2015 one item a day for BM list..

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Ratty » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Hey Bedlam, you could volunteer to hostess a bit at Elliott's bike repair in the nude. That would crack your shell.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by bedlamdoll » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:07 pm

That it would, that it would. We'll see how confident I'm feeling by then.

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Post by FIGJAM » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:21 pm

We have barrels of confidence on tap at Elliot's!!!

Come on by and we'll give you buckets of confidence. 8)
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Post by MikeGyver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:48 pm

Joeln wrote:Cups for gifting and my mask for sandblasting a man logo onto them.
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I really like that idea, those cups are resilient as hell, would be cool to have one with the man on it.
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Post by Joeln » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:20 pm

MikeGyver wrote:I really like that idea, those cups are resilient as hell, would be cool to have one with the man on it.
Thanks Mike, I will bring at least 10 of them to the M&G, one will have your name on it.
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Post by Elliot » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:27 pm

Ratty wrote:Hey Bedlam, you could volunteer to hostess a bit at Elliott's bike repair in the nude. That would crack your shell.
bedlamdoll wrote:That it would, that it would. We'll see how confident I'm feeling by then.
My "one item a day" today, as on most sunny days, was to spend 20 minutes on a beach chair in my back yard, thus building up a base tan all over.

I have a good daily system: First I go for a brisk 45 minute walk, the pretext for which is to buy the newspaper. Back home, I peel off the sweaty clothes and rest-and-sun for 20 minutes in the back yard. Third, I do stretching and strength exercises for 30 or so minutes. Finally I rest by solving the crossword in the paper -- thus exercising the brain as well.

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Post by silas thatcher » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:01 pm

shelter decided ( emt structure ) , picked up a few cool looking scarves, and a few hats for cheap... wife has been snagging a few outfits from the second hand store... deciding, then acquiring ....

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Post by geospyder » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:26 pm

I didn't get a ticket and since my granddaughter is getting married the Friday of Burning Man I'm opting not to go this year. Guess that makes me an After Burner :) But I did just receive a box of Pocket MVX Dust Masks. They will be for gifting next year.
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Post by Joeln » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:19 pm

Yesterday I did some painting on 3 funky creatures that will deccorate our camp - more to do today.

Just finished the cups, got them packed up and ready to toss in the car.
They came out pretty nice...
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Post by TT120 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:01 pm

Those cups are AWESOME Joel!!
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Post by Ratty » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:41 pm

Yes! Those will be the best kind of gift.
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Post by Ratty » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:16 pm

Well, I love tents. I dragged one giant tent out to put it up and decided a 10 by 20 foot tent is not for me. Ridgeway sierra, outside poles. The next one is OK. It's a coleman, fiberglass poles, 2 rooms with a rain fly. I'll sew some fleece over the top vents and cross my fingers on it busting up in the wind. Can I strap it down where the poles cross? I absolutely hate fiberglass poles. I'll just bring extras. (Pictures tomorrow)
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Post by Patsh » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:08 pm

Joeln wrote:Yesterday I did some painting on 3 funky creatures that will deccorate our camp - more to do today.

Just finished the cups, got them packed up and ready to toss in the car.
They came out pretty nice...
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"They came out pretty nice" is an understatement, Joeln!!
They're Beautiful!! A cup that would be used all year long, for years!
(and, just perfect for the Playa, too)

Pretty nice, indeed!
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Post by Elliot » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:31 pm

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Yesterday's yard sale find -- $20.-. The motor runs -- let's hope it has freon and otherwise works.

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Post by maladroit » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:29 pm

Oh man, that's really going to class up the boxed wine!

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Post by Elliot » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:28 pm

:lol:
Negatory. The wine dispensing device has been in service for two or three years already. It is a common ice-chest, with a hole for the spigot. And I have a dozen "blue ice" thingies, which I freeze and rotate into the dispenser.

But the aluminum latch is new -- whittled from scrap and a couple bolts a few weeks ago. It keeps the spigot from slipping back into the chest, which occasionally happened before.

