gizmos, whirlygigs, the whol...
by Shoeshine
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Wedding ceremony writers block :D
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Wedding ceremony writers block :D

Minxy, sounds simple but one of the most moving rituals from my own wedding was when we had our friends and family (the really important folk to us) stand with hands held as a circle around us as the couple. For us (as we had been together for a decade before we actually got married) the idea of our...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: good place to pull over overnight on 395 from San Diego
Replies: 1
Views: 550

good place to pull over overnight on 395 from San Diego

I am for many reasons, leaving San Diego at around 8PM. 12+ hr drive (solo) ahead of me. I want to break up the drive with an overnight nap along the way. I'd like to set up camp on playa with some light. Looking at the "google" I am somewhat in the boonies at a reasonable stop point. Somewhere betw...
by Shoeshine
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burner/Non-Burner relationships
Replies: 72
Views: 5086

Re: Burner/Non-Burner relationships

I'll throw in my $.02 as a relative newbie and strugging with this question. Last year was my first. Jenny (my wife of 11 yrs) was the one who told me to "get off your ass and go, you've only been talking about it for a decade". Props, right? and I sung her praises last year in several toasts at won...
by Shoeshine
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I can'd decide if it's worth it...
Replies: 33
Views: 3832

Re: I can'd decide if it's worth it...

Cant remember the exact name of the camp. It was somewhere out by 8:30 & G ish. "Playa elders" "the voice of experience" something like that. There was a nice shade structure a bunch of chairs and a few people (seemed to rotate) sitting out willing to listen and impart sage wisdom to whomever asked....
by Shoeshine
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: epoxy to glue sole back on boots?
Replies: 29
Views: 17802

Re: epoxy to glue sole back on boots?

I will second the BARGE cement. I work with a lot of furniture makers and it is what they use to glue leather for high wear situations. It is bulletproof.

Just use it in a well vetilated space (or wear a good chem rated respirator) the fumes from it can knock you on your ass, and not in a good way.
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Thank you!

Nice, I think you will earn the coveted sobriquet of "stealth virgin" As I rolled in last year, to set up my hexayurt w/ swamp cooler, pull out my toolbox, set up my raised cooler covered with space blankets full of PBR, and unload my EL wire encrusted bike... My neighbors asked me how long I have b...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 530
Views: 197296

Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Brody, thxs for the post. should be required reading for those of us still in our shells. Swampdog, first of all I never would have known -- you fake it well. (so do I a lot of the time) Second, I have to say you were one of the most welcoming people at Minitropolis last year to this noob. Not by ju...
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Khaki or busted...
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Khaki or busted...

Thanks, I guess I was thinking I needed to ditch the gear from last year. But you make goods points R & S. I DO like the look. Now I just need to dig up some more extravagant acessories. I do some metal work in my shop, so thin brass and copper sheet is in my bin. I also have a good Indian/Pakistani...
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Khaki or busted...
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Khaki or busted...

OK I need some creative thinking on wardrobe. This is my second year. Last year as a noob I took the advice read here, " wear what speaks to you ", but get outside default. I am a construction/tool guy (run my own design/build shop, practical) I have an appreciation for steampunk but not really a co...
by Shoeshine
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Burner demographic...
Replies: 120
Views: 20185

Long haul from a degree in classical painting. from college on... Rough carpentry > Finish carpentry > cabinet shop > security guard > Fine dining server > Mural painter > Graphic designer > Flash Developer. I now design those annoying pop-over ads for products you aren't interesed in that cover up ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

good thoughts Cap,

I appreciate the offer but I am at the extreme other end of the coast in San Diego. Luckily they are around here for the asking too.

Did you get enough torque to move a few people when you geared it up?

Thanks for all the input.

