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The end of the Kickstarter preview movie feels like it stops prematurely or is missing something.

On another note, what about plans for the rocket forge?  I’ve been watching too much Forged in Fire.
 
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Since it took me a full minute to suss out what was cool about a "spinning wheel made from bicycle parts" (bicycle wheels spin just fine, what's this for?), I am thinking that making it more immediately understandable would help, especially since it leads off the list. How about, "wool spinning wheel made from bicycle parts." Or even better, "spinning wheel for wool made from bicycle parts."

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Great, thanks Jerry! Updated now.

 
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Greetings all. My comment is more about the product, less so the kickstarter. I hope that is not too misplaced here.

My experience of seeing video from wheaton labs is that the projects are done by a small army of people, or with heavy equipment, or both. To me, that kinda takes them out of the 'low tech' cause it makes them un-doable for me. I live on a budget most folks could not even eat on, and while I have quite a lot of friends, most don't live nearby and those that do mostly don't have the time to help with bigger projects or are not physically capable.

It'd be nice to see a least most of the projects completed by one or two people and without heavy equipment so the ideas are accessible to more folk.

I understand that the video footage is already captured and now it is a matter of editing, so too late for more 'doable' project footage. Given that, it might be a gift to many to have information  boldly placed so that before someone new to wheaton labs buys the low tech movie they know it might not show them how to accomplish these really cool things on their own.

With gratitude for all you do;
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Hi Barbara, I think many of the projects are/were smaller and doable by one or two people without heavy equipment...
 
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Heads up - I just dropped some new earlybird additions onto the thread over at permies.com/earlybird!  Check it out!
 
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New earlybird just added!!!


Building with Bags: How We Made Our Experimental Earthbag/Papercrete House - a movie by Kelly Hart
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See the rest here: permies.com/earlybird
 
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spiffy new image from andres!  For the top of the page https://permies.com/earlybird

 
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Click on the thumbs up (or +1 for mobile users) if you like this image.

 
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I'd love to know which of the 3 images below you prefer/think best represents the spirit of the PTJ movie in a small and quirky advert - 1, 2, or 3?

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omg, i love them all.
 
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I prefer the third one.
 
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Cat Knight wrote:I prefer the third one.



Thanks Cat!

A question for everyone - how many early bird goodies do you guys think are just the right amount? What's the sweet spot - 10?  15? More? Less?
 
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I think, although I love all your images Jules, this is my favorite:

 
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proenneke hinge on the mycellium insulated door!

 
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Andres made this beautiful image of the round wood picnic table going together

 
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The kickstarter starts


      Tuesday at 2!


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Looky!  The instructors!

 
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I just watched a clip of the movie featuring the mycellium door and the proenneke hinge.  This is gonna be an excellent movie.  

People in the secret inner circle forum will want to check their email for goodies ...  
 
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I vote for the 2nd image! It conveys all the busyness of the whole affair.

 
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I'm talking to Andres about what the plans for the mycelium insulated door should look like.  

I'm curious, what would people like most:

1) Detailed plans for how to grow mycelium insulation panels

2) Detailed plans for how to make a tongue-and-groove door for a weird door-frame

3) Detailed plans for how to make a giant wooden Proenneke hinge out of a rootball

4) All of the above

 
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4) All of the above is my vote.
 
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all three seem connected some how, like they belong together in a package.

penny for my thoughts, i know you paid too much.
 
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I think I'm just curious if there are people that will benefit from the mycelium method, as a standalone apart from the door.  
 
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