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    Thumbs up my home made vortex tunnel updated

    I read awhile back someone was intrested in making a Vortex tunnel which got me looking for things I could use if I was to do one and I was shocked how quickly I was able to find everything I needed.
    It took a week and a half to build and the storm we had two days before Halloween wasn't nice to the tunnel, we had to rush the day before halloween to repair some broken weilds but I was able to get the tunnel done with the help of my friends and what a big hit it turned out to be at my free haunt. If anyone has the time and the money you have to build one. It cost me about $600 I did get lucky by finding a free motor that turned the tunnel at 5 PRMs from a friend so that could of been a huge price factor. We made the tunnel so it could come apart so it could be stored in a small space.

    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com...N_2007_049.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com/VORTEX2.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com/VORTEX1.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com/VORTEX3.jpg

    Besides the cloth, motor, black lights and glow paints I got everything I needed at Rona.

    The building pictures

    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com...31094_6748.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com...31096_7670.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com...31098_8431.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com...31099_8780.jpg
    http://www.theboogeymengraveyard.com/Africa_338.jpg



    Here's the video It's right before we started taking the tunnel apart.
    YouTube - Vortex Tunnel
    Last edited by theboogeymengraveyard; 02-03-2008 at 10:30 PM.

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    posted frame photo's to give and idea of what I used and how it was built.

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    I'm in awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please post some more photos of your build if you have them.

    Ban Trunk or Treat!

    Dave

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    wonderful. yes, please keep us updated. i would also like to see more
    ?coulrophobia ?
    don't laugh, this fear is contagious


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    I can just see myself trying to navigate your vortex tunnel on a dark October night. That would be a hoot for sure.

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    I wish I would of took more pictures I do have a video I can't seem to find what folder I put it in.

    The tunnel worked great my friend painted the dots in a spirls going the wrong way thought the effect still work but not as good as it could. Good thing is we just have to turn the cloth around this year. It was funny watching everyone walking through the tunnel leaning to the left hearing most people saying OH MY GOD!

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    If anyone in Northern California wants a Black Hole tunnel I have one for sale. Brand new, never assembled. Cost was $6K. Make offer. Must be picked up, no shipping.

    Scary Jerry

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    Cost was $6K.
    Now that is "scary" Jerry

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    I finally uploaded the video, this halloween I'm gonna film a better one it was such a crazy halloween I forgot to take pictures and video's, this year I won't forget I hope lol.

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    Thats pretty sweet.

    How long did it take to build?

    How much did it cost?

    Sweet!!!

 

 
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