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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Last night four young women drove for about four hours to arrive at my Haunted house. None of them had ever been here before, they found us on-line. They had many moments of laughing, loudly and freely. I think they were impressed by the house and the tour . They had some nervous moments, then had the laughs. I judge it to be a"perfect" tour simply from their reactions. Humor plays a large part in building and maintaining my Haunted House. I have had complaints from some because their...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    It looks fantastic! I love the gate, too.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    UPDATE: Diabolik has offered to give the group a discount on the above mentioned motor kit. I'm not sure how much a discount, but I thought I would mention it and see how much interest there is in doing that. This is the 6 RPM motor, which is a bit slow for this prop. But, the motor could easily be swapped out for a faster one at a later date. (If the builder desires.) The kit would also definitely make the build less complicated.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:26 PM
    I also meant to mention in my thread that a member of this forum runs Spider Hill Prop Works and he sells one of these same synchronous motors. It's a bit more expensive than the Chinese motor, but it already has a crank and mounting plate attached to it. It's the 6 RPM motor. This could be an alternative. His customer service is top-notch, too! http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/6-RPM-Synchronous-Gear-Motor-KIT_p_34.html
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
    Yes, I order the motors from China because they are so cheap. Thanks for the info. on the Chinese New Year celebrations. Gee, and I thought we Americans were partiers! The seller's note on ebay said selling would resume on Feb. 9th. That's all I'm going on. there ARE other Chinese sellers on e-bay with similar motors, just I can't vouch for how reliable these sellers are. I also meant to mention in my thread that a member of this forum (Diabolik) runs Spider Hill Prop Works and he sells one...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:13 PM
    I'm glad to see $pirit is finally making props that will appeal to our alternative-lifestyle haunters. JK :)
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 03:04 PM
    "Sheriff, why would anybody want one of those old , obsolete Naval Shells? I wouldn't imagine they could be just too useful in any modern military application, I mean, you would need a big cannon to fire such a shell and that would not be an easy thing to come up with, would it?" "Well, I have been doing some thinking about exactly what you just said, and my "take" on this is, I am pretty sure no gun tube would be involved or used at all, too heavy and like you said, they would need so much...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 01:51 PM
    "Terrorism, huh? Right here ? What do you have for me?' The Newspaper man looks around the Sheriff's office becoming more nervous.. "Could we speak in your office?" There are several Deputys and some radio dispatchers nearby. The Sheriff gives a quick little giggle and smirk as he nods affirmative and the walk the few steps to more privacy. "So, what gives?" "My Son gets a subscription to a Science magazine from England, it's a low-volume publication and sometimes some fairly goofy,...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 01:19 PM
    The board's software coding doesn't like the newer http links (the ones with the youtu.be designation). I usually just paste that one into the address bar to go visit it and then copy the resulting longer address to use on Halloween Forum. So using your example: I'd go to https://youtu.be/RLJ_9id2yik, and once on that page, I'd see the following actual address in the web browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJ_9id2yik&feature=youtu.be Copy THAT address and paste it into the
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 01:35 AM
    "Well, after a couple of Months now and those two World War Two Naval shells have not surfaced anywhere, no gun show, no ads in a magazine or Newspaper, nobody confessed to taking them or helping someone else take them, they have not been rolled down "Tucky hill', nor placed someplace for a prank.. and to consider how much reward money has been raised by some service organizations, you would think, somebody, some place would know where they are and how to get that reward money, now wouldn't...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 01:03 AM
    "Well, it's been awhile since I last drove by this place, I see the new owner has a big gate up now." "Gates like that are still pretty rare around this County, even with all of the people who moved here from the big-city." "Looks like even the sheriff will have to ring the gate's doorbell to be allowed entrance." "Yes, it does, well here goes." "I can't tell if anything is happening or not.' "Neither can I...how long should we wait do you suppose?" The Sheriff gets out of the Squad...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 08:52 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Mechanical: My NBC props for Christmas in Halloween Props
    Turning you "IN"!! You are starving Jack to Death! Feed him! Very nice Yard! Very nice things that you have !!.. but please! Feed Jack!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 08:41 PM
    "Whoa!" The blurped Police siren woke up the dozing newspaper owner as he was leaning against the door frame of his business entrance. He straightened up quickly, effortlessly. As the County Sheriff watched him he was slightly envious of that man's ability to relax like that almost any place, not some the sheriff could ever do again, what with his official title and job because some, somebody might decide to take the fullest advantage of a dozing sheriff and...well, you know... "All set?" ...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:12 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Mechanical: 2016 animatronic predictions in Halloween Props
    DOTO ! you said how those props would break down just before Hallowen! At least you would know where they were (There may be in pieces?) BUT AT LEAST YOU WOULD KNOW WHERE THEY WERE ! UNLIKE the HUMAN HIRED HELP--- (LESS) Who don't show up on the busiest nights of the season! At least a pile of broken parts could be called something like a display from a train wreck or something? Versus:"There is supposed to be someone standing right here,oh wait, there they are now, they...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:08 PM
    Halloween might be terrifying for some, giving a series of terrifying bad dreams to small ones, but I like to hand out my "Halloween" year round and never have to say:"I'm Sorry." startle, scare, then see and hear them LAUGH. If I scare someone and no laugh follows i apologize and talk kindly to them....then hope for the best even apologize. I love to entertain people . Terrorize them? No. So i find tons of humor and laughs all the time here from almost every person that sees my house...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 05:51 PM
    " I wish the reluctant witness who wrote you that letter had given us more of a description of the truck he saw that night.' "Don't you think we were lucky to know it was a large truck and not something else?" "What else?" Asked the Sheriff. "Oh, maybe I'm somewhat a bit too creative.." "And if you open your mouth right now you may seem rather foolish?" "No! I do that automatically!" "And often?" "Now don't go that far, please!" "OK". "You are not waiting for a "Second...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 04:53 PM
    Checking his mail the next day, Bob the reporter saw a letter, a real"letter"!` It was addressed to "The Editor". : Dear Editor, This is an anonymous correspondence because I wish to possibly help the authorities catch the ones who stole the World War Two Naval shells the other night, yet my personal reputation can not, nor will not be sacrificed publicly , just to see this minor crime solved, I assume it is a minor crime. I was staying in the area that night, driving through your...
