Build Day with the Man Krew

Build Day with the Man Krew

Join the Man Krew for a virtual build day as part of the Build n’ Burn Your Own Man experience. Build, create and take a moment to hear about building the Man in one of the most challenging worksites possible. Take your laptop and set it on your work table. We will show you how using a few simple tools you too can build a Man!

Creating and maintaining our unique sense of community at the heart of Burning Man feels extra important this year. Entering at the Gate, going through the Greeters, building your camp, exploring the open playa and the projects you find there and of course the Man Burn and later the Temple Burn are what define the framework of the event week. While all of those actions and important milestones of the event were created over the years, the very first action and the most authentic act was, of course, the gathering of friends to build and burn the Man.

Using a printer and some simple tools we will show you how you can create a two-foot wooden Burning Man for use at home, safety conditions permitting. This live hour and a half build event will feature some tool use tutorials, simple shop safety information and tips and directions to help you complete the project. We will cut out the necessary parts of the Man and a simple Man Base. We will then assemble the parts using glue, tape and some basic hardware.

Hear the stories of past builds from those who were there and relive the challenges and jackassery that is stuff of legends. Showing us how to do it right will be Man build Team members Namaste Dave, Chipper and Goat. Joining the Man crew will be Dave X the Fire Safety Team Manager for the event with important lessons on fire safety.