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MisterE

climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Agreed - way to find your new place, Edge - All Hail the Master Craftsman, I rejoice in your continued success!

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bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Jul 8, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
bushman
that craft is baddazz!!2 hp?!?!!wow!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 9, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
the outdoor workshop ,now with solar.
the outdoor workshop ,now with solar.
Credit: wilbeer

Just fixing doors,yawn.

Credit: wilbeer
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 9, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
Nice set up Wilbeer! How do you handle fine airborne dust???

I spent part of my morning under a dark cloud. A 250 pound acoustic cloud, anchored to four bolts in the concrete ceiling. I finally got to use up those old 1/4" buttonheads...

It's a poor excuse for a cone of silence &#40;sorry 'bout that Chief&#41;.
It's a poor excuse for a cone of silence (sorry 'bout that Chief).
Credit: Edge
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
"How do you handle fine airborne dust???"

poorly.[the rain does help]

Is that a 2nd deadman?
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jul 9, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
Hey Edge, I'm building a cloud too!

My first total home theater. Pretty involved work.

Lottsa fun though!

jammer

climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 05:08pm PT
A while back I set out to build the perfect training tool for climbing. I was after something VERY specific:

-It needed to be small enough to stuff into a part of a room in a house or a corner of a garage.

-It needed to be disassembleable (so it needed to bolt together) so it could actually be moved.

-It needed to be stable so it wouldn't wobble and damage the structure of whatever place I rent while I save money and pay back my student loans, and also so you can dyno on it and actually train effectively.

-It needed to have unflexing off-sized cracks with no spacers since those are annoying and truly distracting while training. I can "lead" the cracks for a "real" simulation anyway.

-It needed to be freestanding for mobility reasons and so I could justify it in a rental.

-It needed to have a texture that simulated real rock as closely as possible. This is a sticking point that has everything to do with functionality and useability.

-It needed to have climbing holds in addition to the cracks since variety is important.


Anyway, it took a long time and was a bit of an uphill battle the whole way, but I got it done with every single objective achieved. I am especially proud of this since I am neither a carpenter nor an engineer, and aside from a few cuts a friend insisted on making when he let me use his dads miter saw for some of the cut work for the stand, I built the whole thing myself including planning it out in my head with the help of a TI-89 and some graph paper (no CAD for me). I named it Lego Z. Rock, and it is for people who don't crack climb good, and want to learn to climb other stuff better too. The colors are sunshine yellow and baby blue steel. Here are some pictures.

Cups, TIGHT hands, barely an offwidth, Baggy fingers, tight fingers
Cups, TIGHT hands, barely an offwidth, Baggy fingers, tight fingers
Credit: jammer

About 37 degrees overhanging.
About 37 degrees overhanging.
Credit: jammer

I have since drilled holes down the front of each pillar for insert bolts so I can bolt on regular climbing holds, which has worked very nicely so far. I also made little tapered inserts out of the front tapers of wood shims (shaped them a lot like an airplane wing) that are 1-2mm thick to provide tiny bumps for finger locks in the finger cracks since those splitters, with just the crack, are literally miles harder than any move on any crack I have tried or done. The thin finger crack is essentially the same thing as campusing on full pad or slightly larger middle finger monos, literally.

My impressions of the cracks initially is they are HARD! I have climbed on several homemade cracks, all horizontal roofs, and they just do not compare to this little wall. Not even close for some reason. I actually thought I was way out of shape or something but that is just not the case. 37 or 38 degrees just turns out to be a mean angle, and perfect featureless splitters turn out to be harder than splitters with even just a little unevenness. Psyched! :)
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 10, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
That's an amazing looking wall. Can I ask what the yellow stuff is? ( texture and substrata?)
jammer

climber
Jul 11, 2014 - 11:07am PT
Thanks flip flop :). The yellow stuff is flat exterior acrylic latex paint from Sherwin Williams (look for online coupons) with hobby sand in a four to one ratio paint to sand. It's a little sharp to go tapeless to begin with but it breaks in to a lovely soft but grippy texture which can be refreshed reasonably easily between wall sets from time to time. Im very happy with it. The idea was to build something that will last a long time and continue to reap rewards in terms of training.

I also wanted to mention a few more things mostly about the thought and philosophpy behind the wall:

I plan on adding a Chris Webb Parsons inspired hang board on the right side plus hang either rings or TRX from the top of the wall for rounding out workouts. I am also going to make little screw on foot pod "flares" for the finger cracks using mortar and wet sand molds, and these will double as gaston/sidepull crimps as well as feet for other problems on the wall. This, in addition to the above described finger slots from shims (which can be "Cobra" locked or "undercling" locked as well BTW) will allow those finger cracks to provide numerous intensity varied workouts.

