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Trailer Trash Chop in Lemon Grove - June 30th!! It don't cost nuthin!!
Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-06-22 11:45 am   Permalink

Your a riot Cammo!!

Welcome to the Chop T-Bird! Love to have ya....if you bring your bike, you will get a better parking spot for sure.

Getting logs to be able to pass out at the Chop may not be possible. As you must know by now, it takes some doing to land-um, but it is totally do-able. Call some tree removable people as this seems to be the best approach...the tree dudes have to pay to get rid of their cuttings as they can't dump them at the main dump. When you call them, offer to show up at the cutting site with beer, or money, or both...that will raise an eyebrow.

But even if you don't have a log...no worries man...there will be plenty to do. Many people carve smaller with knifes on smaller pcs. of wood. I have some knifes you can try out if'n you have a small hunk of any kind of wood and want to give that a go. Historically, many have come to the Chops to draw, paint, play with clay, anything goes!

At this Chop, I will have a huge 12' x 4' sturdy table set up in the shade for those that need table space...a big ass 20' car port tent with sides will set up in the drive for "dangerous" chain saw action...It's great fun to watch 4WD, Cysdalle, Ona, and Buzzy turn on the action. They make carving with a chain saw look as easy as blowing out birthday candles...you will learn mucho from these fellas. Dave and I will more than likely be playing with plaster for most of the day in the studio with people coming in and out watching the goings on. I am also planning to cut up some pvc armatures so that those who wish can play with some of this oil clay can do that as well. It is totally possible that many will start off in one medium and move to another just cause. We might even have someone playing in stone this go around. I will be PM-ing all those that are coming with directions sometime next week

Bottom line is we have all walks of life that show up to these Chop Chops, but we all have one thing in common...that is a love for art, and that art has a tropical breeze that blows around it.

Buzzy - Kiva the carving wonder dog is the coolest!! Do you think she can give my poohie some training in shop safety, and the proper way to hold a chisel?




I have plenty of room for the doggies to run and scream, but you may want to keep-um away from Joey here...you see that trailer in the back ground?...it use to have tires...Joey ate-um!



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T_birdman
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Posted: 2007-06-22 6:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks Babalu, I will be on the prowl for wood here, but I more than likly will simply act like a sponge watching and soaking it in down there. Cammo, my bike isn't the chop-per style these days, I have to have tunes when I ride so I'm on my 3rd Gold Wing, but down the road I was planning to build a custom for kicks & giggles. Unfortunatly the "Honey-Do" list just keeps getting longer & in the way of all the stuff I have on my "Wanna-Do" list! But this is my current ride.






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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-06-22 9:32 pm   Permalink

Hey, T-Bird nice going man! You have a real nice start going on there with the little guy. I think you will enjoy playing with some of these different Flexcut knifes quite a bit.
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Cammo
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Posted: 2007-06-22 9:37 pm   Permalink

T-Bird that's a nice bike but I think you should trade up next year and grab one of thoe Dodge Tomahawk V-10s:



Hey Babs - you think T-Bird is THE BIRD? Or is it just a coincidence? I mean, think about it!

I got this picture in my head of T-Bird straddling a Tomahawk V-10 with Babalu Babe #2, getting to the hospital in 2.7 minutes.


 
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T_birdman
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Posted: 2007-06-22 10:37 pm   Permalink

Man, how did you know what I wanted for Christmas?! I'll tell the wife she can find something else for me.

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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-06-23 3:54 pm   Permalink

Well only one week left Choppers, and I have to jump out in the yard pick up all the old tires and beer cans before I can cut the grass for the big event….so, I thought I would toss you all a few progress pictures on the “Man of War” – Chop Chop Mug….I still have some to go yet, but this should give you an idea on direction. The top is removable. Dave, I know it’s kind of hard to judge from these pictures as far as the mold goes….I will toss better ones out, maybe tomorrow. Cammo came over and whisked off Oki to finish up…Yeah, Cammo!! You got what it takes Brother! The guy’s a natural carver.








Okay, the Park’s pride and joy…Posted up right up in front by the entrance, in space A1, is a 1946 Great Western Trailer. It’s 18’ long and it sleeps 6…4 inside and 2 on the reinforced roof. All aluminum. It’s one of only 2 made and was featured in the Ray Milland movie of 1948 called the “Big Clock”…..Sweetness…we all want it.




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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-06-24 9:07 pm   Permalink


At this juncture, t'ain't even a week away accordin' to mah speculations. Git yer Tiki carvin' selfs on down heayah so's I kin show ya'll mah down home shotgun carvin' technique!!!

YA HEAYAH ME??!!
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-06-24 9:42 pm   Permalink

Shot Gun Carving!! Yeah Baby!!

Okay, did a little cleaning today…who loves ya? I haven’t heard too much response on the Man of War mug as the official SDCC give away mug, so I decided to start up another mug as well…I think I have time for one more. I will let the Choppers choose between the two as to which one will win the honor. This is also a progress shot…I think I will call this one “Uke”. This little dude will be playing a ukulele. Not sure if there is already a Uke? I don’t know my mugs that well…anyway…change topic…Several people have asked me about a close Hotel now. We have some folks that are planning to come from as far away as Las Vegas, The Bay Area, and Palm Springs…The best I could do on the “cheap” is the Value Inn down the street, It’s clean…$75. + tax per night…It’s within spitting distance of the bar and fight night for those with guts. The phone number is 619-462-7022 – address: 7458 Broadway in Lemon Grove. No matter where you stay in San Diego, I will make sure that you make it to your room, or home safely if you don’t want to drink and drive.


