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  1. Zombitronix PVC Frame Calculator

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    A few years ago I ran across the "Zombitronix PVC Frame Calculator" for making PVC frame props. I copied and saved the calculator for future reference. Now It appears that since then the website for Zombitronix has been taken down and this calculator is no longer available online...
  2. Other: Where to find replacement plastic gears?

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    Jottle, yeah my broken gear also had a square hole for the gear drive axle. I solved that problem by heating a nail the size of the axle drive shaft and putting it in the hole them remove the nail after it heated the plastic a little then I just pushed the new gear on the gear drive axle. The...
  3. Mechanical: Help: DIY Stew Brew Witch With Kid

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    You can buy a static witch that is pretty good looking fairly cheap almost anywhere or get one like I have purchased at HomeDepot that is anamatronic with a moving mouth. Just add a cauldron and a kid to the mix and oh...a little fog never hurts. Also, it may be necessary to add a little...
  4. Favorite Halloween projection effect

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    PumpkinsandSpiders...I"m definitely with you. Singing Pumpkins are by far my favorite video projections and I use several different video projection products throughout the haunted forest. Singingpumpking.com is the place to go for sure. I have purchased 5 different songs and put them...
  5. Other: Where to find replacement plastic gears?

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    I have recently purchased a bag of plastic gears from ebay. You can get them in all sizes and also they have bags of assorted gears. The only caveat is to be sure to ready the descriptions so you know you re getting the right size and number of gear teeth. I bought a bag of 100 same size...
  6. Static: In need of experienced advice on plastic skeletons and heat guns!

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    LOL--J-Man, I don't put the PVC in the skeleton hand palm until AFTER I heat the fingers and am ready to bend them. But you are right about a wooden dowell actually being a better choice in the long run. Also, I don't attempt to bend the fingers around the actual object I want the hand to...
  7. Static: In need of experienced advice on plastic skeletons and heat guns!

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    I have done this many, many times. I always reconfigure my skeleton hands to work for whatever I need them to hold or do. However, I am not patient enough to just do one finger at a time. I remove the hand from the skeleton. I put on a pair of canvas work gloves or firefighter gloves then I...
  8. Mausoleums On a Tight Budget

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    What a great idea. I always like cheap.
  9. Electronic/Software: Need an inexpensive video player for a computer monitor

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    sheepdiver, I agree completely with David_AVD. I have be doing video projections for awhile now and have about 6 projectors that I use with either DVD players or built-in USB for the video input. However, this year I purchased 3 of the MINI Multimedia Video Players from Ebay for $28.00 each...
  10. Cheap and Easy Tombstone Projector Disquise

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    It seems that Halloween haunt video projections are everywhere now. What was just a few years ago only seen in high end commercial haunts or Disney and similar attractions are now available to the average home haunter like me. From fun and entertaining singing pumpkins (my personal favorite) to...
  11. Tags Field Bug

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    Ok, I discovered a fix for this. When you post your thread if you get the message too many tags go to the "Go Advanced" field. Scroll down until you see the "Tags" field. There will probably be several words there separated by commas. Just click in this field and backspace until you have...
  12. Helm for my Pirate Ship

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    Helm For My Pirate Ship I wile ago I was needing to build a helm for my pirate ship. Creepy Creatioins has a great tutorial on how to build this prop and I normally look to him for all things piratey. However, I was looking to find something that was a little larger, I could animated, and...
  13. Prop Showcase: My interactive cauldron

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    This is so cool.
  14. Mechanical: Looking For Help With Hat Box Ghost

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    Weeping Angel, thank you. That is exactly what I am looking for. I have already ordered the timer delay that J-Man told me about. I do buy some stuff from Spider Hill and I already an pretty good at making a moving prop like what they offer but I think I will just make it a static prop with...
  15. Need a Big Padlock?

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    Last year I found that I needed a large padlock for the gates to our haunted forest. After searching the internet for a suitable lock I found that large prop locks are pretty expensive so I decided I would just make one myself. I will be the first to admit that this is not one of the great...
  16. Setting Ourselves Up for Success (Pretty Checklists included)

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    Darkcarver, check lists are a great idea. I always have to make one to be sure I have not forgotten everything and I still an putting on finishing touches as the first Halloween guests are arriving.,:o
  17. Fog: Cauldron fogger - my first one

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    very cool cauldron and fogger
  18. Projector Newbie

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    Skipswift, I bought a shower curtain liner from walmart and a windeo curtain sheer from walmart. I liked the window curtain sheer better. Both were around $5. AtmosFX has some videos on Youtube with suggestions on what to use for different projections. Good luck with your project.
  19. Static: My bottomless pit prop works!!!!

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    Crap, Ok now I have to make one. Will it ever end??? :D
  20. Mechanical: Looking For Help With Hat Box Ghost

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    harboe69, thanks for the suggestion. I have seen a couple of tutorials on how to make skulls from milk jugs so that might be a good option.
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