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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
Adatesman, sure, a better syrup evaporator. Well, some kinda vape for sure.
Or else you're like the rest of us 12 year olds and just have to flame.

RJ, wazza Gibroni? Izzit some one who refuses to use klister when it is 37F?

Pyrosis, you did get a permit, right? Bwa Ha Ha Ha! Looks good though.

Justin, yer wood is happy.

Edge, yer wood is always happy. Do you have dovetail dreams?

Euroford, when you gonna build mine? Best CJ3 I've seen. Rock the Casbah!
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climber
north fork
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:14pm PT
Thanks el cap, Ron and Reilly.

El cap, I agree that those are good dirt and grime traps, but it looks better without the epoxy in it. When you glue the handles on they are filled with epoxy. I decided to dig each out, because it looks better and feels better grip wise. These knives need to be hand cleaned each use, so I'm sure I'll be cursing myself later when I have to clean each mark out. Oh well.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
Reilly...Gibroni is New Yorker slang for someone that tries to use red klister in green , powder snow conditions...Jamoke is slang for someone that snowshoes on dirt ..
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
Thanks for the clarification. I was thinking a jamoke was one of those Starbucks coffee abominations.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 22, 2014 - 12:30pm PT
You guys rock. I love reading this thread. Everyone has such amazing work, i feel bad not saying something about every piece! I gotta say tho, I love Justin's knives. Very cool. Brandon's gazebo was pretty cool too.

Euroford's Jeep is a Mechanics dream!! Nice work dude!

Some of you may remember I posted some pics of my rebuild on my sled last winter. Well i never really got it out before i got hurt because every time i tried, the damn thing would just up and die 10 minutes down the trail. It's been doing some funny things the last couple seasons, and i've been chasing this ghost, but it just kept seeming to get worse.

I got out for a quick ride a couple weeks ago and it did the same damn thing to me. It was almost like it was flooding itself running somehow. So after i nursed it back to the parking lot, the it died again.

It was super flooded this time and just did not want to pull over, emitting several noisy backfires. After much frustration and the realization that i wasn't getting spark 100% of the time, i gave the ignition coil positive and negative hookups a little jiggle to see if they were connected and the negative popped right off. I put it back on, and realized that i'd slotted the tab in between the plastic insulation and the metal connector rather than directly into the connector.

So it was flooding itself because it wasn't getting enough juice to burn all the fuel. When i put the connector on properly she fired right up and had way more pep than before.

I finally got her out where she belongs today.


I haven't touched the ignition coil since i replaced my spark plug caps a couple years ago! So the connection has just been getting looser since then!!
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climber
north fork
Feb 22, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
Thanks Mike, glad you figured out your sled problem cause now I get to see some Whisler backcountry pics.
pyrosis

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:45am PT
finished
finished
Credit: pyrosis
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2014 - 07:23am PT
Very nice Pyrosis!!! That looks so fun!!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:46am PT
f*#kin a, good work pyrosis. clean.
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climber
north fork
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
Pyrosis, that is really awesome. Between Bishop bouldering and your new home gym you're gunna be unstoppable. Great job.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Feb 23, 2014 - 05:34pm PT
What was supposed to be a weekend project involving that wood-pellet-fired rocket stove i posted a while back has taken almost a month, but the new maple syrup evaporator is done (and 35 gallons into processing this year's harvest).

Basically it's an inner and outer pan with 1.5" of perlite between them for insulation, and a hole for the stove one one side and the chimney on the other. Looks like it's burning ~8 pounds of pellets an hour, which is ~65000 BTU per hour. Once up to temp there's no smoke whatsoever. The 6" diameter feed tube holds enough pellets to run almost 3 hours before refilling, and as the pellets burn down it self-feeds more into the firebox.

It all started with laying out the bend lines. Unfortunately I don't have a bender this big, so used the plasma cutter to perforate and then bend by hand and weld the cuts. Total PITA. But I learned the finer points of how to weld sheet metal, so not completely a waste of time.


The inner pan.


The outer pan.


Filling with perlite.


Adding the inner pan and filling the sides.


The top edge folded and welded.


Insulating the rocket stove.


Rocket stove finished (this feed tube didn't work, so has been replaced). Even with 1.5" of insulation around the stove, the sheet metal exterior is ~650 deg F. At one point I even saw the metal on the sides below the feed tube glowing cherry red!


This morning was spent moving the stove to the other end to direct fire the pans furthest from the chimney (I originally had it next to the chimney with a baffle to route the hot gasses to the far end then back around the sides of the pans, but it didn't work as intended). Working much better now, and I move sap from one pan to the next (close left to far left to far right to close right) so that the two on the right stay boiling and the two on the left preheat the sap (close left often gets chunks of ice put in it).


And since everybody likes fire, one more pic of the firebox.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
^^^^^ COOL!!!

Edit Justin: Me too buddy!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:10pm PT


OK, I didn't build this cause even I wasn't alive in 1890. When the church of San Loreto was built that year in Santa Fe there were no stairs to the choir loft, not uncommon then. The good nuns held a novena and on the ninth day a man appeared who said he could solve their problem with the tools he had on his burro. Six months later he was done and disappeared without being paid.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
We saw that this Summer, Reilly, on our way cross country. If I remember right, the balusters were added at a later date; I would have loved to seen it as just the helix treads.

My burro is a Tundra.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
Edge, hate to break it to you but if you were in Santa Fe you missed CO. ;-)

Yes, the nuns wanted the railing so they wouldn't spill the Holy Wine.
WBraun

climber
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
he could solve their problem with the tools he had on his burro
Six months later he was done and disappeared without being paid.

Bad ass.

And the stairway is so beautiful to boot ....
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
That is why Werner is getting a burro, right away.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
The stairs at San Loreto were built by a graduate of Le Companion. A trade school of some renown in France.
There are no metal fasteners in the stairs.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
Regardless of the matter of divine intervention I would like to know what locally available wood he used. I assume he laminated 1x material that he soaked. Given that would Ponderosa have sufficed? I'm also wondering about Limber Pine although I don't think it grows big or straight enough.
Meagher

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Pyrosis, that is one sweet at home climbing wall. Very nice work!!!
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