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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Thumbs up. third year mine was up, and still get great reactions.you'll be able to use this for years.

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  • mcorbin commented on cpacker1's instructable Bowl of Worms Anyone?1 month ago
    Bowl of Worms Anyone?

    I tried it, and didn't get it to work at all. I had the straws in a nice tight can, and I put some shortening in the bottom to try to plug the ends, because I couldn't see how the jello would stay in the vertical straws. I would watch a straw fill to the top as I poured it in, then watch it drain right out the bottom. How do you get them to stay filled?Luckily my brain mold was nearby, so it wasn't a total waste.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    You made it work!

    Happy Halloween to you! Do people celebrate this holiday in Switzerland?Wow, now I've gone international. Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Thanks~ look through the comments; people have done some clever adaptations. There's a good one someone made for a large front window. And, yes, someone did put theirs against a fence. Perfect backdrop, but you'd have to think about height and how that would look. Did you see the giant skull and hands someone made that looks like it's climbing over a fence -- really nicely done -- and easier to cut since the design relies more on paint.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Very clever! How do you get in and out of the car?

    somewhere down in the comments I posted a photo of my Christmas piece. It is sort of a Bethlehem silhouette, but of course the possibilities are endless! It is what made sense to me as a silhouette. A nativity would be lovely too.

    Your trees are great. Wonderful detail. I did the witches in 2 pieces just to make it easier to handle and store.

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  • mcorbin commented on DonM51's instructable Skeleton Horse Halloween Display1 month ago
    Skeleton Horse Halloween Display

    Wow! Really creative use of materials. Looks great.

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  • Giant 6 foot Skull and Skeleton Hands

    Great project! I love a big attention-getting display for halloween. And your final paint job on the skull is terrific. I am the same - not very good at drawing, but if I have an idea of something I want to do I find a way. Have you thought about a red bulb in your floodlight? Might be interesting.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Wow, that's next level! But my favorite part is the spider web. I might have to steal that idea!Thank you for posting

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    That's awesome! You're better with a jigsaw than I am. Maybe I should try it. The dremel tool has its ups and downs. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's a fight!

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  • mcorbin commented on Luca Gerda's instructable Eerie glowing jars!1 month ago
    Eerie glowing jars!

    I got the paint and tried it on a clear plastic cup. I got 5 colors that all look translucent white when dry. The first night I got a decent glow from the green, and faint glows from the blue and purple. Subsequent nights, zero glow from any of it. Very disappointing. What happened? I did shake them, but maybe need to stir them better????

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Very detailed. Nice.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    when you have a small drawing, making a grid of lines over it will help you transfer or enlarge the drawing.Make sure to choose a grid that is going to make sense on the large piece. For example, if you have a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of plywood, you might want grids that are one square foot each. So you will have 4 squares by 8 squares to cover the whole sheet. Then make sure the grids on the small drawing are the same, 4 squares by 8 squares. This is easiest if the original drawing has the same ratio of length to width as the plywood. Now you draw it on square by square. If a line crosses the grid a third of the way up one of the small squares on the original drawing, make it cross the grid line a third of the way up on the corresponding square of the large grid.I googled it and found ...see more »when you have a small drawing, making a grid of lines over it will help you transfer or enlarge the drawing.Make sure to choose a grid that is going to make sense on the large piece. For example, if you have a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of plywood, you might want grids that are one square foot each. So you will have 4 squares by 8 squares to cover the whole sheet. Then make sure the grids on the small drawing are the same, 4 squares by 8 squares. This is easiest if the original drawing has the same ratio of length to width as the plywood. Now you draw it on square by square. If a line crosses the grid a third of the way up one of the small squares on the original drawing, make it cross the grid line a third of the way up on the corresponding square of the large grid.I googled it and found this:http://www.wikihow.com/Scale-Drawings-Using-the-Gr...There are tutorials on youtube, too.

    That will be interesting. Let us see some pics if you do it.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    They look like they're up to no good!

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Looks great. Thanks for the picture.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    Well, nothing jumps out at me. The owl, maybe. In the shot where your son is painting, looks like it's not sitting on the branch.?????????????

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  • Kraken Tentacles and a Ship for Them to Destroy!!!

    Wow! You put a lot into this. I love your creativity in sourcing materials.Fantastic. I want to come to your neighborhood.....but I'm in southern California.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    I saw your monsters on Pinterest. That's fun, isn't it?

    Well done. Thank you for posting your pictures. Looks like everyone helped with the project. I love the eyes in the trees.I would suggest covering the inside of the garage door windows with white paper, so that they don't distract from the scene.

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette2 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    If you will look through the comments, toward the bottom, I attached a sketch that I used. It's not quite the finished product, but next to it is a good high contrast photo of the finished design. I no longer have a pattern to email you, so my best suggestion is to print that out, and use the grid method to enlarge it. Good luck!I'm not much at drawing on my own, and I found some good stuff when I searched google images for 'halloween silhouettes'

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  • mcorbin commented on Luca Gerda's instructable Eerie glowing jars!2 months ago
    Eerie glowing jars!

    I just ordered some glow in the dark paint here: https://www.glonation.com/Can't wait to try it!

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  • mcorbin commented on Luca Gerda's instructable Eerie glowing jars!2 months ago
    Eerie glowing jars!

    Is there a reason you just do small dots? Could you do larger areas of the paint? Stripes? Spirals?

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  • mcorbin commented on dswaim's instructable GeoShift Transforming Chair2 months ago
    GeoShift Transforming Chair

    Really impressive. You have massive creativity and patience - a great combination!

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  • mcorbin commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette3 months ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    This one has a lot of wood cut away, so it's not too heavy and my door will go up and down. The Bethlehem scene I did for Christmas is much more solid, and therefore heavier. The door stays down for the 10 to 14 days that it is up. "Double digits."

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  • How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Life

    A comment on the blended food point ~ when I was counting 'points' in Weight Watchers, most fruits and vegetables had a zero point value. So you always had something to eat, even if you'd used all your points for the day. But as soon as you threw those fruits and vegetables in a blender, they had points. I guess for the same reason you've mentioned - you've done the bodies' job of breaking down and processing that food with a machine. Better to eat it whole and let your body do all the work of digestion.Apples were the exception. Unsweetened applesauce was given a zero point value. I don't know why that was, but unsweetened applesauce is still one of my go-to foods when I want something sweet and I'm trying to be good.

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  • mcorbin commented on JosephR25's instructable Homemade Before-You-Go Toilet Spray7 months ago