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About JeffCarter

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  • My favorite Christmas story Rudolph
  • Location Atlanta, GA
  • Biography I've been lighting up for Christmas since I was 4. I started a YouTube Channel with DIY videos for Outdoor Christmas Decorations. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwTziyLSWWiCFTCIb-acUQ
  • Interests Vintage GE Christmas Lighting and Christmas Lighting History.
  • Occupation Broadcast Engineer
  • About my display I create lighted displays for my home, my office and for the homes of friends and family.

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  1. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=44&acctid=9249
  2. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1014&acctid=2931
  3. If you can't find a projector, you can lay out a grid on a pattern and a matching one on a board and transfer it. Either way, here's some patterns: http://www.christmascraftsman.com/vintage-popular-mechanics-christmas-ideas.html
  4. If you need a replacement socket cover/candle for the red one, here's a source: https://www.grandbrass.com/category/candle_socket_covers-plastic_candle_covers-edisun/candle_socket_covers-plastic_candle_covers/
  5. You can do the same with a heavy gauge wire as well...
  6. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=811&acctid=865
  7. Didn't know they still made these... http://www.escosigns.com/christmas-decorations/builder-supplies-decorating-accessories/building-supplies/replacement-faces.html
  8. There's 9 available now! https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=9&acctid=8539
  9. I got them out of an old catalog. The links are attached.... Leonard-Brynolf-Johnson-Catalog-1962.pdf Leonard-Brynolf-Johnson-Catalog-1956.pdf
  10. I like #2 but they all are good. I especially like the original one. One question though, what the viewing distance for this sign? It will determine how large you need to make you numbers/letters. Here's a guide:
  11. This year's Christmas Expo is in Nashville and there will be a lot of people there who could help you with this. http://www.christmasexpo.com/
  12. This is from the February issue of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past magazine. They did a feature on Aluminum Christmas trees. It appears your tree is a "Sparkler" by Star Brand.
  13. Here's the old school way of doing it. (Scroll down to December 1965) http://www.christmascraftsman.com/vintage-popular-mechanics-christmas-ideas.html
  14. http://m.startribune.com/macy-s-downtown-empties-its-attic-elf-harry-potter-holiday-animatronics-now-for-sale/414492413/#7
  15. Since you live in Asheville and like Christmas, consider attending this year's Convention of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. It's in Asheville this year. https://goldenglow.org/christmas-convention/