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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    Did the Coffee kill him? (Needs some coffee stains on his shirt?) hahah! More small driblets of coffee running from the corners of his eyes.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    The next morning, the Deputy just had to tell the Sheriff, personally, himself. He thought about exactly how he should go about telling his "Boss", the Sheriff. "Good Morning, Sheriff! He said .(so far so good.) "I might have a lead on the missing Naval Shell taken from the display outside?" The Sheriff was now giving his Deputy his full attention! "So, what do you know?" "I think we may have seen where that shell will be used." "Used? You mean fired? Or just packed once again with...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    You are beyond amazing my friend! Thank you so very very much!!!!! :D
  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    That night after he got home, the Deputy was searching for some information that could help them figure out what the long steel tube stuck into the ground might be used for? "Trapping electricity with a steel tower".... ? Well what good would it do if it couldn't pay back some of the costs to buy and install such a large item as what we saw out there? "No. No such technology out there as of now." As the hours passed he found himself buried in more "Crack-pot" theory's and was becoming quite...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    All three men, Sheriff, Deputy, plus this catatonic stranger seem frozen...the Sheriff speaks:"Don't I know you, friend?" Still no sign of life or comprehension.... "HEY! Fellah!" time passes.... "Uh?" He made a sound! His eyes begin to focus as his eye brows narrow upon two uniforms before him. "YOW!" He squeaks loudly. "What the, ..? "Are you OK, Sir?" The Deputy inquires. The man looks slowly to his right side, then back to his left side, then his eyes focus upon the sheriff, a...
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    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    As both the Sheriff and Deputy get out of the Squad car, both men are transfixed at what they see behind the large house 100 feet away. His Deputy turns around as they walk seeing many pieces of various machinery parked along the path to the house, "Is that a well-drilling rig?" The Deputy asks the Sheriff. "Looks to be one." The Sheriff answers. ("Look at all of this junk! Two ancient, rusty dump trucks, a ball-of-rust backhoe, another backhoe with a trench digging attachment, an old,...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    "I think it's time to pay another visit to "Mr. Writer". "Why is that, Sheriff?" "Part of my feelings about this man is just my own "Gut" feeling, but I sometimes do try to ignore that and only go at the feeling with knowledge and logic, but then, often times, my "Gut" proves to be right." "I know what you mean, sheriff, I saw you act off of the gut feeling that night we were talking in the alley , you turned, looked at the back of the store building , I couldn't really see anything...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Here are links to these motors on E-bay: The 5 to 6 RPM Motor: This motor doesn't turn really fast, but it can handle more weight than some of the faster ones. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Robust-Small-AC-Synchronous-Motor-TYC-50-110V-AC-5-6RPM-CW-CCW-Torque-4Kgf-cm-/151958586365?hash=item23617003fd:g:CVkAAOxyWmxSYeiq The 10 to 12 RPM Motor: This is the one I currently use for my Spider Lifter. ...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    Great prop, Mummy! At first I did think those lights were pink. LOL How did you do the mechanics of it all?
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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    Here's the video for The Brains "Out in the Dark"
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 AM
    A whisper left his lips:"Hurry! hurry!" "I'.m moving as fast as I can, mister!" "Quiet! Shush!.. STOP! Don't move become a "statue". Under the glare of floodlights pointed straight "Up" the two men attempting to quiet each other were now frozen, imitating clothing store dummies. Fifty feet away a young County Deputy was standing smoking his "Break" cigarette looking straight ahead out into the quiet street, 3AM, no traffic, almost no sounds to be heard.. then a random coyote from a...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 07:13 PM
    But do you know what eventually happens if you remain "Jealous"? You turn into......... ...............jello. I told my two little boys many years ago:"If I die tomorrow, don't mourn for me because I have had So much Fun here!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 11:04 AM
    Minksocks--You could go ahead and order the motor kit from him. It would already have a mounting plate attached to the motor shaft that should make it easier to mount the pulley to the motor. A faster motor would be good, but right now I wouldn't recommend going faster than the 10/12 RPM motor (that's what I use). I've been experimenting and wanted to us a 36 RPM motor, but that motor takes very little resistance to make it reverse itself. Which means it would not be able to lift very much...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 09:55 PM
    28 yrs. ago i wrote and did some Murder Mysterys here inside my Haunted house. THE biggest problem were the "Adults" who could not or would not "Play" or "Pretend"!? It was a serious problem when a person of this "mind" was an important character who had to speak a few lines or clues. I might have solved that by marking those couple of envelopes with a small hand-drawn "Star" up in the corner , this was for the organizer to make sure they knew that person would "PLAY", so everyone else...
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    02-10-2016, 09:29 PM
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    02-10-2016, 08:25 PM
    "Wintertime" is slow... but sometimes it can also be So Much FUN! How could that be true? Well, imagine this:When just a couple shows up here on a cold, lonely winter night, I have so much pure "Time" to devote to entertaining, Just THEM! So 90 minutes or 180 minutes later.. they exit this house having heard so much more of the haunted history and having seen so many more routines I love to do, and they might be a bit scared, but everyone is usually laughing quite a bit of the time! We...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 04:06 PM
    http://www.epbot.com/2016/02/diy-harry-potter-inspired-mandrake-root.html In case y'all hadn't seen this, this is the CakeWrecks gal's other blog - her crafty nerd blog Epbot - and the Valentine's Mandrake bouquet is totally adorable.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 01:37 PM
    Thanks, doto ! I think it's the same motor. As long as it reverses itself when stalled, it should work. And if the motor shaft is adaptable for mounting a pulley to it. I recommend a 4 to 5 inch diameter pulley, preferably made of plastic. A metal pulley may be too heavy to work properly. I'm going to post here ASAP how to make your own pulley, if desired.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 01:35 PM
    Minksocks-- Ryan said he will ship to the UK upon request. He said you can contact him here: info@spiderhillpropworks.com .
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 09:04 AM
    I don't know if he does or not. I'll ask him. If he doesn't, I can order it and ship it to you myself. I wouldn't think it would cost too much, since it hardly has any weight to it. Oh, you're not being a pain. I'm happy to help anytime! NOTE: I posted a video link to the Spider Levitator in my first post in the Instructor's thread.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 09:00 AM
    I think I've still got all the ones I bought as a kid. I remember they used to cost me $1.50 each. The closest thing I have would be in the ones I bought highlighting each of the "lands" at Disney World. The Liberty Square has some Haunted Mansion pics if I remember correctly.
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    02-09-2016, 02:46 PM
    I haven't posted on this one mine is in my signature to.
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    02-09-2016, 02:32 PM
    I found you a long time ago lol
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    02-09-2016, 02:31 PM
    Love the viewmaster...if you find anything report back lol
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