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squishy

Mountain climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:12am PT
Squishy, you haven't gotten that call from Homeland Security yet?

Nothing yet...last I looked this is still a free country...
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:51am PT
frustrated that chaco moved it's production to china, i decided to make my own. this is the third pair i have made for myself, and i made one pair for a friend. they do not have a long life, but i love them and love making them. they are the most comfortable shoes i have ever owned.
my new sandles, made in hidden valley campground.
my new sandles, made in hidden valley campground.
Credit: tinker b
inspiration for design on the foot bed, from one of my favorite places...
inspiration for design on the foot bed, from one of my favorite places on earth.
Credit: tinker b
i burned the design with a magnifying glass.
i burned the design with a magnifying glass.
Credit: tinker b
perfect fit.  i found the webbing for the left shoe on intersection ro...
perfect fit. i found the webbing for the left shoe on intersection rock and the right shoe came from cathedral peak. the blood on the toe of the right foot came from stabbing myself on one of the last stitches with the speedy stitcher.
Credit: tinker b
snyd

Sport climber
Lexington, KY
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Air cooled 2V motor in 999 frame
Air cooled 2V motor in 999 frame
Credit: snyd
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Lost a couple bolts in the rear suspension of my sled so I had to pull it to replace them.
The Blue Dragon gets some love.
The Blue Dragon gets some love.
Credit: Big Mike

This is just the start, I'm going to clean the carbs and do the top end too.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
build your own shoes.
build your oan shows.

i like it.
symbolic.
and talented, my hats off to your needle skills,
and also to you finding in the stone your's inspirations...

build your own shoes.

here we are trying to reorganize the sky...

build your own shoes.

i'll be right back.
maybe i wont.
The Dunk

Social climber
Lost
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
2012 was a very long year...
Credit: The Dunk
Credit: The Dunk
Credit: The Dunk
Credit: The Dunk
Credit: The Dunk
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
tha dude,
your show is psychedelic.
i want to peruse those confines.

may i?
no one's chasin me.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:19am PT
That Norton is F*#king Gorgeous, Norton.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Hey Mike, what's up with the short track on that sled? What's that, like a 140?
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 6, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
It looks short because it is jacked up.

Can't be less than 144, probably bigger if he's as big as he says he is.

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 6, 2013 - 01:19pm PT

2012 was a very long year...

Hey, TheDunk. . . more info, please?

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:09pm PT

Hey Mike, what's up with the short track on that sled? What's that, like a 140?

Treez for the win!!
05 Summit 151
05 Summit 151
Credit: Big Mike
It's a 151..

Treez you doubt my height bro? Just ask Tami Knight!
Little Mike and Big Tami
Little Mike and Big Tami
Credit: Mighty Hiker


I pulled my clutches last night and was very disappointed to find oil and isoflex residue on my PTO!!
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
Credit: Big Mike

So it looks like I'm rebuilding my bottom end too.. I'm hoping that I can crack it and regrease it. The crank seems straight.. We'll see..
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Doh!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Ya seriously.. I've been saying "I can't believe I have to rebuild my motor again" all morning..... Oh well I guess it will be cool for you guys!! I'm thinking about investing in an aftermarket PTO seal/cover so I don't run into this again soon. (I rebuilt my bottom 2 years and 6500 some odd k ago.

http://www.c-tpowersports.com/2013%20Website/Product/PTO%20Bearing%20Buddy-REV.html

This serves two purposes, it eliminates the seal and allows you to grease your PTO bearing as well as functioning as an overflow for the iso it won't pop the seal when it expands.
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Credit: bjj

It isn't much compared to just about everything else on this thread, but I did build it.

I refuse to join a climbing gym and pull plastic in exchange for money, just because I don't have too many partners right now. So, I use this 3 times a week. Plus, can approach training in a very systematic way.

