Projects

2″ square tubing rocket stove

April 23, 2022

Using 2″ thin wall tubing for the vertical stack and 1-1/2″ for the feeder shoot the stove performed OK, It had a screen on the bottom of the stack. The ash build-up made it difficult to draw air to keep the flame going, so I cut out a side opening. It started drawing a bit…

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Briggs and Stratton motorized 6 speed bicycle

March 13, 2022

This was the Hardley Davidson. Hardley, not Harley, get it?  It was one of my favorite Burningman rigs. The engine and transmission design was borrowed from my first Burningman motorized trike which had a 3 hp motor. This has a 2 hp motor with a small pulley driving a BIG 12″ washing machine pulley which…

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Remodeled Nomad bicycle camper

March 12, 2022

This was the Nomad camper that kinda started a movement? Not sure, but it has received millions of views on YouTube in the last few years. It had a lovely interior with stove, sink and lots of storage. For years I thought of a shorter version, not just to save weight and reduce side winds,…

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Lumber hauling bicycle

January 8, 2022

Since making a wood rack for my bike that carried 6 totes of belongings I’ve always thought that carrying lumber or long loads  wouldn’t be that difficult with the right supports. At first I was going to weld these two brackets to the frame, but after some thinking I realized it wouldn’t be that difficult…

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The Bike Box

January 3, 2022

The defunct Donkey Boxx company use to make durable fluted plastic bike panniers. Too bad they didn’t make it.  I’ve always thought if you don’t have any brake or shifting cables in the way the mid section of a bike frame would make for a convenient and balanced storage space. The 4.5″ width keeps the leg-rub…

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Coro truck canopy

November 16, 2021

The Coro canopy is a rapid deployment truck bed cover that can be used for keeping hauled items dry or, as seen here, made into a summer camper. When stored the canopy roof folds with the ends stored in between. The four 4×8 foot sheets of 4mm thick fluted plastic, lumber and hardware were purchased…

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Briggs and Stratton powered bicycle

November 15, 2021

I’ve been wanting to have a powered bicycle (with usable pedals) to tow my bicycle campers with. Electric to me is too much money and a hassle, plus on a long journey when the juice runs out you’re stuck pedaling. I favor the old briggs motors. They’re 4 cycle (no need to add oil to…

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Electric Mini Speed Boat

October 13, 2021

This was my first ‘V’ hull speed boat. I added a small 1.2 horsepower two cycle loud as hell Game Fisher gas motor for power. It got up to about 4 miles per hour. It was fun to drive. On this second version, which I show all the steps to build it on my youtube…

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Economical Reverse trike

March 31, 2021

My dream project conceived over 40 years ago. This is my third attempt at creating a high mileage one person trike. Borrowing ideas from Dale Malewicki’s California Commuter trike I fashioned a basic rigid front swing arm. This helps stabilize the trike in corners but also makes for a bumpy ride. To do it again…

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Bucket toilet stabilizers

December 2, 2020

My old camper doesn’t have a bathroom, which is fine except when you need to tinkle in the middle of the night. So we ordered a two room shower tent and a snap on bucket toilet seat from Amazon. Right away I discovered a potential problem. Too tippy even for my scrawny butt! Not long…

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