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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    You can run all your lights thru a FS-2 starter that will cause all the lights in the room to flicker and its less than two bucks. You can buy them at any hardware store or order them online.
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    05-23-2019, 03:39 PM
    We just drove back from TX, through OK and MO with some pretty nasty weather all around us. We've had some hard straight-line winds at home, too, but what saved us from tornadoes is that it just didn't get warm enough to have the contrasting temps. I hate to complain about our weather when they're still getting tornadoes south of us! One tree broken, and one leaning pretty hard up by our driveway The broken one is a mountain ash (rowan). There were huge numbers of buds, almost ready for...
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    05-23-2019, 09:52 AM
    It's mostly cloudy, but not bad here today. However, I can't set foot in the garden or I'll sink in up to my ankles. Things are very slow to come up, and I'm not yet sure what will and what won't need to be replanted. I tried three Wyatt's Wonder seeds. I put one in the ground with a cut-off milk jug over it to hold the heat in. No sign of germination. I let one germinate indoors, and then planted the sprouted seed out (with milk jug mini-greenhouse" over it). Nothing has shown up...
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    05-22-2019, 08:30 PM
    I really feel like I need more single-click response options than just "thanks" and "like". I like the safe planting, but not the storms. They did some damage in my yard, too.
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    05-22-2019, 12:45 PM
    Kdestra-- I'd look at treehoppers. They are legion, and some have pretty specific ranges, but that's where I'd start-- similar to this: I'll add another: The color will vary somewhat from one individual (or one location) to another.
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  • Oak Lane Cemetery's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 05:54 AM
    Just wanted to give a different perspective on the head movement for this build. Here is how mine looks using a second deer motor mounted sideways on the creep's back. The motor connects to a L shaped linkage that runs up into the neck. The bend of the L pivots in a small eye bolt on the top of the skeleton's spine. I opened up the holes that the jaw connects to the skull with so that it flops open very easily, giving some mouth opening and closing action. Mine only goes up and down, but it's...
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    05-20-2019, 12:13 PM
    Oak Lane Cemetery replied to a thread Static: Chuck the Dragon in Halloween Props
    Looking really good so far!
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    05-20-2019, 12:09 PM
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    05-20-2019, 12:07 PM
    Do you live on my street? Because you just described my neighbor perfectly!
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    05-19-2019, 12:28 PM
    Pelvic exams
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    05-19-2019, 12:26 PM
    Ours is the guy across the street, one house over. These people obviously used to or somehow imagine that they live way out in the country and conduct themselves as such. Dude parks his loud *** truck in the front yard across their sidewalk because the big driveway they have is reserved for cornhole and the multitude of appliances and other junk he accumulates hoping to strike it rich if the price of scrap metal ever comes up. He drives up his next door neighbors driveway, then cuts across...
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    05-18-2019, 08:06 AM
    Col. Fryght, I think you put as much work into your pumpkin plants as I do into my entire garden! Kdestra-- I love the rescue patio set! I expect Green Man to join you for tea. :)
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    05-17-2019, 02:04 PM
    Yep. Slower cranking motor that raises the lid a bit more to reveal treasure inside. Position a skeleton behind the chest with his hands on the lid. so when the lid opens and closes the skelly will look like he is doing it. I envision a pirate skeleton who is trying to get the chest open to steal some booty!
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    05-16-2019, 06:29 PM
    I don't want anyone to think I'm nitpicking or anything. You make your props however you want them to look. I'm a bit of a weirdo who thinks way too much into things to the point that it get a bit ridiculous sometimes. Who really thinks "now if I were a skeleton stirring a cauldron, how would I move my head" besides me? The kids really don't care and won't notice how it moves, only that it does and that's what matters.
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    05-16-2019, 12:12 PM
    Yeah, the costume enhancement is tempting, but I'm afraid the dog might make off with it she could roll in it. (pew!) Love the garden helper, K.! Nice of you to re-home the wagon.
