Nomad Pedal Camper

June 4, 2023

I am a proud American, but these flags are more about RedNeck protection when navigating rural roads. This was my original idea when thinking of a pedal camper. The idea came after reading the article below back in 1992.   I later met and became friends with Steven Roberts as he settled just up the…

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Human Powered Vehicles (Ebook)

February 27, 2023

For those of you who love human power for fun or transportation, this 82 page very unique Ebook takes a deep dive into my past thoughts on alternative transportation and toys. The following are a few sample pages. You can purchase this $15 Ebook on my plans page HERE. This is the first volume of…

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Nomad Bicycle Camper (first mock-up)

February 6, 2023

  Ever since towing my first bicycle camper in strong headwinds at the Burningman festival did I realize the importance of having a round or small front end. But this camper required aluminum framing to support the body, bringing the dry weight to about 100 pounds. I was thinking of the easiest way to reshape…

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Recumbent Moped/Motorcycle

December 16, 2022

I’ve always thought the Honda 90 Cub, with it’s low mid frame, would make a great recumbent conversion. I couldn’t find a Cub for sale, but did find this TOMOS moped which had a similar frame design. 1/2″ square tubing was used to make an attachment point for the aluminum seat pan. Foam was double…

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Driftwood raft

December 14, 2022

Here’s something I put together one sunny morning. A driftwood raft. Easy you may think, but it took a little pre-planning as you will see… First, I decided to assemble bits of a frame in my shop. Instead of salvaging wood from the beach I used wood I had kicking around. This simplified things. For…

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Coro Kayak 2

June 12, 2022

  This is the Coro Kayak. I built this about 10 years ago. It folds up into a nice package for easy transporting. I sell PDF plans for this boat if you’re interested. I like this boat but wanted something a bit more hydrodynamic and more sturdier in construction. This was the first prototype. I…

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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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