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    08-03-2015, 06:27 PM
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    08-03-2015, 06:24 PM
    a few new drawimgs...
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    08-02-2015, 05:16 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Mini Motor Mounts in Halloween Props
    Here is an assembled motor with a hub installed. These hubs are 2 1/8" in diameter. They work really well on these motors. The hubs are designed for a 1/4" shaft so we bore them out to fit these motors. I believe these ones are about .277 inch. :rolleyes: We are looking into possibly producing die cast arms for these types of motors. Die cast parts work well since they are much stronger than plastic and can be easily modified if needed.
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    08-02-2015, 04:58 AM
    I needed to build some linkage for a prop I am building for a customer and placed an order last weekend. We had our parts in 2-3 days and they even included a little bag of candy in our order. They carry some great hardware for prop builders. Definitely a vendor we will use again in the future. :)
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    08-01-2015, 07:51 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Skeleton bobbing for apples in Halloween Props
    Awesome job. I love to see props like this. Very fun and original. :)
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    08-01-2015, 07:07 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Mini Motor Mounts in Halloween Props
    Dave, sent you a PM. :)
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    07-29-2015, 03:44 PM
    Diabolik started a thread Mechanical: Mini Motor Mounts in Halloween Props
    I just wanted to show off some new mounts I just got in today. I had these made to hold the little synchronous (deer type) motors for a project I am working on. They are cut out of 1/16" thick aluminum and hold the motor in place using nylon insert lock nuts. There is enough clearance on the mount to allow it to be center mounted along a length of 1 inch PVC. It is very sturdy and should be flexible enough to use in a variety of configurations. I am going to add this to our site here...
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    07-26-2015, 03:49 AM
    Ours here in Piitsburgh has had the skeleton dogs and large stack of skull pillars for a couple of weeks now. I have not seen the skeletons yet.
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    07-26-2015, 03:14 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Wiper motor problems in Halloween Props
    Do you have anything else you can power the motor off of temporarily (like a car battery) to eliminate the power supply? That sounds like something in the motor. We use a lot of wiper motors and I have never heard one tick. It is not unusual to hear them whine. Is this a new motor?
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    07-25-2015, 12:01 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Static: Prop pvc tube in Halloween Props
    Yes, we can ship anywhere. Our site is currently not enabled for overseas shipping (only Canada). If you are interested in something from our site you are welcome to send me a private message. Just let me know what items you are interested in and a shipping address so I can get you a quote. I know the overseas rates can get expensive. If I do it manually via PayPal, it will likely save you a few bucks on the quote. I find that most of our shipments to Canada end up being less that way.
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    07-24-2015, 11:59 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Static: Prop pvc tube in Halloween Props
    Hi cycy, You can look at our plans. May be of some help to you. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Halloween-Prop-Plans_ep_41-1.html Ryan
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    07-20-2015, 09:09 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Pneumatic: quiet air compressors? in Halloween Props
    Not sure if good bad or indifferent, but just got an email from Harbor Freight for a compressor sale. :) http://view.harborfreightemail.com/?j=ff271d787660&m=fe9512717066027874&ls=fe6015707d63017c7111&l=ff9c1572&s=fe8613777d67077570&jb=ff68157073&ju=fe831175726d007b7d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3015a&utm_source=1011&cid=mEmail_s1011_c3015a&r=0
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    07-12-2015, 05:22 AM
    Danski, if you end up ordering a Watchman kit, drop me an email or note your order and let me know it's you. We have a run of extra drive arms from the Watchman kits that we cannot use. There was a problem and the slots ended up being cut wrong. Will not work in our kit, but will work fine for what you are doing here. Will make it easy for you to mimic the Watchman's mechanism. I'll gladly send you a plate and bearing with your kit to help you along. :) Ryan
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    07-11-2015, 06:19 AM
    Danski, there are obviously a lot of ways to do this. Take a look at our Watchman mechanism. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Animated-Watchman-Basic-Kit_p_31.html Very simple and provides a nice steady movement. The only arm you need is on the motor itself. You center your motor shaft with the "spine" pipe. You need to simply make a slotted arm to sit over the shaft of the motor arm. The length of the motor arm will determine how far it pans left/right.
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    07-11-2015, 03:13 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread pumpkin tattoo in General Halloween
    I just got this one less than 2 weeks ago. I wanted something relative to Spider Hill. I am very happy with it. I waited 3 months to get it done. It's nice having it on my forearm where I can see it. :)
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