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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/
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Mar 31, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
Not me, but a fellow who has been living in my side of Portland for several years just built a back deck.

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
Brandon,
I hope that the Tipi is standing proud this fall. There is always room on The Hill for climb travelers. The Tipi is set at the best location on the property. It gets first light over Mt. Rose and Alpenglow in the evenings. It is surrounded entirely by nature.
Tipi on The Hill.
Tipi on The Hill.
Credit: Flip Flop
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 31, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
F'in right man, count me in. I'll be passing through with my lady in the beginning of October.

'Till then, keep on building, I know I will. I'll have to to pay for the trip!
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Brandon,
It looks like you are the hardest working builder on SuperTopo. I thought Edge was permanently elevated to a higher plane, it breaks my heart to see a guy with that kind of talent doing journeyman work. We never run out of dues to pay. I'm back on a crew as a hired gun. Kinda brutal for a beat up old hack like me to wear bags for 9 hours a day for the lowest pay in 15 years. Ouch. Training.

Helped the niece with her Isis accessories :
Power symbols
Power symbols
Credit: Flip Flop

Fun with siding cutoffs
Fun with siding cutoffs
Credit: Flip Flop
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
Reilly, the cedar scribes to the stone columns was fun. I needed a hack to make them as fast as possible. The siding met the stone columns at absurd angles. Four of the pieces were high off the ground and a long walk from the shop. I used a 1/2" x 4" vertical with some random Masonite to get the basic form. At this point my thickness was correct and I would build a scribe from blue tape. It is surprisingly quick and accurate. Then I transcribe by eye and with a little combi square occasionally. Then I scored the face to prevent tear-out. I set the jig saw at 45 degrees. Then I cut the line twice. The second pass I floated the jigsaw.
Quick and tight
Quick and tight
Credit: Flip Flop
SCseagoatt

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 31, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
Making our own boat parts...hoping they hold up to the Southern Ocean
Shivs and blocks that will mount to the rails for line management.
Starting with a block of metal in the Bridgeport mill
Starting with a block of metal in the Bridgeport mill
Credit: SCseagoatt
Lots of parts
Lots of parts
Credit: SCseagoatt
How it will fit together over the stanchion
How it will fit together over the stanchion
Credit: SCseagoatt
This angled boring was the trickiest...broke an expensive boring tool ...
This angled boring was the trickiest...broke an expensive boring tool on this
Credit: SCseagoatt

Susan
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 2, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
new grips
Credit: T H
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 2, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Biotch...Nice grips...where did you get them...?
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 3, 2014 - 01:10am PT
My boss had me sand and seal some sketch ass wall trim for his rentals.
Mold, re-sawn rips, mill stamps etc.
I thought it good to just go ahead and run with it.
Use the sander to accentuate the character of the wood.
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 3, 2014 - 01:19am PT
RJ -- 5.95 / pair (free shipping) on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOUNTAIN-BICYCLE-BIKE-GRIPS-PAIR-BLACK-KRATON-RUBBER-/380870367410?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160#ht_645wt_688
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 3, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
I think I finally have something worth adding to this thread. It's a work in progress, but thought it would be fun to share.

As a kid, I wanted to be a ham radio operator very badly, but I could never get fast enough at Morse to pass the exam. This was probably more due to the fact that I was about 12 and couldn't pay attention, more then anything.

About a year and a half ago, I found out that the Morse requirement had been removed, so I promptly ran out to get my Technician ticket and have been happily using ham radio since.

I was always fascinated with tube radios, and especially the home made rigs that used to be the norm for ham radio enthusiasts. With that in mind, I decided to start building a home brew transmitter, learn Morse and build a set that would be accurate to the 1940's.

I started by purchasing a kit from a company called Pastime Projects. They send you some slats of wood, and all the wiring and parts needed to build a transmitter in the old style. So, you get something that looks like this:

Pastime Projects "Remember When" CW Transmitter Kit
Pastime Projects "Remember When" CW Transmitter Kit
Credit: Vegasclimber

You have to mark and drill all the holes for the different components and leads. In this picture, you can see the chassis assembled, all I have to do is drill the hole for the variable capacitor and I will be done with the prep work (Unfortunately I can't figure out what I did with my big drill.) Note the dowels on the right - I will have to hand wind the primary coil and local area antennae. Once I get done with the drilling, I will break it back down and stain the wood.

Marking and drilling holes for the components
Marking and drilling holes for the components
Credit: Vegasclimber

One of the down sides is that the old school large tubes aren't really available anymore, so I was sent a smaller "modern" tube. I rectified this by visiting an antique store that had a good supply of tubes, and found an original 6L6 tube new in the box. On the left is the transmitter crystal, this rig will transmit on 40 meters.

Showing the crystal and new tube in the installed position
Showing the crystal and new tube in the installed position
Credit: Vegasclimber

One of the agents at my company used to be a ham, as was her husband who passed away a few years ago. She knew I was looking for a telegraph key, and brought one in for me. I was really happy when I saw it - this is a Signal Corps Lionel (yes the model train company) J-38 key that is a perfect match for the era of my kit. The knob on this particular key is Navy issue, so it may have been used by them instead of the Signal Corps.

J-38 key before restoration
J-38 key before restoration
Credit: Vegasclimber

The key was in pretty rough shape, so the next step was to bring it back to usable condition. I put the cast and Bakelite parts in soapy water, and broke down all the brass and metal components in an ammonia bath. After a two day soak, it was time to do a LOT of micro polishing with Nevr-Dull.

So many parts to clean...
So many parts to clean...
Credit: Vegasclimber

When put back together, the key cleaned up really nicely and has great response. It will be usable for years to come.

Ready to send! Morse, that is.
Ready to send! Morse, that is.
Credit: Vegasclimber

Part of building a CW rig is also about getting a good receiver. I have always been a huge fan of the old Hallicrafters radios - this company made radios that saved a lot of lives during WW2, as their transmitters were used by groups like the Coastwatchers. I chose an S-20R Sky Champion, and after some patience got a great deal on Ebay and paid about a quarter of what they are worth. This receiver model was used by a lot of troops during the war, and mine is in amazing condition - I think it was rarely used. I need to have the speaker re coned, and then I will set about retuning it.

Hallicrafters S-20R
Hallicrafters S-20R
Credit: Vegasclimber

So that's the project for right now. I still need to build a power supply, and will probably pick up a set of Signal Corps headphones to complete the kit. Then it's all about building a stealth antennae for my condo so I can get this beast on the air!

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