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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    Beaurtiful patio. There are bush varieties if you really want to try a pumpkin. Here's my Cheyenne Bush pumpkin grown in a container back in 2016.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Yes, you are in one of the few instances I actually advocate going to town with the pesticide. In fact...I'd heavily consider a good duster for your setup.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    My experience thus far (granted, non giants) is that you will still set pumpkins when the days go over 100. It's the early morning temps that seem critical.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 06:42 PM
    Thanks for all of the positive comments! I appreciate all of them. chubstuff - yes, you said a mouthful. Although I have come up with many original props over the years, most of the animated props I've built were originally conceived by another haunter. It wasn't until 2002 when I was first on the internet that I realized "Hey, I could actually build my own Halloween props". And if I built if myself, I know exactly how to repair it if it breaks. We all inspire each other and I've never...
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    05-24-2019, 05:09 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Pneumatic: how is this movement done? in Halloween Props
    Looks kind of like the swaying zombie prop mechanism. One of our own forum members, Diabolik, runs Spider Hill Props, and he sells a mechanism that might work for you. Or you can build your own. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Animated-Swaying-Zombie-Complete-Kit_p_24.html
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 05:04 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin in Halloween Props
    I haven't seen them in a while, but if you could attach a vibrating motor to the "pole" holding the bell, when triggered it would shake the bell violently enough to ring like crazy. That would also free you from having to use string. You can make your own vibrating motor by attaching a half circle of wood/metal to the shaft of a fast motor. Probably at least 50 to 60 RPM. Even this one might do:...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 04:55 PM
    Great looking prop! I need to totally re-do my cauldron creep. Looking at your video, I think you would get more arm movement/motion if your stirring stick was straight instead of being curved. But, maybe you designed it that way. As far as the spine, I wonder if you could make or extend the current spine, to the hip, with something flexible, like a piece of rubber or plastic of some sort. Then paint it to match the spine color. It would move with your motor and still give the illusion of a...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 04:37 PM
    Looking good! I had a good time making my cemetery columns. Good luck!
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 04:03 PM
    Tornado watches for us, again, along with more heavy rain, possible very high winds and hail. I'm soooo glad I have my veggie garden tucked in between my garage and the neighbors fence...it helps block the wind a tiny bit from those two directions, but if the wind comes from the others directions, there is less protection. The house blocks a little of one direction. Not much help for heavy drowning rain and hail, though...:( I am, also, sooo glad my summer seedlings are still in the...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 03:15 PM
    oooh. I'm in. I need to do some fun crafty stuff! Now to figure out WHAT I'm going to make with dragon eyes... hmmmm.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 03:13 PM
    I remember seeing this craft project a few years ago and thinking it was really cool looking. Yours turned out so lovely! I'd want to make several more so I could do a whole display of them on like a side table or something! https://flamingotoes.com/spooky-crystal-ball-halloween-candlesticks/ For anyone wanting the tutorial!
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    05-24-2019, 07:15 AM
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    05-23-2019, 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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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 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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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 04:50 PM
    Very true...it could definitely be worse.
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 12:18 PM
    Yeah, the near constant rain, high winds and storms is getting old, real fast. Illinois crops are soooo far behind, I think last I heard they should be at about 65% to 75% planted but were only at about 15% or so. The fields are nothing but mud and lakes. While we, finally, have some sun, today, the wind has been picking back up a little...though no where near as bad as it has been, thankfully, just rather breezy. It's a tease of a day, though, as we have soooo much more rain coming and bad...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 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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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 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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    05-23-2019, 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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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 09:15 AM
    Exactly. I always say I don't know how to "react" to some posts and comments, as I'd "smiley pumpkin" that I agree with you and I like safe planting, too...but I would "sad/angry" pumpkin that you had storm damage in your yard, too. Thankfully, last night's storm doesn't seem to have done any real damage like the previous night's did, but I am seeing we have more storms, yet, on their way. This is ridiculous. I got my germinated seeds all potted, this morning. They will stay cozy and safe...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    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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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 03:22 PM
    Correction: I now have 100% germination. :) It looks like I'll be putting all my little seeds into pots, tomorrow, then they will be safely planted in their homes in my veggie garden after all these storms are over...calling for more, tonight, with every kind of storm issue: wind, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes, lightning, ect...we already lost a huge tree limb from last night's storms...:(
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  • xPUMPKiNxKiNGx's Avatar
    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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  • RattandRoll's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 07:56 AM
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/233177930907 adding another Micheal Myers Bloody Edition mask and some horror shirts Bloody Edition Michael Myers Halloween 2018 Shape Mask Free Shipping on Hand Now Mens Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees Have A Killer Holiday Tee shirt Free Ship
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    05-22-2019, 07:33 AM
    https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/05/motley-crue-takes-lead-in-rock-halls-voice-your-choice-fan-vote.html CLEVELAND, Ohio – Since the start of the year, Blink-182 has led the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s in-museum “Voice Your Choice” fan vote. But a new contender has emerged. Motley Crue overtook first place in the kiosk-driven voting this weekend. The popular ‘80s metal band has been surging since the release of “The Dirt” on Netflix in March. Whether or not this is of great...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    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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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 05:55 AM
    chubstuff, that's so awesome, lol. Less than 2 days and I already have about 85/90% germination of all my mini October pumpkin, daisy gourd, zucchini and cucumber seeds in their baggies. My main hold outs seem to be my zucchini seeds. Only one has germinated, so far. I really only need two plants, so I hope, at least, one more sprouts. All of the cucumbers germinated, and I think I have one hold out of each the gourds and the pumpkins. We will give them more time, though, because it hasn't...
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    yeah, I'm well. lol. just broke. I haven't found a cure for that yet. work and more work gives no relief, just false hopes. well, will of course try again. so how you doing? getting ready for Halloween?
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    I love the quote in your signature. Jack Prelutsky is a great poet.
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    Got the E-mail. thanks a lot! I know how slow Paypal is, so no worries on my end. Glad you got the dog promptly.
    Looks like you sent $40? You didn't have to add extra, I'm happy to help out a fellow haunter.
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