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  1. MY life size music box dancers

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    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  2. Menacing Molly Gear Replacement

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    My Menacing Molly from Spirit Halloween needs a new 'neck' gear that swings her head forwards and back (before she leans backwards). I've tried to contact Spirit Halloween several times over the last few months but I never received a reply from their support. I don't want to replace the whole...
  3. Mechanical: Shiatsu Motor?

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    After nine seasons the motor on my shiatsu grabbing zombie finally died. Does anyone know where to source just the electric motor? The rotating shaft assembly is still perfectly fine. Thanks in advance!
  4. Static: Getting the shaft........Endless mine shaft

    Halloween Props
    I've ordered the signs & window tint and picked up the mirrors, glass and light housings. I should be cutting up boards and swearing like a seasoned Admiral by Saturday. I can't wait to build this one!
  5. Mechanical: motor shaft attaching

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    What is the best way to attach to a motor shaft? I was given a motor that has an awesome metal plate that uses a set screw to tightly attach to the shaft, but the best part is the the metal plate is perpendicular, as shown in this picture: It's the perfect mount to use for projects, but I've...
  6. Mechanical: New Build 2015

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    I am not going to say what it is just yet, see if you can guess :D Step 1 - Motor 12V DC geared motor, 10 rpm The mounting holes don't go through like I figured so mounting is going to be a little messy. I found an old and mangled drill bit extension shaft that I can attach, and perhaps epoxy...
  7. Mechanical: Seat Motor with square shaft? How to utilize in coffin?

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    I have a full size toe-pincher that uses a vent motor to open and close the lid. I've struggled with it for a few years because the vent motor barely has enough power to open and close it, and frequently the gears will pop. I know it is only a matter of time. So I realized I had the tracks to...
  8. Electronic/Software: bagpiping skeleton.. prototype.

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    hi, just thought I would share a work in progress. with the use of a 425 servo, and crank shaft I was able to come up with this guy for my cemetery. he will be dressed and pipes and mouth piece are still being worked on... I was thinking of adding a 3 axis skull and also make his foot...
  9. Epicyclic Stirring System for Cauldron Creeps/Witches

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    I built my first cauldron creep this year, and while I'm perfectly happy with the smooth circular motion of the stick in the cauldron, I wanted to try something a bit different. Thanks to Ptolemy and his successors and their use of epicycles to try to model the universe, I have created a...
  10. Electronic/Software: Motors Motors Motors ????

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    i have been given 8 of these Crouzet motors from my dad, the only problem is how do i mount something like a cam to the tiny motor shaft ???. The motors run of 12vdc and have a fair bit of torque. Thanks Phil :D
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