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    02-04-2016, 04:11 PM
    "You would need a very heavy-duty truck and other things.. to have made this happen." The Country Sheriff told five local reporters as storm clouds billowed overhead. "So far we have no leads, and yes, off the record, I know this looks very bad for the City and county guys who were on duty that night, but logically speaking , let's go "easy" on that part of the story, because, think about it guys, how could anybody ever have foreseen such a thing happening here? Our crime rate is very low and...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 12:01 PM
    The Hangman's Noose has caused death and injury in Octobers. One can not be too careful . If you desire a realistic costume of a Death-by-Hanging you will need to dampen your pants, really.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 10:15 AM
    Veterans Day--No--leave it alone. not funny, not smart. We have quite a few Veterans here, a Parade that marches passed the monuments with the names of those who served in the Civil War and another monument of those who DIED in World War One-World War Two, Korea, Vietnam. some marching were in Desert Storm. If a Veteran, those who fought for this country, can't be respected, well, then I guess such a person probably doesn't respect anyone, but they should.
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  • Lilith's Demon's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:54 AM
    Lilith's Demon replied to a thread Some people in Haunted Humor
    I tend to easily forget what day it is most of the time too and even sometimes what time of the day it is. S for Halloween being on Friday the 13th, I remember being very disappointed when I realized this was impossible... But I was a small child at the time. My super excited child's mind wanted Halloween to fall on Friday the 13th with a full moon... And then I turned 6. My wife is a brilliantly sarcastic person and there have many times when I've been witness to seemingly reasonable...
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    02-04-2016, 07:22 AM
    Lilith's Demon replied to a thread Who will post next?? in Games
    Nope sorry. Spook next.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:02 AM
    Just to give a head start to anyone interested in getting in on this build, it would be wise to go ahead and order the motor that you will need to power this prop. I order mine from E-bay and they come from China. It usually takes them about two weeks to get to me (I'm in North Carolina). I'll post some links below with some recommendations. It's up to you how fast (RPMs) a motor you buy. Obviously the faster the motor, the quicker your spider prop will move up and down. This prop can also...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:34 AM
    If the prop has a switch that turns it "always on", it would be easy to just cut either the positive or negative battery wire and hook a switch mat in between the cut ends. A switch mat is just another version of a basic on/off switch. But, I'm guessing the prop would only be active as long as someone is standing on the mat. I even made my own switch mats a few years ago using some cardboard, aluminum foil and some of that buffalo snow material.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 12:32 AM
    "I am so surprised there was so much "Cliff" under all of that dirt. so might there be any more "Dozing" you want me to do?' "No, that;s Fine, you did a very good job, and you worked carefully too.' "Thank you.I'll have your bill made out tomorrow, and drop it off... what are you going to do with a big, flat piece of rock at the end of a cliff.? "Well, you might not believe me if i told you the "truth', so i'll just tell you, it's going to be a landing pad for a helicopter." ...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 11:38 PM
    "Hello Sir, you may unload your bulldozer right here in the driveway, if you like." "Well, i might suggest I unload it on some dirt or gravel since unloading it on this nice Blacktop will leave some marks for you.' "Oh, nice looking blacktop is not very important to me, now.' "Where did you need me to go with my "Dozer?' Do you need that small valley filled in or a ditch made?" "No. I need you to scrape off some extra earth I don't need were it is now." "Show me what you are talking...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 10:51 PM
    Years had passed since Mr. Writer had witnessed those grave yard activities and solemn dreams of premature pain and the death it usually brings . Not that the mere passing of "time" had provided any answers to old questions,or had explained his moods and evil dreams he had been witness to ever since those few nights and days he had spent chasing a story,a story that became much too close and personal way too quickly threatening his level of privacy and comfort that he knew he had to maintain...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:07 PM
    Born in 1949 i had the following Halloween items to inspire me: My cousin Anne's Scary comic books I got to look at. A store here that sold comics of all kinds. A movie theater 5 blocks away that was showing maybe as many as...
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