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    05-16-2019, 05:46 AM
    I have a question for you guys that use this type of head movement rig. Why are they almost always made so that the head turns when it goes down and straightens when it's up? If I were stirring a cauldron and leaned over to look into it I wouldn't turn my head away. Just seems to me (being picky) that the animation would look better reversed with the head looking down into the cauldron when it's down then turn to look at visitors when it's up. Just an observation and again, just me being picky...
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    05-16-2019, 05:24 AM
    I found a small crate at work and decided to take a whack at the classic Monster In A Box prop. My version is made to look like an old box that might have been around for many, many years. I used a green light instead of the traditional red just to be different. The monster is an old dollar store vampire mask I did a little reshaping and repainting to so that it looked a bit more creepy and a bit less human. I used a little Bluetooth speaker I also found for free to make an ambient soundtrack...
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    05-15-2019, 04:10 PM
    Cool! That arm animation could be used for a lot of things.
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    05-15-2019, 03:46 PM
    Here's the type of rhythm instrument, gourd and Job's tears shekere, that I hope to make sometime, though I'm not growing that shape of gourd, and I'll probably choose some more natural-looking cording. (haha-- like this, only not like this.) I have no idea about the supplier-- not recommending nor denigrating, just using their picture and giving them the credit for it. While I was looking for a decent shot, I stumbled across another...
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    05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
    Col- Yeah, yours is an entirely different routine for a different goal. There's no way on earth we observers could ever consider it lazy! I just try to do the best I can with the conditions I have. I know I'll never grow a respectable giant, but variety I can manage...generally. I'm not going to get cocky or anything! haha! I'm really hoping I can make a go of Wyatt's Wonder, even though I don't expect anything near what they give for possible maximum size. They say 110 to 120 days,...
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    05-13-2019, 12:56 PM
    Wow, Mayor-- 40 pumpkin plants! Holy cow! (I'm thinking I might find room for 15 or so!) I went ahead and put one single pumpkin seed-- a Wyatt's Wonder -- in the garden, covering it with a milk jug. If/when it comes up, I'll take the covering off pretty quickly so it firms up enough to face the wind and sun. If it doesn't germinate (the ground really hasn't warmed up yet. We've had lows in the mid to high 30s in the last few days.) that's no big deal. I'll try again in another week...
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    05-13-2019, 11:28 AM
    I'm unable to access my photos in my photo albums after they're uploaded. I've contacted the adminstrator several times and have recieved zero replies. Anyone got an idea what the problem is?
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    All of your stuff is magnificent! I always look forward to your newest creation. Hope that your Halloween was wonderful
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    No. YOU are! (An inspiration. That is.)
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    Fantastic!! Thank you for joining!
    I cannot wait to see your shrunken head!!
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    Here's another thread link with some good options for making your own finials.
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    Hello cftf! As for the finials, we were lucky enough to find real cast iron ones for a song at an antique shop going out of business. They were already rusty, so I went with matching the rest of the fence to the finials, instead of painting over the real rust.
    Here's a place that sells finials from Nightfisher's thread:
    I know there are a few more threads on here, and also check youtube, for where people purchased plastic finials (cheaper to ship to Belgium and you can always faux rust).
    Best of luck!
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    Hey, thanks for the kind pic comments!
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    Thank you very much for the nice photo comments!
    I really love the creepy thing you make! So it's an extra good compliment coming from you!
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    thanks for stopping by today and the nice comments on the pic's!
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    Thank you so much for the comments on my photos! I greatly appreciate same.
    I'm pretty new to making creepy items but having an absolute blast!
    I admire your creepy props immensely. Thank you again!
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    Thank you for the friend request~looking forward to seeing your alley completed!
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hello you al..i am a normal fellwfrom scotland living in flanders (belgium)since cn al find ou more if you want on my facebook william Nithsdale or my page the nithsdale tome on facebook ..please click like and share
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