In a week I am moving to a new place about 5 minutes from Kraft Boulders, so I can start working in sessions there along with my 3 a week on the "doorway of pain" (tm)
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
In the late seventies I wanted new motocross bike. My Dad didn't know anything about bikes. He took me to check out a nice bike he saw for sale. It was a 1973 Norton just like Norton's. He didn't really understand the difference, it was a motorcycle after all. He thought it was a beauty (and it was) but I had found a used Suzuki RM 250 that I wanted. So I got that.

Another time I should have listened to my Dad!!!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
I was going to guess 05 151!

I ride an 07 151, but it got a new 800r in 10.

Love me the 1st generation REVs.

Credit: treez

You look like my BIL. He "needs" a 63.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
new crate motor? nice.. fancy ;) mines got over 16,000k and a few cranks and tops ;) Rev's rule as far as durability goes. I like the middle track, enough flotation to get around but still lighter and more maneuverable..

I'm more apt to rip pow then climb crazy hills anyways so i don't need the huge track and motor..

sorry for the drift..

cute kid :) I see you have the '08 kill switch mod also!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 6, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Yup. Deleted the control block.

You can see my lights and reverse on the front of the riser.

Grip heat is next to the fuel filler.

I'm impressed with your mileage! I got this from the guy who put the new power in. He's a dealer, so he did the clutch also and changed the helix or whatever it is that they do.

I had an 03.5 800ho 144 years ago and quit riding for a while.

I use it mostly to get turns for my step-son ;)
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jan 6, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
so i hadn't picked up the mandolin in maybe 2-3 years and it had become practically unplayable.

never fear, time for that fret job i've been putting off.

"fret jobs are expensive," says the manager at mccabe's. "we charge $300, and before investing that in this instrument, i think you should take a look at some of the other things wrong with it."

sure enough, the top was cracked and collapsed, the bridge sunk down at a bad angle. didn't need new frets, needed a new top.

nonna elina--my italian grandmother--gave me this mandolin when i graduated from high school in 1965. a charming, italianate, not too expensive instrument, we had been through a lot together, and i wasn't about to throw in the towel. from an irish folksong:

"i had a fine drake
and i'd die for his sake
which me grandmother left me
and she gone to die ..."

i get in touch with a local guitar maker. he sells his instruments for $6,000 apiece, so i figure it'll be good advice. he puts a bug in my ear:

"yes, there's all kinds of spruce available, but i always wondered if douglas fir would work pretty well." i have lots of douglas fir. i also have some home-milled bottlebrush hardwood, lovely, wine-colored stuff.

douglas fir, "booked" and cut, ready for grinding & sanding
douglas fir, "booked" and cut, ready for grinding & sanding
Credit: Tony Bird

it takes the better part of a month, and many lessons to be learned. glueing is the most important thing. brace it. use guideposts. the doug fir works into a wonderful, strong, if somewhat broad-grained top, the bottlebrush goes into a new fingerboard, a little wider than the original, easier on my older fingers, and i use it also to make a new bridge, welding on some bone from mccabe's, and some dadoed inserts into the head, so the tuning pegs won't wear into the old, soft mahogany.

braced for glue-up with posts & bicycle inner tubing
braced for glue-up with posts & bicycle inner tubing
Credit: Tony Bird

it's beautiful, it has a nice, bright, douglas fir-bolstered sound, the bottlebrush with ebony highlights gives it a clean look, and even the old plastic scratchboard, with the medieval-looking minstrel, comes across fairly well. "gonfie vele," nonna always used to say. "may your sails be full."

peg dadoing, nut brace and new fingerboard--all bottlebrush--a great w...
peg dadoing, nut brace and new fingerboard--all bottlebrush--a great wood!
Credit: Tony Bird

bottom line, if you've got some basic carpentry skills, you can do this stuff. i got three good finger cuts out of it--once with the exacto knife, once with the utility knife, once with a home-made chisel for transferring some tiny inlay. you find yourself putting lots of pressure onto small spaces with something sharp--new defensive skills to learn. the luthier told me i'd need a drum sander, but my old skil classic belt sander sufficed, backed up by a variable speed grinder.
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