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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Re: Help with SketchUp plugins
Hi Ryan, Haven't opened SU for awhile (or downloaded 2014)--been trying to migrate to Rhino. IIRC, SketchUp changed the way they do plugins a bit with one of the last releases. I'll play w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with SketchUp plugins
June 18, 6:13pm

Any knowledge about this trailhead?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Selway Crags Access Question
June 18, 8:01am

Thanks, James. I'm actually a little overwhelmed at the amount of information on both SOF and strip kayaks out there. The design software you linked to looks interesting--I plan on downloading ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 17, 9:17am

Re: MYOG version of Exos/Arc Blast frame?
Look at the pictures of the Arc Blast on the ZPacks website--it basically *is* a MYOG design (i.e., it appears there's nothing there that can't be done with off-the-shelf parts and availabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG version of Exos/Arc Blast frame?
June 15, 4:48pm

MYOG Kayak Question
I've got it into my head that I want to build a touring kayak. At first, I was thinking of cedar strip construction, but started reading about skin-on-frame boats and was attracted to the light...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 15, 1:49pm

Selway Crags Access Question
Thinking about going to the Selway Crags late summer/early fall. Looking at the info here: http://www.summitpost.org/selway-crags/501574 It looks like Big Fog Road (Forest Service Rd. 319) w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Selway Crags Access Question
June 15, 1:05pm

...For all the suggestions. Still leaning toward the Gi III, but others look interesting.

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 10, 9:06pm

Suggestions for new hiking pants?
My REI Adventure pants (~12 oz) need replacing--I'm looking for something a bit lighter, and a little better fit. Requirements are: nylon (or equivalent performance); non-convertible; non-ca...

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 09, 7:32am

Re: Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
I've used Platypus bottles in various sizes for a long time, and only had two issues: 1) Split a seam once overfilling with a pump filter screwed tight to the top. This was clearly operator ...

In GEAR » Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
June 08, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Wonderland Trail Snow Conditions
Thanks for posting this, Ian. I'll be there 27 July-3 August, also clockwise and through Spray Park. Looks like snow won't be an issue.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Snow Conditions
June 08, 11:44am

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