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by Shoeshine
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: whats the name for this!
Replies: 15
Views: 1853

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: 1998

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 world...
by Shoeshine
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lost: Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 1879

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: 910
Views: 126499

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: 967

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: 910
Views: 126499

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.
by Shoeshine
Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126499

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Just for shits and giggles one of my campmates set up a test rig for playa fasteners. A 2x4 tripod, a trailer jack, a crane scale, and some lengths of chain. Did a live demo on-playa. to keep it fair we used all 10" fasteners re-bar timber screw lag screw The re-bar failed under 36 kg of upward forc...
by Shoeshine
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Tips?
Replies: 83
Views: 13112

Re: Cleaning Tips?

I'll second Figgy's notion. Heading out the 447 doing 70 in the straights, I opened the drivers window and the rear passenger. I probably looked like Steve Austin (dating myself) but I left a lot of playa on the playa. Also helped de-fug the vehicle as I had put full trash bags in the way-back over ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: We need a place to stay
Replies: 28
Views: 2362

Re: We need a place to stay

Captain, I see you have received a promotion... well deserved and a long time coming Admiral.
by Shoeshine
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart
Replies: 81
Views: 5536

Re: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart

Looking phenomenal!
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lighting yourself-help!
Replies: 42
Views: 17575

Re: Lighting yourself-help!

@ the Sheik... now that's an idea... 3 short blasts if I need the bridge raised, (i.e. getting through a sound camp) now I just need to incorporate an air horn.
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Useage
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Fuel Useage

In an attempt to be helpful, I brought a lawn tractor based MV last year (different system I know but might give you a metric to work with) I ran ~4-6 hrs. per day 6 days and only burned through about 11 gal of gas. ended up putting all the rest into my truck for exodus. I think it was because I was...
by Shoeshine
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7190

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

OK got to throw out my $.02 Hoegaarden: it is a Belgian White with a very light and fresh taste with an herbal note mostly coriander and orange zest which sounds weird but is absolutely awesome out on playa. Some point reyes blue cheese, olives of most any stripe, cornichons - super sour little fren...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lighting yourself-help!
Replies: 42
Views: 17575

Re: Lighting yourself-help!

Might be the nautical geek in me showing up, but I have a "running lights" belt that can be put around whatever else I choose (or choose not) to wear. Red LED - right hip, Green LED - left hip, pointed about 60deg down so they illuminate the ground. white LED panel on the buckle like a headlamp. Ora...
by Shoeshine
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126499

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

you've got the essence, if you stall out with the drill there is always a ratchet wrench (and if needed a pipe on the handle) for the last few turns.
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126499

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I've said it a bit earlier... but you really want an impact driver rather than a drill for this application.

my little ryobi 18v did just fine for 14" lags last year.
by Shoeshine
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart
Replies: 81
Views: 5536

Re: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart

holy sheepshit... those are amazing
by Shoeshine
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Glass Bottle MOOP?
Replies: 35
Views: 5867

Re: Glass Bottle MOOP?

I take these up to wine country when I'm planning on bringing a bunch home. they slide into standard size cardboard boxes, and are pretty bulletproof. They do however take up a shit ton of room, but I have a truck and trailer so no biggie. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331346188633?lpid=82&chn=ps I w...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart
Replies: 81
Views: 5536

Re: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart

agreed... badassery all around I'll still throw in my $.02 for some bearings. Here in SD there are a couple of surplus places that you can pick up used bearings for next to nothing (well under $20) also available online of course. you could use a forstner bit or a router and template to make a pocke...
by Shoeshine
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart
Replies: 81
Views: 5536

Re: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart

I went full chariot last year with 36" wood wheels. Three layers of 3/4" ply cut out and lammed up... they worked like a charm just spinning on a 5/8" shoulder bolt, but they weren't actually carrying the weight of the vehicle. I mounted them on little swing arms so they just rested their own weight...
by Shoeshine
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 6432

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Perhaps thread necromancy... but here goes from someone slightly on the fence. This will only be my 6th year going but last year I had my hardest time yet. I managed to lose my yurt off the roof rack halfway up the 395, a giant POOF of wood splinters and polyiso shreds. Ended up sleeping in my truck...
by Shoeshine
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Stick This
Replies: 26
Views: 2367

Re: Stick This

none for me, but just wanted to thank you for the offer. Great gift for those who don't have access.
by Shoeshine
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Traditional-ish yurt/ger build (not a hexayurt)
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Traditional-ish yurt/ger build (not a hexayurt)

and... I will say it again... Damn!

Nice build, nice documentation, nice all around. Kudos
by Shoeshine
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?
Replies: 104
Views: 8352

Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

yups I'm in...

time estimate was off, said 7 min was actually 22, but hey, no complaints
by Shoeshine
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant vehicle advise needed on the small scale.
Replies: 9
Views: 3991

Re: Mutant vehicle advise needed on the small scale.

Rock on for the small MV... the party buses are damn cool but I love the ingenuity and creativity of the small ones just as much. My MV for "14 was a hybrid... gas for main drive train, and electric for a set of actuated moving legs and lighting. I used a mobility chair (wrecked and otherwise useles...
by Shoeshine
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from st. louis, missouri !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2325

Re: hello from st. louis, missouri !!

never got to pronouncing it "farhty far" (Hwy 44) though I did talk about "Grav oiy's" and "De ball over" (Gravois and Debaliviere)
by Shoeshine
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from st. louis, missouri !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2325

Re: hello from st. louis, missouri !!

I didn't find many in St. Louie that pronounced it with the "uh" think that is more of an out-state thing. @^Rhino I lived on 13th just down the block from the police station. I left in '04 I think, so Mad Art had just opened its doors. I went to the opening reception though. Glad to hear that is al...
by Shoeshine
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from st. louis, missouri !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2325

Re: hello from st. louis, missouri !!

you do realize that all of that was tongue in cheek. I am not from actually from St Louis, I just spent some time there, and was having fun remembering all the things I appreciated about that city. The point being that burners come from all sets of experience, and you are welcome regardless of your ...
by Shoeshine
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from st. louis, missouri !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2325

Re: hello from st. louis, missouri !!

and NO... I won't ask what high school you went to if I encounter you on playa.
by Shoeshine
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from st. louis, missouri !!
Replies: 46
Views: 2325

Re: hello from st. louis, missouri !!

AHH.. in certain ways I really miss the "Lou". Spent nearly a decade in Soulard. Sadly I didn't get the BM bug till after I left. I did hang out with peeps from the city museum, who year after year took a project to the burn that I watched being built. So clearly there is a burner presence there, ju...

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