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by torrey.smith
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture
Replies: 22
Views: 6209

Re: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture

Sextant seems to appreciate the following hazards:

High Voltage via the Tesla Coil
High Altitude via the Tower
High Velocity via the Zip-Line
High Alcohol content via vünderbar
by torrey.smith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 3183

Re: Bar

If you're on Facebook, look us up at:
facebook.com/sextantcamp

I'm Sarge, and I'd be your contact.

Would this be your first burn? What's got you all excited?
by torrey.smith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 3183

Re: Bar

We're always looking for bartenders to come to Sextant and tend vünderbar in our tower!

Photo credit: Eric Stoliker

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by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 4126

Re: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017

remi wrote:I knew I shouldn't have spent the entire weekend trying to get selfies with Halcyon and Larry Harvey...
And I'm always trying to get a selfie with Remi!
by torrey.smith
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement for 1st year camp
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: Placement for 1st year camp

A good theme camp does not spring from a group wanting to get placed and have WAP, it springs from a group who have a terrific idea and decide it would be best accomplished as a placed camp. This is key. My first year with Sextant could basically have been described as "Scary Zip-Line". That is a f...
by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: 15' wall made of polystyrene / styrofoam?
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: 15' wall made of polystyrene / styrofoam?

That said, I can help you ground anchor your project.
by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: 15' wall made of polystyrene / styrofoam?
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: 15' wall made of polystyrene / styrofoam?

Styrafoam is ultra, ultra, ultra moopey.
by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement for 1st year camp
Replies: 5
Views: 4579

Re: Placement for 1st year camp

Disclosure: I am just some guy that runs a theme camp. I am not a member of Placement. Take line of salt. Is it easy for a camp to be placed on its first year? Yes. Most theme camp applications get placed, but only if you are actually taking the definition of what a theme camp is to heart. Theme ca...
by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome Workshop Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Dome Workshop Project

My advice is: 1) Do your best to get accurate hole-to-hole spacing. 2) Add approximately 1/16 of an inch or 1.5 mm over the actual size of the bolt when you define the size of your hole. You do need some clearance, but you also want to avoid a cascade of tolerances due to gravity that will make your...
by torrey.smith
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome Workshop Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Dome Workshop Project

I'm Sarge. I founded Sextant. We like domes. You have some very good steel there ;)

An excellent resource is www.domerama.com

I recommend the 3V 5/9 Kruschke
by torrey.smith
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 26
Views: 6280

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

My campmate stayed in his Prius with the engine off and the AC on quite a bit this year.

A Tesla would be much better :mrgreen:
by torrey.smith
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

Re: Time to phase out glitter

This will be hard for me!

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by torrey.smith
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 20
Views: 4943

Re: Segways in Burning Man

Just sayin'. I saw I guy on one of these in 2016 and had the following thought processes: 1) Wow! 2) F*** that entitled bastard 3) But damn that's cool and silent and he's actually riding it, with all the risk that entails. 4) I'm getting one! So I got one, took it to Juplaya and it rocked. Took it ...
by torrey.smith
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 3413

Re: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?

I know this may be difficult to swallow, but this thing is simply the most ridiculously appropriate winningest flipping funfest. I tested it at Juplaya and it simply rocked. It rocked the entire Burn without a single issue. I got to the point where I couldn't be troubled to walk halfway across camp....
by torrey.smith
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126576

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Alright here's a set of videos to recap the Sextant 2017 cycle as it pertains to ground anchors. A basic observation is that although the corded, brushed Makita TW-1000 has a slightly lower rated torque (738 ft-lbs) vs the cordless, brushless Makita XWT07Z LXT (780 ft-lbs), the TW-1000 seems to deli...
by torrey.smith
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Burning Man festival in Second Life
Replies: 21
Views: 7437

Re: Burning Man festival in Second Life

Would you folks benefit from CAD models of Sextant?
by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 14160

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

With an 18 inch lag, my 550 ft/lb impact was struggling to turn it for the last two inches. There seems to be a disproportionate increase in drive power required after about 14-15 inches. I use a 780 ft-lb cordless Makita. It's worked for: 3/8x14 1/2x18 3/4x24 ...and 1.75x36 custom (took a while :m...
by torrey.smith
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 6549

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

I go to Juplaya and GPS my way to the exact point we met, then wait fervently for my Sexy Playa Goddess to come at me from the horizon, riding the front of the Christina, to sweep me away to infinite bliss and glory.
by torrey.smith
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging
Replies: 14
Views: 3858

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging

My OneWheel was absolutely awesome this year. I tested it at Juplaya before deciding to bring it. We create a buried power grid based off of a 25 kw diesel whisperwatt that we rent. That runs clean, quiet, and all week long with daily fuel deliveries from the good people of HELL. Our neighbors had o...
by torrey.smith
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Re: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017

Here is a clip I shot from vünderbar.

by torrey.smith
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: ARCHITECTURE
Replies: 16
Views: 5236

Re: ARCHITECTURE

Here is some required reading.

Sextant is extremely honored to be featured in this book.
by torrey.smith
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Re: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?

Uh hey there Swampy. That's kinda what I am at m0xy, too :oops:

JOIN US
by torrey.smith
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Red Dome with fire show near 10& Esplanade
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

Re: Red Dome with fire show near 10& Esplanade

Incendia. God. DAMN. Apparently they were going through 1,200 - 2,000 lbs of propane per NIGHT.
by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126576

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

This is an unfinished project until I see a T-rex drill one of those anchors into the ground with stubby little arms. Any way that might be possible? You know, maladroit, there are certain things in this world that are simply a bridge too far to ask for. In what theme camp could that even happen???
by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126576

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Sextant traditionally utilizes the corded, brushed, Makita TW-1000 , rated at 738 ft-lbs . It works great with the PE26 and struggles with the PE46 penetrators . For our custom anchors, we are hoping to see the TW-1000 be effective in our 36" prototype seen above. The cordless, brushless Makita XWT0...
by torrey.smith
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126576

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Sextant is excited to be making the debut of our own super lag that we made in our shop at m0xy Oakland. These are 17-4 Stainless Steel. 36" penetration. James "Heavy Metal" Erd is the machinist/metal artist within Sextant that made this possible. http://i.imgur.com/BfhFk3Y.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DJ...
by torrey.smith
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Is placement done?
Replies: 38
Views: 3162

Re: Is placement done?

The Rat Lady wrote:Mobility Camp Center Camp Plaza @ 7:30!

Who are our neighbors?:)

Rat Lady
Sextant at Esplanade & 6:45!

Hey Rat Lady, come on over and we'll hoist you up to vünderbar again :mrgreen:
by torrey.smith
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much food?
Replies: 21
Views: 5184

Re: How much food?

Bring less food than you think you need.

Bring more drink than you think you need.
by torrey.smith
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to Make the Most of Your Dome?
Replies: 20
Views: 4170

Re: How to Make the Most of Your Dome?

Domes are fun to build around. I use 4130 steel typically.

Make good choices!

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by torrey.smith
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: 2016 Found On-Playa
Topic: Found Burning Man necklace
Replies: 18
Views: 4493

Re: Found Burning Man necklace

Ratty wrote:Torry you show off. That thing is awesome. Did I see you at the Ramp?
I know, I know :wink:

The Ramp? Tell me more!

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