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Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
Gypsy Adventure Wagon
Gypsy Adventure Wagon
Credit: Flip Flop

Reilly, I could mount a monster catapult on top of the Caravan.
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
Flip Flop, when I was in grade school we always had a Medieval Days Festival and one year my buddie's dad helped us make a catapult. Still remember the fun of that today.

Edge, great looking floor and railing.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
PRO TIP: If the customer at the local lumber yard is buying a submersible sewage pump and rubber gauntlet gloves, it is not necessary to inquire, "How's your day going?"

I'll save you all the gory pictures.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:43pm PT
TJI, kids go crazy over it. I collected a bunch of shoe-boxes ( Simpson boxes really) and the kids set up forts and put their action figures on them. Then they launch everything that they can find. Matchbox cars are deadly. I'm stoked to be 5 years old again.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:56pm PT
Rehabbed an old stock Razor scooter - still needs a few tweaks.
Credit: T H
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Edge.

What's the $/sq.ft. (installed) cost of a hickory floor like the one above? Ball park would do as a curiosity.

Tobia, it worked out to be just over $10/sf for labor & materials. Materials were about 70% of the cost.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
dude i totally augured in a 3' bit
right thru the heart of the tree base
i hadda used my roto hammer on high drive.
it was work, man.
then i rammed an old lamp rod into the
skewed hole and wrenched it up plumb.
fished a recycled wire through the lot
and wired into range,
it's hot!

then i straight plopped down some bored-out stone
and found me a bitchen stained glass shade
at the local hospice,
and now this bugger is fixed gear in
my kitchen,
no visible cord,
Credit: Norwegian

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 26, 2014 - 12:36am PT
beautifl
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 28, 2014 - 01:11am PT
Credit: pyro
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 28, 2014 - 01:18pm PT
Great stuff!

Pyro, what's happening there?

I'm starting Monday with the tried and true hippie/redneck crew. It'll be nice to be working with 'family' again.

Anyone know anything about zero net houses? My boss took a class in it and the results seem astounding. We'll be starting a new construction with that in mind in a few months. Curious about this.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 28, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Brandon,
Net Zero houses produce the same amount of power that they consume.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 28, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
looking east
looking east
Credit: wilbeer
This is a netzero house,I contracted the carpentry from,right down my street.
But they are going to have to come up with another description,maybe ,the profitable house.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 29, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
Who likes to scribe?

I had to make 8 of these.
I had to make 8 of these.
Credit: Flip Flop

My trick is to build a rough template and then make the scribe with blue tape. The angles required lots of back cutting. I could make them in about an hour. So like 8 bucks each .
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 29, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
Brandon Scrubbers require bags of carbon.
I love how the crane say's SoCal!
75 degree's out here today.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 29, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
The Tiny House at Camp Bad Dad.
The Tiny House at Camp Bad Dad.
Credit: Flip Flop
This is probably the smallest and cheapest home in Truckee or Tahoe. When things are humming there is a big Tipi, the gypsy trailer, a cargo lounge and lots of love, creativity and adventure. Totally Outlaw style in Truckee Town. It's future is nebulous but I'm trying to buy it back from the courthouse auction after 'she who shall remain unnamed' drove it into foreclosure out of spite. I'm hoping to replace the old 125k note with a <50k note.
Truckee is Mecca. More or less. There is room for 2 decent homes plus sunny flat private outdoor recreation. Room for a substantial shop, a green pool/pond, terraced gardens, and a bouldering cave.
I could use help. I'm kind of a failure and a sad sack. All my personal stuff is a shambles. I lost the big house. I lost my eco construction business. My tools are run down and broken. The tipi poles broke. My non-compliance means that I can't see my son. Everyone hates me. I'm broken down from 25 years of hard labor. I can't seem to catch a break.
Then again my kid adores me and I can learn to comply. My gal doesn't even hate me a little. I've got a great old dog. I still believe that I can do good work and share great adventures. I can still rip the pants off Squaw-Pine Valley USA. I make stuff. My healing mechanism seems to be working. I've got great friends.
I need investment.
Here is what I can offer,

1. Tiny House B&b. Truckee $50 per night
2. Tipi B&b. Truckee $50 per night.
3. Simple interest on investment at 5% interest.(secured by land)
4. Campsites/ car camping $25 per night.
5. Gypsy Trailer rental $50 per night. (Delivery Available)
6. Professional customized off-grid Eco development workshop. $200
7. Construction Services $35 hour ( based on availability)
8. Equity share in Universal Design and Construction venture.
9. Ownership Share of Micro Real Estate Development affectionately known as 'Camp Bad Dad'
10. Associated goodwill and beta.
11. The joy of knowing that you helped save cool in california. Cool has been priced out and devalued to where it is rarely seen in its native habitat. This ecologically sensitive opportunity is the equivalence of Smaug's missing scale.

Ps. A note on hobbits. There exists in Middle Earth a Community Supported Apprenticeship Program for wayward hobbits. For a few bits of gold, I can guide hobbits on adventures of creativity and high jinks. They must make 18 and misfit. Energy is required. Focuses are eco building, mountain skills, goal setting, teamwork and social responsibility. Troubled youth are encouraged to apply. Real work, real play, real cool.

Flip-Flop



guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
F*#k this house!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
That,^^^^^ is hillarious.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Guido, my house is on the National Register of Hysterical Houses.
You've probably seen those signs on street corners showing the way to film shoots. I see
signs "THIS WAY TO REILLY'S" put up by the Termite Local.

Flip Flop, I posed the same question a few pages back (2327). That's some gud scribin' there, mate!
But I don't get the tape bit. I like to use that cheap 1/8 Luan from Homey Dopey.

Scribing a farm house sink.
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly
Guess I don't have a pic of the finished face frame.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 31, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
Hey Flip Flop, I like your idea. I lived in Truckee from '01-'09, and am coming back this fall to visit friends, climb, etc. can I rent a tipi for a few days?
losbill2

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Brandon - Re: Net Zero Energy House. Check in with Carter Scott Pepperell MA. Great guy. http://transformations-inc.com/
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