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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Pneumatic: how is this movement done? in Halloween Props
    I a sooooo not an expert, but it might be a standard wiper motor attached to a more bendy wire/arm to the upper body on a long throw, set to a faster rpm. I've done a rocking chair using a wiper motor and attaching it with a wire coathanger wire (cut it and then wrapped it around a screw) and I could see some "bounce" in the movement from the wire being more flexible, and could definitely see a faster RPM causing it to flail a bit more... At least this may serve as a bump to get the...
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    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    They're saying that windstorm was 65 MPH winds. And we've already had 3" more water than a normal water year. The water year is measured through SEPTEMBER.
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Some of my neighbors: These guys were just starting out, but they moved away. HOA go to hell with your no halloween clause.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    I think any of the Gemmy projector lights could do a decent job of it, really, depending on what you're going for, how far from the window the tree is, whether the tree normally drops it's leaves prior to halloween or not, etc. Depending on your definition of budget, maybe the Chauvet mini laser?
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I don't know how you people deal with tornadoes. We have one maybe every decade or three in the whole state. And while I was driving when the last one hit, right where it hit, and it was only a little F1, it did some fairly impressive damage. Stay safe. We had a freak windstorm this morning, tore a tree down in my neighbor's yard, but my place was still fine when I left for work.
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    Yesterday, 05:26 AM
    welcome aboard bill! :)
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    05-22-2019, 09:27 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin in Halloween Props
    I have zero mechanical ability, but I LOVE the idea. I think any subtle/creatively creepy and historical props are just fabulous! I do think I've seen someone here make one of these before and it was really nifty... https://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/116608-where-term-saved-bell-really-comes.html Found the reference! Mr. Grimsley started a thread on it back in 2008-09! https://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/72377-new-prop-effect-idea-dead-ringer.html The tech...
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    05-22-2019, 03:18 PM
    Let us know what you are trying to replace. I have duplicates of a few things ;)
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    05-22-2019, 03:14 PM
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    05-22-2019, 03:09 PM
    Not necessarily as big as my yard display, but I've noticed that over 15 years I've inspired neighbors to decorate. (which is wonderful) The more the better in my opinion.
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    05-22-2019, 07:22 AM
    Being far from the east coast, I've never seen similar, but can narrow down the possibilities significantly. It's clearly Hemiptera order, so related to stink bugs and the like. How certain are you it was eating on the sunflowers? Given the rather significant camo on this guy, I'd almost suggest a species of ambush bug. Potentially feeding on aphids or something similar. Do you have oak trees near by any chance?
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    05-22-2019, 05:22 AM
    How are you resisting carving that beauty!?
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    05-21-2019, 11:42 AM
    Wanna trade for lows in the low 40s and thunder/hailstorms all week?
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    05-20-2019, 07:20 AM
    I swear my neighbors would turn me in to the DEA if they saw that on my property!
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    05-20-2019, 05:20 AM
    welcome aboard! :)
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    05-20-2019, 05:19 AM
    dane82 replied to a thread Hi Everyone in Member Introduction
    welcome aboard! :)
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    05-20-2019, 05:18 AM
    dane82 replied to a thread Hi in Member Introduction
    welcome aboard! :)
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    05-20-2019, 05:18 AM
    dane82 replied to a thread Introduction in Member Introduction
    welcome aboard! :)
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    05-20-2019, 05:09 AM
    Or DIY with a flicker circuit: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Blinking-Light-Bulbs-with-Lamp-Starter/
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    05-20-2019, 05:06 AM
    And you can go higher tech with the Hue lights.
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    05-20-2019, 04:56 AM
    I've been through a hell house with one of those in the abortion room... DO NOT RECOMMEND. I do like the dentist idea.
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    05-19-2019, 07:48 PM
    *glances around* So, um, I'm just going to say it... I normally park on the street. Am I unintentionally being an *******? I mean, I understand the being upset with clutter, blocking the walkway, and people parking in front of YOUR place. But the house across the road parking on their side of the street? I don't see how that would be any business of mine. We've got 4 cars on 4 very different schedules. While we can all fit in the drive, it's a lot easier if I park on the...
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    05-19-2019, 06:23 AM
    Well the Big Moose were aggressively bursting from the pots to where I risked damaging the roots if I didn't get them in, so they're out. It's not a hoop house, but it'll have to do. The third row was inside some corn (in case these need shade), so I couldn't row cover it, just hoping this week of wet doesn't bring more hail.
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    05-18-2019, 10:44 AM
    That is one hell of a production. I'll try to get more pics of mine this weekend. Was going to be moving them outside, but weather...
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    05-18-2019, 09:52 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Hi in Member Introduction
    Welcome! :)
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    05-18-2019, 02:08 AM
    Love it!!!! Cant wait to see more :)
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    05-17-2019, 07:06 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: What is one to do with this? in Halloween Props
    Grunge it up first. Paint it gun metal gray or a like color. Cover the padded parts with dirty sheets. Agree that a mannequin of sorts would look cool. I'd have the thing in full recline position and a mad scientist actor next to it. Hell, use a live actor in place of the mannequin and let him and the doctor play off the crowd with some dialogue, etc...
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    05-17-2019, 09:38 AM
    Kristi V added 1 photo(s) to album New Surreal Pumpkin Series
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    Thanks so much! I hope you're having a good summer We're still trying to sort all the stuff the girls brought back from school lol and figure out between their on-line classes and work if/when we can fit in a summer vacation.
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