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Aventures in Hot Metal – Part 3: Success!

I got the van pipe fixed and back on today! Here’s the damaged newer pipe still on the van. You can see clearly where the sooty diesel exhaust is leaking along a crack between the pipe and the flange. With … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 1

I did my first metal torch work yesterday, with mostly successful results. I used Muggy Weld SSF-6 High Temperature Silver Solder to close a hole in a damaged exhaust pipe using Lee’s oxyacetylene torch. I have an exhaust pipe on … Continue reading

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The 12-Hour Winter Wonderland

I’ve frequently said that the only justification for winter is snow, and we finally got some here in Austin last night! “But aren’t you freezing your ass off in the yurt?” you ask? Actually, the yurt has been pretty cozy … Continue reading

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Plastic Welding for The Win

I can now heal broken plastic things and make stuff out of plastic pieces! Very exciting! It all started with this broken plastic cover for Junior’s clutch fan: It had both the Big Tear all the way through on top … Continue reading

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Turning Junior Into Festival Income – Mud and Grime Addition

I’m back! Been working to re-stabilize my Austin life after my three-month six-week trip. 🙂 Since I decided to sell my house, I’ve made huge progress in reducing my expenses. I have no mortgage, no debt, and a much, much … Continue reading

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Supply Gathering and Cat Care

The kitchen countertop in my van is a little disorganized… It works, but I’ve had some time to live in the space and decided I want a single long countertop instead. Time to find parts! I headed over to The … Continue reading

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Shibari Storage at ADX

Storage in Junior, while plentiful, has been pretty chaotic so far. The bungie cargo nets above the bed have been Xtra Krazy. Ugly cargo nets for overhead storage They’re actually a fabulous idea, and I consider them Necessary Minimal Gear … Continue reading

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