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Post by DVD Burner » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:39 pm

BM has always been at the forefront and the defining..............................

Has always had/has the most intelligent.....................

let's not go there..........or shall we?



Post away!

Oh and hey, what is the theme these days?


"Rites of Passage"?



:shock: :roll:

Please dont be mad if I show up on the playa this year!


Disregard that last statement!

Concentrate on this if you will......................

As I said in the beginning:

"BM has always been at the forefront and the defining..............................

And has always had/has the most intelligent.....................

Let's not go there..........or shall we?"



Let's concentrate on the intelligence!

10 years or so ago, I posted here on eplaya that BM is the way!

The world has come to this crossroads again!


I need not say more for about 3 years or so! :?
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Post by DVD Burner » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:42 pm

Post away no matter how stupid or smart it seems to be.

We will never know unless you post!

Maybe you are the prophet!
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Post by DVD Burner » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:43 pm

Should be awesome right?

POPCORN AWAY!
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Post by daratheresa » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:54 am

i <3 your zany posts. always the catalyst, huh?

and that would have to be my response to your thread. "catalyst" take that as you will.

(yes, everyone, i know. i really shouldn't encourage him. sorry. :lol: )
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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:37 am

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Hi Gang! Thought some you would like to check out my new business blog.
There's a Q&A for any who have tile or stone questions.
Next assignment is to tile the playa with dis-solvable mud tiles.

http://contractorstile.us/wp


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One of the guys from Steampunk http://steampunkexhibition.com/

was the project manager on the above job for a pistol packin momma famous person!


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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:43 am

looks great...as a craftsperson / artisan i love to look at others labors of love.

for the longest time (over 20 years) i rarely took pictures of all the shit i've made or refurbished, and since each job was a little piece of me i suppose i should have.

the butterfly reverse mirror tile in the background is hot.

carry on...back to my coffee and cigarette...what was this thread about?
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Post by Isotopia » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:04 pm

So, if one wants to tile a walkway in the backyard what's the best foundation to start with? My roomie thinks that just laying down the odd bits of irregularly shaped stone and marble is enough and that the foot traffic will eventually set the stones so that grass and such will grow between the cracks giving us that old English garden look.

I'm thinking otherwise.

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Post by ygmir » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Isotopia wrote:So, if one wants to tile a walkway in the backyard what's the best foundation to start with? My roomie thinks that just laying down the odd bits of irregularly shaped stone and marble is enough and that the foot traffic will eventually set the stones so that grass and such will grow between the cracks giving us that old English garden look.

I'm thinking otherwise.
I've done a lot of these, as a stone cutter, and even made the pavers.

there is always a conflict between: best/easiest/cheapest/durability and final and long term appearance.

When you say "tile", do you mean actual ceramic tiles? or, are you thinking pavers/cobbles, of substantial thickness? The thickness and type of material is important. This will help determine underlayment requirements.

I can elaborate here, or you can pm me, with details.
Either is fine.
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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:11 pm

Isotopia wrote:So, if one wants to tile a walkway in the backyard what's the best foundation to start with? My roomie thinks that just laying down the odd bits of irregularly shaped stone and marble is enough and that the foot traffic will eventually set the stones so that grass and such will grow between the cracks giving us that old English garden look.

I'm thinking otherwise.
I agree with you Iso. This is a tricky question because what matters is the layout of the land...how much moisture the area gets etc. When in doubt, pour a cement wire-reinforced bed and set the pavers, quarry stones or other walkway stone there ( better descriptive than tile ) If you set on sand the thing will look pretty for a while then say after a year or two sag, like the tits of an old whore.....can say that here but not on my blog....
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Post by Isotopia » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:47 pm

Thank you.

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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:29 pm

cowboyangel wrote:Can I get any realer than this?

One of the guys from Steampunk http://steampunkexhibition.com/
I liked the sketches/painting of the animated keykeeper in that link. Creepy and interesting. And the Neverwas got a good mention.

And nice work on the tile, too. Cool bookmatching.
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Post by Box Burner » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:42 pm

DVD Burner wrote:


10 years or so ago, I posted here on eplaya that BM is the way!

The world has come to this crossroads again!


I need not say more for about 3 years or so! :?

DVD I believe you are right. And, at the risk of offending many of the people who post on this board I will further say that out of the many burners who "get it", only a handful have any understanding of how it could work.

the world has been at this crossroad for a very, very long time. I think that the last really big oppertunity to turn the tide was around was at the turn of the 19th/20th century here in America. And there I will leave it.

Except to say that the key here is "Radical Self Reliance."


Well maybe a double handfull. :D
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:54 pm

I've wondered a lot at the behind the scenes influence of Burning Man expieriences.

Say a person has an experience at Burning Man. That person may have influence over some big things and others who effect big things. I sometimes think I see tiny threads in big things leading back to similar experiences.
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Post by neon tetra » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:39 pm

I've been seeing too much of the negative influences of Burning Man on folks lately. People who become complete phonies, who think they're better than everyone else b/c they attend a party in the desert, people that get way too much into ego & drugs, and being "fabulous", having to always dress crazy & be the center of attention, etc.

This year, I'm going alone for the 1st time (or at least with different people) & I'm extremely excited about that.
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Post by Snowah Zark » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:58 pm

People who become completely famous, who know they're better than everyone else b/c they attend that thing they do in the desert, people that get way too "fabulous"
This year, I'm going alone



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Post by Bob » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 pm

Isotopia wrote:So, if one wants to tile a walkway in the backyard what's the best foundation to start with? My roomie thinks that just laying down the odd bits of irregularly shaped stone and marble is enough and that the foot traffic will eventually set the stones so that grass and such will grow between the cracks giving us that old English garden look.

I'm thinking otherwise.
Your roommate is correct, if that 'garden' is an abandoned crypt in The Moors.

Is the landlord paying for geotextile, benderboards and quarry sand?
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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:21 am

Ok, i like the results of this thread!
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