Shoe
by Shoeshine
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Edgar Burner Poe
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Edgar Burner Poe

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by Shoeshine
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

Thanks everyone... My primary though in using a motorcycle engine was cost and availibility. I can craigslist a wrecked bike (bent frame or the like with a still working drive train) for a couple of hundred bucks. I am also familiar with bikes, and feel comfortable that I can modify/extend the contr...
by Shoeshine
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 96348

actually I would throw my vote out for "No" on the curve. Straight lines have some power in environments like the playa or the ocean. You get these reallly cool effects like foreshortening and parallax. Though I do love the idea of gradually making the thing thinner as it extends. work those visuals...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

Thanks Cap. That's exactly the kind of input I'm looking for... (real life MV exp.) Great thoughts on driving conditions... one of the reasons I was momentarily psyched on the scooter idea was the auto transmisson. But the weight considerations + brake (never even had that on my radar) are good to c...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

I hear ya Ygmir... the frame on the buggy is currently a little over 4" wide. I was thinking to extend it out another foot on each side. (just need new tie rods) so about 6'+ total The canoe is around 14'. the front suspension would probably be around 2' from the front. the rear tire maybe a foot in...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

Well I was imagining I would simply use the whole drive train from the motorcycle in the rear. bolted into the frame that will hold up the canoe. The front end is currently on the drawingboard using a rack & P setup from an old mini dune buggy (I am trying to convince a buddy to part it out to me) I...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

hmmn, Am I right in understanding that you think a 50cc scooter engine would push 8-10 people if geared correctly?

That is almost couple thousand pounds...

Am I really overestimating what I need here?
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorcycle engine for canoe mv?
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

motorcycle engine for canoe mv?

OK my first stupid question for the 2011 season... I am thinking on possibilities for a small MV based on a trashed outrigger canoe hull I can obtain for free/favors. My first thought is to put a motorcycle rear end through the hull at the back. I am trying to figure out how to figure out what kind ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 96348

Re: Bait shop sign. There was a booth on the the St. Pete (outside Tampa) marina docks for years called the "Fishing-Master" baitshop. The nice bit is the sign did not call attention to the fact. "master" was in large characters, with "bait" in a different font below. It was kind of a local game to ...
by Shoeshine
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Burn the man for the Bar Mitzvah party! Woohoo!
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

I think camp "Bris" is serving calimari right after the burn.
by Shoeshine
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 96348

1st - please use if you think it'll help... I could ruminate more... (ad nauseum) 2nd - I gottta second the barnacles. Even if it was just texture paint from a hopper, or insulation foam (great stuff) etc... If you applied heavy and then hit it with a spray paint rattle can, light from the bottom da...
by Shoeshine
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Great camps? Not-so-great camps? Downright lousy camps?
Replies: 35
Views: 12278

gotta nominate the "duck pond" for great ... if low key.. camp
by Shoeshine
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: 2011 theme
Replies: 77
Views: 26589

---^--- red, of course.

But I love the idea of calimari (beter yet, fritto misto) at Bris camp.
by Shoeshine
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 96348

Believe it or not, that really resonates with the theme for me. I grew up in florida on the gulf coast and many of my "rites" (ahem) as a teenager took place on the docks. It was one of the few places that us underagers could go drink a beer or two (or 10) get frisky and loud and not deal with the c...
by Shoeshine
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Aluminipede, a small walking machine
Replies: 97
Views: 22945

Nice Rodi.

Sorry I never had a chance to make it out your way.

I kind of got -stuck in- doing work for megatropolis.

Looking fucking fantastic.

Would still love to do a meet-up in SD if you are game.

Chris
aka "Shoeshine"
by Shoeshine
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Duck Pond was awesome!
Replies: 17
Views: 2298

+1 I had a couple of great nights there (one of your neighbors)

loved the spanking station on the end. watchd a cople of really good scenes
by Shoeshine
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Positive LEO moment
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Got to throw this out. I was working perimeter for the megatropolis burn. There was an insane amount of incredibly dangerous material in there. Afterwards we had a bunch of unexploded charges left in the fire zone that the pyro crew had to deal with. Everyone and their brother wanted to rush the fir...
by Shoeshine
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268281

On that 6' stretch foldy that was posted:

does one need to bevel the cuts on the insulation board to make it work?

anyone have any experience with this mod?

---shoeshine

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