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Post by Elliot » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:39 pm

As for canned beverages, I am up-classing that department... with a glass door refrigerator, such as you see between the checkout lanes in grocery stores. It has two doors, so it can be restocked from the back, to properly rotate the inventory. Of course, the cans will be pre-cooled in the regular refrigerator. But with the glass door job, people can select their beverage-flavor without holding a door open and letting so much cold out.
Alas, it is kind'a buried behind other Stuff in the barn, so no photo.

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Post by Jovankat » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:33 pm

I just packed my burn suitcase. It's ready to go :mrgreen:

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:01 am

It's been a few weeks, both since posting or since making any playa-related purchases. This morning we got a bunch of stuff ordered - an LED work light, a whole bunch of power strips, and a whole bunch of power cables. Every year we seem to run short, so we wanted to step it up and make sure we were covered. My gf also ordered another pair of goggles, and I ordered a couple LED UV bulbs to test for a decor project. It's certainly not the most exciting shopping list, but planning and building a camp involves countless little details.

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Post by trilobyte » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:16 am

Some of the gear we ordered has already turned up, and I love the new LED UV bulbs. They screw into a regular light socket and deliver a great UV light. Much better and more even than either the old incandescent or the CFL UV bulbs (I also found that CFL UV's didn't hold up well over time, losing a lot of brightness from year to year). The bulb shape has a nice diffuser on it too, so that if you find yourself actually looking at the 'bulb' you see a larger purplish bulb-shaped glow, and you're not staring into the beady-little-eye of the single LED. And from there, it's bonus points for being much more durable, long lasting, and lower energy use than the other stuff.

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Post by maladroit » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Are you willing to PM me a link to that UV lamp, Trilo?

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Post by mooserider » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:35 pm

Me, too, please. I'm the lighting designer for my regional's project, and could use some good sources.

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Post by maladroit » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:09 pm

apavlin: Do you want me to PM you a link to some neat wireless DMX PAR cans?

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Post by trilobyte » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:38 pm

PM sent, enjoy. I should imagine that it'll become a staple item with a few different lighting companies over the next few years.

A couple more items a day finished... got the camp layout nailed down and completed our placement questionnaire. W00t! Now my brain's all melty, must go soak it in vodka... :mrgreen:

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Post by Oldguy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:45 am

I received swamp cooler parts in the mail today. A brushless fan, wire grill to fit, and a small water pump from Amazon. A little pricey, but quick. Weekend project to put it all together. I all ready have the blue foam filter, bucket with lid, elbow plastic piece, tubing, and hardware cloth. I might use window screening. Hand drill and skill saw are ready. I might cut some holes tomorrow. Getting there is half the fun !
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Post by TT120 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:09 am

Actually got a few things yesterday.

First piece of swag complete sans the sticker. 95 more to go.....
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Got the waterpump for my second Figjam swamp cooler....
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Got the first connector parts for my shower structure....
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Things are moving along nicely.
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Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:09 am

I'm not sure if it's the lighting in the photo, but that fitting doesn't look like it's galvanized? If it isn't, see if you can return and exchange it for fittings that are. I had some fittings that weren't one year (my supplier didn't have enough on hand of a fitting I needed for a project, so I took a few of the cheaper ones), they got severely corroded and have since been replaced.

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Post by TT120 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:57 am

Hmmm. I didn't even think about that. I'll have to check but I bet they are not galvanized since I got them at a local flea market.
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Post by Savannah » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:24 pm

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Truck rented!

Oh my God, I can't believe I'll be driving again, for the second time. :shock:

Last year, after my very first long roadtrip (as Driver), I told myself, "Driving once was enough". Then I did the math for airfare + box truck, and my savage thrift trumped my fear.

. . . But this time, since it's a pickup and not a sedan--I'm going to be able to use the rear view mirror. :D

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Post by robbidobbs » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:37 pm

Pulled signs out of basement, wanted to collate last night while Watchmen ran in the background.

Watchmen won.
Such a great movie,<sniff>

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