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    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    Diabolik posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Hey! Meant to get back to you sooner. This whole house thing has been tying me up. Ours is listing this weekend and I have the inspection on the new one today. Ugh. I did manage to watch the half time show, yes......it was terrible. I actually got a random text from a coworker after the game showing a picture from the show of all three artists and it simply said....." This is why I listen to Van Halen". LMAO
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    02-09-2016, 05:33 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Santa-mation in Halloween Props
    Hi Nick, Since we have not gotten a quote for getting the arms made yet, I am not 100% sure yet. I am guessing it will somewhere around the $50 range depending on what all we include. There are a couple of parts that require center drilling, and 2 parts that need welded. I do know that this will be an easy kit to assemble that should work with pretty much any of our existing kits. I will post more info once I am a bit closer.
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    02-07-2016, 05:19 PM
    Diabolik posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Hello. Glad to see you are here too. We have the game on but not really watching it. Caught a few good commercials though. Biggest thing right now is that we are going to be moving. Smaller house with a larger shop space for Spider Hill. Going to be nice to have everything in one place. Outside of that we are still working away on a few new things. Will have our new and improved mounting bases here any time now. Been waiting a while for those so very excited. How are things in your world?...
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    02-07-2016, 05:14 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Santa-mation in Halloween Props
    I have this setup pretty much worked out and already have most of the parts to build them. I even had jigs made so we can quickly center drill the PVC caps where the bearings are inserted. The only piece I have not laid out is the drive arm on the shoulder. The plan is to have those made. To make these consistent and easy to assemble, they need to be the same. I will try to get back to this soon and wrap it up. We are in process of selling our home and buying another so things have been a...
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    01-29-2016, 05:36 PM
    I have 4 of our Basic Swaying Zombie kits up for grabs. These kits are normally $135 plus shipping. These were returns from another vendor that is a friend of ours. They are not used, but they have a few scratches here and there from being moved around in their shop and I cannot sell them as new on our site. I have went over them top to bottom and tested both the motors and power supplies. They were an earlier kit and I have upgraded the hardware bits that bring them up to speed with our...
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    01-23-2016, 05:45 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: wiper motor and gears/sprockets? in Halloween Props
    Gotcha. To achieve that you might need to use a chain/sprockets. For your wiper motor I would search for a hub less plate sprocket. If you get the right bore, you can likely bolt it right onto your wiper motor without much fuss. For the spit you will just need 2 flange or pillow block bearings and a second sprocket with a set screw type hub. Just make sure the bearings and sprocket for the spit have the same bore and that your 2 sprockets are the same chain size. For the spit itself, I would...
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    01-22-2016, 02:07 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: wiper motor and gears/sprockets? in Halloween Props
    I think you would be fine to use a wiper motor, but rather than complicate your build, you might consider attaching your spit right to the wiper motor and just slowing it down with a PWM speed controller. You can get one on EBay for about $5. As long as you support it on both ends the wiper motor should have plenty of grunt to get it done.
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    01-20-2016, 06:58 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Static: Diptera - Giant Maggot in Halloween Props
    Chris, that looks fantastic! Really top notch.
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    01-20-2016, 06:47 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Compact Prop Turning Mechanism in Halloween Props
    I wanted to post a quick follow up on this mechanism. We made a couple of tweaks to the design and built a batch of them. They are now on our site. I think these will work really well for props like a leering skeleton or anything else that you want to turn. They will handle a fair amount of weight as long as the load is balanced and the spine is properly supported. I am looking forward to seeing where they end up. :) http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Compact-Prop-Turner-_p_46.html
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    About the little witch, I love her, I put her sometimes sitting on my excersice bike in the basement in the dark, scared the hell out of my wife a few times. Horrible, I know, but funny at the same time (L).
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