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    05-11-2019, 11:52 AM
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fTJSfBQC-WI This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way and with a different motor. I figured that since the arms of the skeleton are already attached to the handle of the shovel, why not figure out some way to actually make the arms move the shovel back...
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    05-11-2019, 11:07 AM
    If you are wanting to float the candelabra like an FCG, it will work, just I would recommend using a very slow motor (3 or 4 RPM) for a subtle floating movement. And the crank for your motor will be very short, since the candelabra is not that wide. I would just experiment by mounting your motor and pulleys on the bottom of a flat board. Then try a short crank length and use that as a reference to judge what changes you need from there. In my mind, your idea would look pretty cool. Kind of...
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    04-26-2019, 05:04 PM
    I've built many versions of an Animated Ouija board over the last ten years or so and they are not really that hard to build. Here's a link to a tutorial I made many years ago on how to build one. https://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-and-step-by-step/107554-animated-ouija-board-vent-motor-part-1-a.html I used to sell these boards on E-bay, so I'm guessing between all those I sold and the ones I made for friends I have probably built 50 to 60 of them. Still have a few...
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    04-26-2019, 04:41 PM
    He's talking about these: https://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G21146 I used one for a prop once, but I manually triggered it off and on with a remote control. Not the easiest way to do it, I'm sure.
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    04-20-2019, 03:58 PM
    I've been to the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC a few times. A lot of fun, but I've been out of town the last couple of times it came. I saw the advertisement for this years, and it looked like they've REALLY cut down on the number of celebrities attending. Kind of a shame. But, have a good time if you go!
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    04-20-2019, 03:48 PM
    The video looks terrific! You're right, the random movement is a lot creepier than a constant motion would be. I like it !
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    04-20-2019, 03:43 PM
    Wow, that's some project! I've never seen a two level train before. Nice work!
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    04-19-2019, 12:38 PM
    Great ideas, Spookie! It all sounds good on paper. I hope it all comes together the way you want it to. Just wondered----why does it need to be transportable?
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    04-19-2019, 12:33 PM
    Looks fantastic so far, J-Man! Your artistic ability seems wonderfully apparent, to me. And good luck with the mechanism. You know I love animated props !
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    Johnny thanks for the kind comments you left about this years haunt pics. I appreciate it.
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    Happy Birthday! Just wanted to say "thanks" for all you do here and on the "other forum!" So much inspiring stuff!

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