Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

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Postby goathead » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:54 pm

I was given the chance to do something special today for a burner.

I melt playa dust with a big frensal lens into small rocks that resemble Indian teardrops.

Today I mixed some ashes into the playa dust and made her a small stone.

If you are bringing out some ashes to the temple or to scatter and would like to stop by and have a small stone made with some ash and playa dust please stop by.

Just a very small pinch of ash is all I need.

I am part of the HomeBrew for Homebrew camp along the 5:30 corridor.
goathead is also my playa name.

Thank you for allowing me the chance to do something for you.

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Postby BAS » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:27 pm

Hm. Are we talking cremation ashes? If so, I may eventually have to look you up.
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Postby goathead » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:35 pm

BAS wrote:Hm. Are we talking cremation ashes? If so, I may eventually have to look you up.


If you would like, just a very small pinch is all I need to mix with the playa dust for a small stone for you.

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Postby BAS » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:07 am

Okay-- thankfully I don't have any at this time, but it might be a good idea for when the eventuality comes about.

Thanks.
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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:04 am

I am in no hurry.

Stop by and enjoy a homebrew.
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Postby Sham » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:36 am

That's very nice of you to offer to do this. I'm sure some people would really appreciate having this done.

I was wondering also if you knew if playa mud could be put in a kiln and cooked like regular pottery clay.

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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:18 am

Thanks.

Working with it this last spring I suspected that.
There was no dust to work with just mud.
Had to be careful when I heated it up in that the moisture would cause it to explode.

The playa is an amazing medium to work with.

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Postby SilverOrange » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:47 am

Damn, goathead, that could be one of the coolest gifts I've ever heard of.

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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:03 am

The playa has given me alot.
Its time for me to give something back.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:02 am

very interesting....for years now my cousin and i have been messing with bigger and bigger fresnel lenses to duplicate the cutting abailities of the ancients (machu pichu)...with a big enough lens you can slice anything like butter...

i believe the top of chitzen itza

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held a large lens which could be focused down below via a mirror and slice thru stone...a laser of sorts...

the whole problem was polishing...how to make a lens that big, and polish it...a fresnel would allow it to be built in pieces.

fascinating.....i have to talk to you about this process.
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Postby BAS » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:34 am

(That's Chitzen Itza? Huh, it looks closer to the Mayan and Aztec constructions than I thought it would.)

Thanks for the offer; unfortunately, I can't make it this year. I might be able to get out to the desert next year, if scheduling and budgeting works out.

(The radio is really distracting me right now..., they are having an interesting discussion on the homeless....)
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Postby LeChatNoir » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:53 pm

That’s really cool, goathead. Karine has a chunk of gypsum in crystalline form. Her Geology professor gave it to her a few years ago. Pretty cool stuff and very soft.

I’m interested in this process you’ve got going on there. If it actually melts and fuses, that makes me wonder if it could be heated in a furnace and cast. Can you describe what it undergoes during the heating?

Wish I was gonna be on playa this year to see it… bummer.
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Postby Finnegan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:06 pm

Came for the playa rocks, stayed for the homebrew.

What a cool idea. I hope you stop by the Booby Bar once or twice. We'll be on your side of town.
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Postby goathead » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:25 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:.....i have to talk to you about this process.


I would rather you search for the fruit cocktail and let me know where it is happening.
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Postby goathead » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:31 am

LeChatNoir wrote:I’m interested in this process you’ve got going on there. If it actually melts and fuses, that makes me wonder if it could be heated in a furnace and cast. Can you describe what it undergoes during the heating?


It melts and fuses real nice, boiling/burning out the impurities as it becomes moltan. For casting I would make a lot of small pieces first, break them and then cast it. I have been wanting to try this myself.
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Postby goathead » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:34 am

Finnegan wrote:Came for the playa rocks, stayed for the homebrew.

What a cool idea. I hope you stop by the Booby Bar once or twice. We'll be on your side of town.


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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:11 am

I would rather you search for the fruit cocktail and let me know where it is happening.



on it, steve...will let you know asap...


do you cb or motorola while out there?


this year we're switching over to cb, but one way or another, i'm sure i can find you....

you know where to find me.
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:02 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
I would rather you search for the fruit cocktail and let me know where it is happening.



on it, steve...will let you know asap...


do you cb or motorola while out there?


this year we're switching over to cb, but one way or another, i'm sure i can find you....

you know where to find me.


How dose the dryness effect cb tranmission. I have a couple of hand held

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Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:34 am

Great idea GoatHead.

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Postby goathead » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:32 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:on it, steve...will let you know asap...
do you cb or motorola while out there?
this year we're switching over to cb, but one way or another, i'm sure i can find you....
you know where to find me.


I had been thinking of upgrading to this?
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Right now an afternoon, enjoying a few old vices, maybe some new ones, talking about stone cutting with giant lenses, and enjoying some fruitcocktail sounds great.

:twisted:

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Postby goathead » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:33 pm

jkisha wrote:Great idea GoatHead.

JK


Thanks JK

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Postby **burn** » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:41 am

goathead - I was in an extreme party state this last week but I still do remember meeting you in spite of my haze.

Your pieces were beautiful; shiny like obsidian, but with a blue-purple hue.

Is there a way to make a hole in them during the process so they could be a bead?
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Postby goathead » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:55 am

**burn** wrote:goathead - I was in an extreme party state this last week but I still do remember meeting you in spite of my haze.

Your pieces were beautiful; shiny like obsidian, but with a blue-purple hue.

Is there a way to make a hole in them during the process so they could be a bead?


LMAO
And I had been up about 30 hours then.

I know there must be away to do it, I have been thinking about it also.
I will let you know if I have any luck at it.

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Postby Absolut Jeenyus » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:39 pm

This is one of the coolest things I have ever heard... Very interesting.
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Postby goathead » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:46 pm

Just a little update.

gAWD has informed me we will be at 6:00 And Evolution.

Just a little before and after shot.

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These are just BRC stones, no ashes.

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Postby SilverOrange » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:28 pm

Way cooler use of a fresnel than melting army men or heating up cans of dinty moore! :D

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Postby goathead » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:32 pm

SilverOrange wrote:Way cooler use of a fresnel than melting army men or heating up cans of dinty moore! :D


If I can be of service let me know.

Otherwise stop by for a Home Brew.
:D

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Postby SilverOrange » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:29 pm

goathead wrote:
SilverOrange wrote:Way cooler use of a fresnel than melting army men or heating up cans of dinty moore! :D


If I can be of service let me know.

Otherwise stop by for a Home Brew.
:D


Consider yourself on the list of people I need to look up.

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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:30 am

I'd bring some of my brother's ashes, but he donated his body to the cadaver program. He would think this was way cool.

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Postby goathead » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:34 am

AntiM wrote:I'd bring some of my brother's ashes, but he donated his body to the cadaver program. He would think this was way cool.


You might check with the program.

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