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  1. Press break, anyone?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm in need of two pieces of aluminum, 18" x 4". Each needs two bends near one of its long dimension, at 7/16" and 13/16". So, basically a "J". The pieces will be used to rebuild the failing, wooden sides of a silverware drawer in the kitchen whose wood has been whittled away over the years...
  2. Static: Climbing Skeletons

    Halloween Props
    I want to add some climbing skeletons to my house this year. I've seen tutorials on how to hang them on aluminum siding with Christmas light clips. I have cement board siding on my house which is not as forgiving as aluminum. I could probably find a plastic clip that I could slide underneath the...
  3. Aluminum soldering flux. No US vendors?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm soldering longer leads to a gum stick, 40mm x 12mm x 4mm, lithium polymer, 3.7v battery, and I recently discovered that the leads coming out of the battery are aluminum, so in order to solder them, I need to be using a flux designed for aluminum. Okay, no problem so far. Online, I'm...
  4. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  5. Spider hat costume help needed

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  6. Help needed - DIY aluminum foil Spider

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  7. GEP 20' Vortex Tunnel For Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Save BIG BEFORE TransWorld! Haunt Closing Liquidation GEP STANDARD VORTEX TUNNEL WITH UPGRADES The Standard Vortex Tunnel is constructed of 5 high grade aluminum rings that are 9 feet in diameter. For safety, the aluminum rings are lined with a flame-retardant fabric. The overall length of...
  8. Pneumatic: Building my next pneumatic prop.

    Halloween Props
    I build my first pneumatic prop! A simple 2 bar lift following Dead with Dave's plans. I build it out of aluminum and bolted it all together. I used aluminum because because it was way easier to cut and drill. It works rather well! I'll post some videos soon. Moving on to my next prop I have a...
  9. Mechanical: The Hands on the Flying Trapeze!

    Halloween Props
    Slapped together a mock up of a trapeze animated prop today. Seems to work okay as I will make some adjustments and pretty it up. A wiper motor moves the twin trapeze back and forth using linkage made of up-cycled aluminum crutches and old door hinges. The trapeze bars are also made of the...
  10. Other Question for my metalworkers...bending aluminum...

    Halloween Crafts
    Hey team! Last yet at Home Goods I managed to score half a set of skeleton arm serving utensils for $5 and want to repurpose it into a punch bowl ladle using a pewter cup I picked up off Ebay. Question is, I want to curve the fingers of the hand around the cup. They don't have to be super...
  11. Pneumatic: Scissor mech out of aluminum?

    Halloween Props
    As I got bit by the bug this year I have been really wanting to make some good props with good mechs in them. After seeing that screaming witch jump out of that chair like 5 feet, that is sort of where I am going, at least with the mech part, my idea will be different. My question is that all...
  12. Other: Startle Props ideas?

    Halloween Props
    What are some of your favorite DIY Startle props? We use chainsaws and a sawzall w/o blades when scaring guests leaving our HH. We also heard of a palm sander in an aluminum garbage can does wonders. Electronic fireworks works well. Whats yours...
  13. Doctor Octopus Dock Ock Costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Always wanted to make this super villain. Had to get very creative as the long arms pose a lot of challenges for wearing, storing, and weight etc. Initially I was going to use aluminum heating ducts which are bigger and look good but they are harder to store and fragile to bend and dent up fast...
  14. Picked these up at an estate sale. Has anyone seen them before?

    General Halloween
    They're aluminum....