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lenning

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About lenning

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  • Birthday 01/26/1964

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  • Location Claremont, California, USA
  • Biography Love decorating. Want to work on animating this year
  • Interests getting ready for christmas
  • Occupation City Worker
  • About my display have tv playing Its A Wonderful Life
  1. I had a big snow globe a few years ago and of course some kids vandalized it by slashing the globe part right in the middle of the globe. I got a large needle and 50lb test fishing line and stitched it. It held the air and the cut was visible but barely
  2. I love it! Thanks everyone
  3. Hi everyone, Just curious if anyone has motorized the arm on this cutout from The Winfield Collection. I just received the pattern and plan on making the arm go up and down. It doesn't look too difficult, but if someone else has and can explain how they did it, it would save me the usual 10 trips to the hardware store, a few swear words and a bunch of "I told you to ask for advice" from the wife! Much thanks and hope everyone is doing great! I
  4. I had the big snow globe and it ripped in the front. I used a needle and fishing line to stitch it together. Held up well with very minor air leak that didn't affect it at all.
  5. I bought the Disney countdown clock and it was great. Held up well and was plenty bright. However when I bought it back in November, I had to return it twice due to it not being able to focus.
  6. I bought the Disney countdown at Lowes back in November.  Worked great and is well built.  However, I had to return it twice and exchange it for one that worked.  Out of the box it was a blur and could not be focused no matter what.  But when I got one that worked, it worked great with no issues!

  7. That is so AWSOME qberg! Very well done. I know have my goal for next year!! Great details on how you did it! Quick question. Which version of PowerDirector did you use? (just want to make sure I get the right mask). Hopfully you can post your video. Again very well done!!
  8. Anyone know how many lums it projects? Thanks!
  9. I've used the LED Keeper tool. It actually worked for me (unlike the non led one). It helps pinpoint the problem spot that either is the bulb or a loose wire at a socket. Here is a link to it on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/LED-Keeper-Light-Repair-Tool/dp/B007H4I8HY. Hope this helps!
  10. Here is a link that I used to make it. On the back side you just mount the motor as usual. I used a 1/4 piece of wood cut in a circle, then drilled four holes in the edge to mount the 4 pieces of wire that I painted black. I had to counter sink it so I could get the wood to stay tight on the motor. Then used 4 styrofoam balls. Turned out great. I believe it was Dano who came up with the design.
  11. Lol! Qberg, we think alike. I found runway landing lights about 8 years ago and have them up on my garage roof with a santa in a airplane inflatable at the end on the roof line. I also built the juggeling santa with the snow balls too! I love the presents on the tree stand. Going to have to look into that one. I have always followed your projects too scott. I don't think I can do the animatronics like you have. I'm lucky if I can plug the wiper moter in! Thanks again everyone! I love the ideas!!
  12. Thanks everyone for the great ideas. And qberg, that santa looks like it should be a Winfield Collection pattern! That is awsome!!
  13. Hi everyone, First I would like to thank Dano, Wild and everyone else for their great ideas for my props. Because of them, I built the Toy Shop Conveyor, Ferris Wheel, Pop out of the box gift and others. All of these have been great hits with the kids in the neighborhood. This is my first April in years that I haven't been working on some type of Christmas animated prop. I have been racking my brain but can't come up with anything. Anyone have any ideas? I keep my props simple without a degree in engineering or electronics. Just trying to build things that move and keep the community happy. Much thanks! Lenny
  14. I've done the same thing on my garage door. I use the big Command hooks that stick to walls. They make a outside version that I found to hold up really well, even in the rain and cold. They come off clean if you follow the directions (took me a little bit to figure that one out)! Be sure to leave enough slack on the strings between the panels when they roll up!
  15. Hi Scott! Great job on the Elf. I am always amazed at how creative you get with the motors. By any chance can you show how the linkage works with the Elf? I have a basic idea from the pic but a little more detail would be great if you don't mind!