Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gator Grease Up

Yesterday we used my new barrel filter system to filter 95 gallons of Gordon's Gator Grease down to 10 microns and pumped it into the bus's oil tank. You can also see in 1 photo that the roof rack is now loaded and strapped down. We are now in final preparations for flight. Please buckle your seat belt and put your seat in the upright position. :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Introducing ... The Roof Deck

With much help from Gordon & J&S Tree Service we now have the 1st section of roof deck attached. We'll be moving the generator, bikes and misc. large unnecessary things to the roof. The additional interior space is being used for a 55 gal oil collection barrel and (drum roll please) a camp toilet. yeah!

I did a lot of the less skilled work myself, but nobody wanted to take my picture.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bus Population + 2

The NOmadjik Media Bus welcomes it's new residents Mary Kate aka skinnychef and Corn Dog (not pictured). T-Shirts sponsored by David. Photo by Gordon (while waving at dogs and talking on the phone, thus the Flux Face)

Work has started on a section of roof deck between the roof portals. A photo account will follow when it's complete. A front & back deck section will be added later (proabably not until fall).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Christmas in April

2 recent large donations have sent my on a shopping spree of things the bus needs to sustain itself. I'll be getting a One Shot collection pump/filtration system and a back up hand pump and all but the sound system (not absolutely necessary) of these items are also covered.

The 1st section of roof deck is getting welded today as well. When that is done we'll be able to clear more space in the storage area by moving the generator, bikes, folding chairs.. etc. .. on to the roof.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Loft / Bed

The last few days have been fairly grueling as I've finally completed a loft/ bed in the bus. I used scavenged wood and mostly scavenged nails. I also got to use a couple power tools for the 1st time. What made it most grueling was that I had to cut EVERYTHING twice and had to cut the premade top of the bunk inside the bus while it was wedged, immovable, inside the bus. I also cracked a side window a bit while trying to manouver this monstrousity into place.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lofty Bunk Fest

Worked on my bunk/loft today between lugging full oil drums and uploading a video that's to be shown at the NYC Anarchist Film Fest April 11th.

I'll be sleeping between 2 booth seats tonight though...

I scavenged a double pallet from one of Gordon's grease restaurants to use for the loft bed in the bus and had to cut it shorter. I didn't cut it short enough. It's wedged in the bus, not flat, not likely to come out without breaking something... else (slight window damage getting it in). I'd show you a picture but the cord i need is at the bottom of the pile of stuff in the middle of the bus right now. Tomorrow I'll have to cut more off the end of the length wise boards while in the bus inorder to get it flat and on the legs.