At nine feet, the wall length lends itself to 3-5 move problems, so I'm psyched to be able put that into my training in a fun, engaging, muscle confusing way. Each crack can be climbed with at least a couple different techniques of varying intensities, plus you can mix the cracks together, vary the move length, grab the finger locks with different hands (or use the splitter locks), use feet outside the cracks, etc. and you can always "pull the lip" on the offwidth by inverting and sitting up to one of the finishing slopers currently bolted to the lip. Best of all is I can now fit climbing into "serious hobby" slot in life and still climb as hard as I want. I'm pretty psyched on the thing.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jul 11, 2014 - 01:38pm PT
Jammer i think you need to get a Patent!

you could sell those Garage crack training things. nice joB


also love the airplane!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 11, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
I've been helping a fellow Tacoan with this bar remodel, which involved switching the spaces for the bar and dining rooms, all new wall treatments, new bar, and general overhaul.

Bamboo flooring on the wall, steel shelf supports, ply shelves nosed w...
Bamboo flooring on the wall, steel shelf supports, ply shelves nosed with steel, sheet steel and iron overlay on bar front, sculpted mantle & post beams.
Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

No, I was not tempted, not even a little.  I do like sneaking Sprite a...
No, I was not tempted, not even a little. I do like sneaking Sprite and cranberry from the Coke dispenser gun thingie though.
Credit: Edge

Detail of the steel edge banding, which was relief-cut and bent on the...
Detail of the steel edge banding, which was relief-cut and bent on the ground then lifted into place over the waiting shelving as one piece. Longest was a 17' run with three outside corners.
Credit: Edge

With a name like Smith, there has to be a spreading chestnut tree and ...
With a name like Smith, there has to be a spreading chestnut tree and arms like iron bands somewhere in the family history.
Credit: Edge

They opened for business a few days ago, and we will be 100% done with the punch list on Monday morning.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 11, 2014 - 05:29pm PT

That fake stone looks a bit ruff.


Yep. That is about the only remnant from the old dining room wall; for some reason the architect incorporated it.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jul 12, 2014 - 10:30am PT
After three Sturmpanzer IV Bummbars I finally did one right. Construction perfect. Plus I did a new German disc camo from Uschi to depict a 'Bear' from the MAN Works specifically painted in November 1944 for the Ardennes Offensive:

Credit: Bruce Morris

Credit: Bruce Morris

Credit: Bruce Morris

Whenever I get the Panzer commander figure and four grenadiers painted, this one is going in to Fine Scale Modeler magazine for sure.
MisterE

climber
Jul 14, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
Conversion of a 1974 built-in-Ridgecrest utility trailer.

Crappy to happy, day 1:

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Stove not included
Stove not included
Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

more pictures tomorrow.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Shut up and work, comrade!
Shut up and work, comrade!
Credit: Edge
MisterE

climber
Jul 19, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
Sir, yes Sir!

Some more trailer improvements:

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2014 - 04:53pm PT
Nice job, MisterE. I'm contemplating something similar for the bed of my Tundra: side shelves/storage over and around the wheel wells, then a 3 piece carpeted platform with 3 drawers underneath that run full depth of the bed. When I have time. Yeah, right.

I didn't have any screws and metal L brackets to attach my coffee table legs to the shelf, so instead I made this little ditty to use up some glue...

I could have made these opposing sliding dovetails, but one must draw ...
I could have made these opposing sliding dovetails, but one must draw the line somewhere.
Credit: Edge

After the joinery, everything was dry fit together without glue to make any final tweaks. Didn't have any.

Coffee table, or extreme turtle wrestling arena?
Coffee table, or extreme turtle wrestling arena?
Credit: Edge

As I take it apart one last time, I devise a plan for gluing all those joints and putting it together. I decide to run it out, use a glue with a long open time, and glue 'em all at once.

Final sanding, turn off the phone and lock the door, assemble wet rags and a glue brush, then take a precautionary bathroom break. Party on Wayne. Party on Garth. It's glue-up time!

Levitating on a padded garbage can for 360 degree access.  Whatever wo...
Levitating on a padded garbage can for 360 degree access. Whatever works.
Credit: Edge
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 19, 2014 - 05:26pm PT
Mr. E...Did you forget to screw the bottle opener on the rear..? rj
MisterE

climber
Jul 19, 2014 - 05:50pm PT
rj: Dammit! I knew I forgot something...

Did another day on the trailer installing final door, found some metal bins to divide up the drawer space at the salvage yard, installed the final door and started blocking & channel to take out plywood bows. Still have to edge-band, bondo-fill, prime and paint...I was thinking fuscia?

And, of course, install the bottle opener...

Been a fun little project!

Beautiful joinery as usual, Edge.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
MR.E, That trailer is great ,I could use a flat work space like the top of that,thanks for the inspiration.
Been looking for a Thule trailer about that size to do something similar,dual purpose.

Cannot wait to see how the Edge sets up his truck.Edge ,you would be suprised how much I use a marples chisel and a bakuma.
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