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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Post by Ratty » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:48 pm

There was a way we used to hunt down a short. It involved the fuses and arching something with a screw driver. Damned if I can remember.
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Post by unjonharley » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:24 pm

Told you,, there is something wrong with her
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:29 pm

Got the casters for the bar cart I'm working on...

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Post by Oldguy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:34 am

I found the problem with my limo. While giving a tour with my caregiver, she slammed the front passenger door : and the door light and under dash light went out. It was just a sticky door light switch was not closing tightly. It is like the frig light switch that turns off when you close the door. It was the main drain on battery.

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Post by fernley1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:40 pm

Sewing, sewing, and more sewing. But almost done!

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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:37 am

Welp.... got roped into this: viewtopic.php?f=460&t=76990

And by "roped into," I mean "begged to be part of the team and spent hours planning until way past my bedtime."

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Post by Ratty » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:54 am

Whew! I've been sewing for a week on this project. Finally done. Pictures next week on the sewing thread. (It's not for me and I don't want to ruin the surprise.)
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Post by Elorrum » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:07 pm

Orange box hardware purchases. I found some resin lamp finials online that look like little bouquets of flowers. Ridiculously cheap... just needed some short bolts to fix then onto some bump caps. I found the threads were not standard for lamp bows which would be a fine thread 1/4", but seemed a coarser thread (great!!!1/4-20 would be easy and innexpensive to buy a bunch of. I'm glad I took one with me to the store as I found it to need a metric screw at about.45 cents a piece. The ridiculous price on the little item makes more sense now. Then a tube of loctite costs $5.50???!!! No small projects.
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Post by Savannah » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:22 pm

4 lb. 12 oz. canister of Gatorade powder for $6. I couldn't resist. :mrgreen:
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Post by Leap » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:14 am

Some freshly made gifts drying in the racks (bandanas and t-shirts):
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Post by Ratty » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:57 am

Leap those are beautiful. Are they silk screened? My mind immediately jumped to all the pieces I would do if it were a stencil. Anyway, great looking gifts!
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Post by Leap » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:23 am

Thanks Ratty! Yes, these are screen prints. I normally do stencils but I recently found a great community printshop in Newark and I took a workshop with a burner! So I am still earning the craft. I've cut out some detailed stencil's before but nothing quite like this.

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Post by Patsh » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:11 pm

Wow, Leap... those are really nice!
I hope to be lucky enough to see someone walking around the Playa, sporting one of those shirts or bandannas, and I'll know where it came from! :D
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Post by graidawg » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:17 am

ooo. nice swag leap.
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Post by trilobyte » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:39 am

I've gotten a whole bunch of design work done over the last little while... then built 3D models of all the parts, textured and assembled them, and have placed them into my 3D model of the camp. I'm tinkering with renders, and at this point it's kind of in ridiculous mode (high resolution pics with all the various quality settings cranked up). Even with lots of computing horsepower, each frame takes hours to render. I'll hopefully get to posting some of those in the days ahead.

In the meantime, I've also gotten the bar rail moulding piece...

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Hopefully this afternoon and evening I'll get more time to work on a couch design. The first couple versions were pretty decent, but time to get back to the drawing board and come at the project from another angle... :)

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Post by Leap » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:37 am

graidawg wrote:ooo. nice swag leap.
Thanks! I need to get a few of these to my Camp Hooker neighbors here in Jersey.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:39 am

Im now on a quest to find Leap and obtain one of those shirts through whatever form of bribery necessary including fancy food, cocktails, ice cream, MV rides (hell you can drive it) or maybe even a new puppy.
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Post by lucky420 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:51 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Im now on a quest to find Leap and obtain one of those shirts through whatever form of bribery necessary including fancy food, cocktails, ice cream, MV rides (hell you can drive it) or maybe even a new puppy.

You left out kinky sex...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:55 am

I can probably arrange that too!
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Post by graidawg » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:57 am

WOOOOO pre bm swag. at least i hope so. puppies and kinky sex notwithstanding
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Post by Leap » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:36 am

This place has everything!

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Post by AntiM » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:32 am

Disco pants and haircuts.

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Post by Meat Hunter » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:02 pm

Sunny today and I am well past the date of the last hard freeze, so I drained the RV anti-freeze from my trailer water system and flushed it until clear with a water-Clorox solution.

The final parts of this cleaning process was to fill the water tank and hold tanks half-full with another the water-chlorine mixture and drive it down a curvy road to agitate and then flush the system again with clear water.

Even when new right from the factory, I never trusted the trailer water system to be safe for drinking. I always consider the water in my trailer water system as being suitable only for non-potable water uses.
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Post by Ratty » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:56 pm

That ain't nothing. Californians don't drink water that comes right to their house through pipes!

I'm going down for a nap and plan to dream of the burn. That counts as one item.
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Post by fernley1 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:46 pm

Scored 8 plastic patio chairs for our camp for $20.

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Post by Raoul » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:44 pm

Put the finishing touches on my playa trike and ordered a new lock for it. Also replaced a pair of goggles that got broken last year. Received confirmation that I will have space on the shipping container from Boston. Volunteered to help a group of local burners with mods to their MV.
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Post by trilobyte » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:02 am

Why wouldn't you drink the tap water, Ratty?

With a heavy heart, I made the decision to replace my boots. Even though they've been to the playa 5 times and still look pretty darn close to brand new (thanks to Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam), I discovered that it was the boots that have likely been the source of my foot pain. I always thought a good-fitting boot was kind of snug, and so that's what I've worn. What I wasn't factoring in was things like doubling up socks on long days or cold nights takes up lots more space, or that feet tend to swell throughout the day, and that as I got older or did more walking I might need some kind of arch-tastic reinforcement. My boots, while awesome, didn't have room to accommodate any of that... and so I'd get sore feet after doing a lot of walking around. I had previously written it off as just a thing that happens as you get older, but I recently discovered... that's probably not the case.

So new boots are on the way. They're the same boots, except the 'work' version (with steel toe), but larger. And I ordered an insert that should give me the reinforcement I need so my feet are as happy as the rest of me throughout the burn :)

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Post by TT120 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:26 pm

Got my camo fanny pack for the Playa today. Should be able to carry all my day adventure supplies and radio in it. Replaces my single pocket pack.

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Post by Roundabout » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:00 pm

trilobyte wrote:With a heavy heart, I made the decision to replace my boots. Even though they've been to the playa 5 times and still look pretty darn close to brand new (thanks to Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam), I discovered that it was the boots that have likely been the source of my foot pain. I always thought a good-fitting boot was kind of snug, and so that's what I've worn. What I wasn't factoring in was things like doubling up socks on long days or cold nights takes up lots more space, or that feet tend to swell throughout the day, and that as I got older or did more walking I might need some kind of arch-tastic reinforcement. My boots, while awesome, didn't have room to accommodate any of that... and so I'd get sore feet after doing a lot of walking around. I had previously written it off as just a thing that happens as you get older, but I recently discovered... that's probably not the case.
Trilo,
I found that as I got older, I was having the same problem. To my surprise, it turned out that my feet had gotten physically bigger. Then I learned that this is a common thing for people when they get to their 50's/60's. I ended up having to buy all my newer shoes a full size longer.
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Post by Ratty » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:12 am

Working on swag. Would someone please bump the old "Show us your Swag" thread.
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