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  1. Lighting: Pirate theme.... 3w blue LED wave light, anyone used one?

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    Just got my 3W Blue LED Protable Moving Waves. It is impressive. it falls between but brighter than the Aurora Master and the Chauvet Abyss which is very bright but large. After owning all three if I did not need a large area of coverage I would get the 3W Blue LED Protable Moving Waves. Now I...
  2. What did you find/buy today?

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    Haunted Nana Where did you get him? I have the Dog picked him up yesterday but can't find the cat. I need one to taunt my two rats (Death and Disease) in a cage. By the way the rats need better names. Something pirate like but not too cliche. Maybe the grandkids have it. Thinkin the dog will be...
  3. What did you find/buy today?

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    Had to have him. The crew has been beggin for a pet for the last couple a halloweens.
  4. Pirate Tavern Sign

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    So jealous, I have always wanted a Cricut but for how much I actually neeeed it I could not justify the price. Your sign turned out awesome as well.
  5. Pirate Tavern Sign

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    Awesome sign. The raised letters are a nice touch adding to the dimension. I take the lazy approach by cutting out a paper stencil also using the Pieces of Eight font and then airbrushing with acrylic paint. Many signs of that era were simply painted. But I may have to raise my bar and try...
  6. Small faux wood barrel

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    Your welcome Pumpkin I would like to see if anyone has made one for themselves and would post a pic. They would probably look out better than mine. So if you any of you have lets see them. Its only a two evening project once you empty the keg.
  7. Electronic/Software: PWM of LED's

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    LED stuff has become so cheap I don't bother with too many DIY circuit builds anymore. Amazon has this RF dimmer for $6 shipped free rated at 2x the amps and it allows you to get near the lights to see the effect while you make the adjustments with the dimmer module mounted in a safe dry...
  8. What did you find/buy today?

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    At the price of fuel these days I think you could go to a fence fabricator and have them weld up a cage cheaper than a road trip would cost you.
  9. What did you find/buy today?

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    Thanks I wish I could ship them for to free who ever wanted one because the rest will end up in the recycle. But it would be $$$ because of the weight.
  10. What did you find/buy today?

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    Thanks Bethany they contained heavy parts for a solar field tracking system. I'm still talking my self into taking one home.
  11. What did you find/buy today?

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    Large metal cage I have several of these available to me but I think they are just to big and heavy to take home and store. But they would make great props. I'm thinking jail for my pirate scene.
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  13. Static: My garage sale find!

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    Great find. I am always looking for out these. I have a couple of these that I use in my Halloween pirate display. I have them kept for over 30 years from when I worked at a local family owned fastener distributor that is still in business. They were shipped Nuts,Bolts and other hardware in...
  14. Electronic/Software: 3 axis skull servo power help.

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    I am using VSA. Nothing in the VSA settings has been changed. When I hook the servos back up to the original power supply in the PC they perform perfectly. then if I hook them up to the new PC power supply that I mounted in the new control box with the SSC32 and relay board they act up. Nothing...
  15. Electronic/Software: 3 axis skull servo power help.

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    OK I don't usually ask for help but my servo savvy is not so great when it comes to trouble. I have had my skulls servo motors powered by a tap into the 5 volt line of the PC's power supply that is dedicated to running the routines. I decided to build a dedicated PC power supply in a control...
  16. Static: Bronze Chandelier @ LOWES

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    That is a great idea! then you can hang it any where with out regard to needing a 120 volt power source. the remote control is a plus.
  17. Static: Bronze Chandelier @ LOWES

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    Great glad you could find something.
  18. Static: Bronze Chandelier @ LOWES

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    This is not available for shipping but was available at my local Lowe's for pickup. You couldn't make a prop as nice as this for the $$ allen + roth 4-Light Oil-Rubbed Bronze Chandelier $37.25 Was: $149.00 Save 75% thru 10/31/2013
  19. Pirate Ship's Wheel Tutorial

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    Yes, a heat gun will work but be careful to bring the the temp up slow enough as to not burn the material. As for staying on the wheel, probably not if the wheel is moving. I found that a black wire tie (like the ones that come around the cords on power packs) tied around the wheel at a knuckle...
  20. costco barrels

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    It could work as a crows nest for a small skeleton I have. If I placed it high enough or on the roof to give the illusion of being further away the scale may work out for me. I'll have to put him in the 22.5" Costco barrel I have to see if a little smaller barrel would work better.
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