Table work area set up…



Hot dog Stand is primed and ready…chain saw tent up.


Plaster Demo area.


Additional clay working area…and plenty of carving area out back.


Here is my baby girl, as you can see, the Bird wants out! I would not be a bit surprised if I had to hand the keys to the house off to you guys, and rush this one off to the Hospital on Chop night…cross your fingers that that doesn’t happen.


Dave, some hair brush salesman was slinking through the park today and he was a taken special notice of Emily Jane…even got her to let her hair down…Your safe man…dude had no bowling shirt. He didn’t even get a sale.







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Cammo
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Posted: 2007-06-25 11:42 am   Permalink

Welcome to Lemon Grove!



As you enter the city, the first thing you'll see on your left is this beautiful suite with attached parlour open to all who are new to the Grove.



Please take advantage of the other facilities, accomodating groups of up to 55 happy visitors!



If you're interested in other lodging, here is the Cammo Listo of Cheapo San Diego Hotels;

Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd. 619 296 2104 or 800 468 3531
San Diego’s big getaway resort in the 1930’s, it’s a bit run down now but still swanky. Johnny Weismueller designed the pool. The Red Fox Room is their original retro steak and highball club downstairs, now a piano bar, the décor was imported from a 16th century English castle! (Hunting the red fox, get it?) Check out their website.

Premier Inns, 2484 Hotel Circle South 800 711 6676 or 619 291 8252
This is a huge, 4-story slightly run down 60's hotel. Similar to Red Roof Inn, has a nice small pool.

Vagabond Inn, 625 Hotel Circle South 800 571 2933
This is an old 60's Tiki A-frame hotel. In very nice shape, tropical, has 2 pools!

Travelodge, 1201 Hotel Circle South 800 578 7878
This place has a classic steakhouse and piano bar attached; it's a huge, clean hotel.

Welcome Inn Motel 1550 E. Washington 619 298 8251
Beside San Diego's trendy Hillcrest area, and directly across from a 50's diner. This place is a Spanish-style 1920's hotel on a small hill overlooking the roadway. Bright, breezy, slightly worn, but the best deal in town. $60/night for 1 bed, $70.00 for 2 beds.

California Suites Hotel $105.00/night
5415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 800 562 2217
Beautiful little gem with a tropical theme. Beside Hwy. 805. Actually has Tiki masks at the front desk, water fountains, pool, very quiet and clean. Nice place. Ask for Matthew, the manager.

Balboa Park Inn $99.00/night
3402 Park Blvd. 619 298 0823 or 800 938 8181
Beside Balboa Park, a little cottage style place with just 16 rooms. Decorated with antiques, special theme rooms, San Diego’s secret little honeymoon hotel. Every room has a different price, but $99 specials are still available.

Laytah.


 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2007-06-25 3:53 pm   Permalink

Babalu, time to give us the info! Directions, time, etc.

And maybe a list of everyone coming?


 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-06-25 4:23 pm   Permalink

Wheeler, Will get it all together tonight after work. The boss keeps coming in looking at my screen.

Hey man, how about we carve us a trailer this weekend?


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Cammo
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Posted: 2007-06-25 4:27 pm   Permalink

Ya know that big stump down there by that new highway the State put in last year? That stump what used to be the big Tilden Tree? Well, you go left there. Then you take a right when ya hear the chickens squalking off at the McNeary Farm, not the farm road, but the swamp road right before it, the one with that bicycle seat in the ditch next to the sawn-off driftwood pole. Take that swamp road down, right into the damp part where it turns right again.

Here's the hard part, you gotta watch for the third old tire on the left. Not the second, if ya take that you'll go right in the quicksand. The third has a big crack across the bottom. Go around the tire to the left, there's no road here but you drive a hundred or so yards and it meets up with Old Route 60. Three miles, it's on yer right. Easy.

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T_birdman
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Posted: 2007-06-25 6:40 pm   Permalink

Cammo, you're a nut! I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you folks, I've taken a little time (who am I kidding, a LOT of time!) to look through a few galleries of work here, and without question there is an IMMENSE talent base and some incredible creative minds (ok, line up and here's your cup to pee into, wash your hands afterwards please.).

Babalu, what a coincidence, you mentioned the tree trimmer source, and as I was taking my son to Michaels to get him a model to build, I ran into some tree guys, inquired a bit and came away with a few smaller cuts of Eucalyptus. They are freshly cut (2 days) and damned heavy for 20"-24" cuts. Any suggestions as to time to let them dry out and has anyone had any trouble using this type of wood?


Oh, and I didn't say thanks to you Babalu for the comment about the little guy in the helmet. He is 1 of 2 that I'll call "Salt n Peppa" because they are just that for my wife, she hates the plain glass shakers in the kitchen, here they are as of now.


And before I forget, what time is the chop figured to start and finish, so I know when to start the 130+ mile trek?

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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2007-06-25 7:33 pm   Permalink

130 miles?!? I hope that's not one-way! Where the heck do you live?
I don't think that euc will be ready to carve this weekend, but I'll try to round up a piece of palm for you.


 
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Posted: 2007-06-25 7:41 pm   Permalink

151.2 miles for me!!!! Ayyyy yay yay...

 
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