Projects

Coro speed boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Speed boat is basically a 4×8 ft sheet of 6mm Coroplast, better known as fluted plastic. The boat folds are similar to a Chinese to-go food box except the fluids are kept outside instead of inside. Because of these folds, all that’s needed to keep the structure together are…

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DIY recumbent bicycle

April 11, 2019

I injured my knee tendons many years back on a cold ride with my old recumbent. Since then the old injury would occasionally flare up. It had been a while since doing any riding, so I made this simple bike to see if my knees could handle the stress of riding again. I liked the…

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The Wheel

April 11, 2019

The Wheel was made for doing summersaults. I started by drawing a 4 foot diameter circle on a half sheet of 3/4″ plywood. The cut outs were aproximated. The chair was made from a 3/16″ thick section of poly plastic sheeting. 6 shelf brackets were used to secure the seat to the plywood. A seat belt…

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Burningman micro shelter

April 11, 2019

This 3 sheet 1″ thick Gorilla duct taped shelter hasn’t made it to Burningman, but was designed for playa use. Having a plywood top creates anchoring points for tie down lines, and makes it strong enough to sit on top, at least for me. If you’re heavier than 175 pounds I’d go with 1-1/2″ thick…

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Burningman foam board shelter

April 11, 2019

  The 1″ thick Pyramid from the year before proved a little time consuming to erect, so I came up with this quick deployment 9 sided shelter using 1-1/2″ thick foam board. It’s a bit smaller than the pyramid but we were still able to have a table for cooking and cozy seating for five…

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Burningman pyramid shelter

April 11, 2019

This was my first try making foam board shelters. I have to credit Vina Gupta for developing the foam board Hexayurts. But I wanted something original, so I chose a 12′ square pyramid to hang out in and an octagonal teepee for the bedroom. old buddy GI Joe was instrumental in modeling my idea. The middle…

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DIY Cargo bike

April 11, 2019

While perusing the internet, I discovering the amazing cargo bikes used during the Vietnam conflict by the Vietcong to transfer supplies thru undetected jungle trails. These bike frames were purposely overbuilt to carry hundreds of pounds. Notice the long steering stick attached to the handle bar. Clever! I also found this cargo carrying bike…

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Recumbent scooter

April 11, 2019

This was the third of my stand-up scooter recumbent conversions. This Zooma was built a bit cheaper than the Goped. The Goped had single forks for easy access to the wheels in case of a flat, and it had a big rear disk brake. The Zoom however had dual drum brakes on both wheels, rear suspension…

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Recumbent Goped

April 11, 2019

    This was the second time I turned a stand-up scooter into a recumbent scooter. I cut the Goped in two and welded on an 11″ extension. I shortened the steering column, added rake to the single front fork and added an extended tube for the foot peg ‘T’ bar. A seat post was…

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High mileage trike

April 11, 2019

I had this dream starting in the early 80’s of building a trike that could get very high mileage. After years of drawing different versions, I came up with tis simple but aerodynamic body design. I was given an old Hand aa 350. Not he motor I originally wanted to use but it was something…

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