bearded dragon won't eat

I just got a bearded dragon and i had him in a 10 gallon tank. i realized it would be much too small for him eventually so i moved him into a 60 gallon tank. its about a constant 85-90 degrees and his basking area is about 100. humidity is at about 40%. i am aware all of the controversey of using crushed walnut, but its a pretty fine grain and not sharp at all, i will replace this if i must. my dragon today isn't eating very well, he is healthy and moving around alot but he won't eat like he used to. just curious if any one has suggestions. i know about the problems with crushed walnut but i dont think that would have much to do with his appetite and i also cant seem to get him to eat any thing but crickets, i have tried alot of different veggies and what not but its all he will touch.... any help would be much appreciated thanks

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Bearded Dragon Pellets

Questions: - Is there a place that sells White bearded dragon food pellets? - Is there a way to Safely Whiten or bleach bearded dragon food pellets - Why does my beardie love the color white and hate the color red? (please note: it may take a while for me to respond to any posts made to this question, so please be patient)

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December beard-off!

January 2012   Sculpted! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and shared their real and faux beards in the comments below! It was fun to see all the different variations and everyone who posted will be sent out a pack of Sugru! Here's the results of our in-house beard-off: frenzy went for the Deron Williams fade kazmataz had the classic milk-moustache  mikeasaurus and StumpChunkman did mirrored MonkeyTail's  lamedust went all out with the technicolour rainbow Way to go everyone! December, 2011 November saw many men grow moustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness. For December a few of us at the lab are going to keep the facial fur tradition alive and attempt a beard-off! For the next few weeks we're tossing out the razors and documenting the madness! After, we'll sculpt them into weird designs and then post the results and let you decide who you think has the best/worst beard. This beard-off isn't just for the gentlemen either, the ladies of Instructables have also volunteered to participate with faux beards, knitted beards, or anything else! We're starting with how we look now, then updating later in the month with how our beards are progressing, then how they look sculpted in a ridiculous way. Here are the Instructables staff participating: Participant  | Start (December-Beginning) |   Beardy  (December-End)   |    Sculpted (January 2012)     frenzy kazmataz N/A mikeasaurus StumpChunkman lamedust X Members can join in the fun by posting pictures of their crazy beards in the comments below. Every member who posts a picture of their beard (real or fake) will be sent out a single Sugru pack and an Instructables sticker! Hurry, these things are itchy and are going to be shaved by January 2012!

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do girls hate beards?

Do girls like beards and I need to now so I can shave it off or not.

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Knitted pattern for beard hat/mask.

I love the crocheted beard hat/mask. Anyone have a knitted pattern for it?

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how to taxidermy a reptile? (bearded dragon)?

I have a frozen bearded dragon that I would like to take a try at mounting/stuffing/taxidermying/drying. It has been in the freezer for almost a year.

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Can a Bearded Dragon eat this insect? Answered

I'm not sure what the name of this insect is, but in Houston, Tx we have a lot of them. I want to know if it is healthy for a Bearded Dragon to eat this insect, and if so how often? I don't own a BD yet but I plan on buying one. If anybody has any suggestions on some materials that I can read to prepare me for it, I would appreciate it a bunch. 

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The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin

The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin Independent designer, craft & fine art showcaseDate: Saturday April 18, 2009Time: 11:00am to 5:00pmLocation: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Tickets: in advance $8, at the door $10.Website: www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.comEvent Info:The Bearded Ladies Production Co. is set to produce its first show in Austin, Texas. The 2009 event will be a craft fair, fine arts festival, and independent designer showcase all wrapped up into one. By featuring the best vendors in Austin, The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin will provide shoppers an opportunity to find one of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home decor and more. Shoppers can browse the work of talented artisans who buck the trend of mass-production by offering handcrafted goods that are finely constructed and very unique. These independent entrepreneurs are locally based, but also come from surrounding areas to participate in what is sure to be a fun family event filled with items you can't find anywhere else. The first thirty shoppers to arrive at the event will receive a goodie bag stuffed with great giveaway items from vendors and local businesses. Shopping begins at 11:00 a.m., and admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; parking is available near Saengerrunde Hall. The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin is currently accepting applications for vendors. All local crafters, independent designers, and fine artists that want to broaden their customer base are invited to apply. Let all of Austin know what you have to offer and join The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin! Vendors to apply go to: http://www.TheBeardedLadiesPresent.com/apply_here.html

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Where are the rest of the instructions for the crocheted beard hat?

 For instance, Rnd 4 doesn't give all of the details. What happened to Rnds 5-10? The beard and mustache rounds aren't complete. Do I have to buy the complete pattern?

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does anyone here own/breed Bearded Dragons (help needed)?

Hello! lately i have been looking into buying a bearded dragon, preferably a central one. the sites i've looked at often seem to contradict each other and i would like to ask someone a few questions regarding these lizards so if you own/breed bearded dragons could you please PM me or just write an answer below telling me that you do? thanks AAG

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Do we have an instructable specifically on trimming and keeping a beard nice looking ?

I am looking for advice on keeping my beard, which is becoming unruly already, trimmed and groomed. I mean, I did a search and didn't find anything really useful. In the spirit of Ogden Nash, I bring you an Edward Lear limerick: There was an old man with a beard,Who said: "It is just as I feared!Two owls and a hen, Four larks and a wrenHave all built their nests in my beard". Before and after pictures (in reverse order)...

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Growing Facial Hair

growing facial hair has concerned me, i want it faster. i have decided to grow a goatee, and it isn't coming along so far. If anyone is going to help me they are going to need some facts about my hairy abilities so here they are. 1 I have never shaved, but i have enough facial hair to do so 2 im Sicilian,(italy jackass) 3 im 14 4 I have a mustache going on thats about 1/2 centimeter in length 5 i do have beard hairs but not enough to call it a beard. all over my lower cheeks and chin i have rough but not very visible hair. My goal is to grow a nice beard(goatee) and or mustache is there any way to speed this up? Every forum i have seen on this most people say shavings a bitch but i don't really care. so anyone with advice id love to get it and probabaly alot of the teens here on instructables so thanks.

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How can I convert a rechargeable beard trimmer to strictly a/c?

First of all, I love this trimmer. I've had it for probabaly 15 years. The settings are so precise and I'm so used to it that I would hate to replace it. It is a rechargeable model, which plugs into a cord, not a charging stand. The battery hasn't charged in probabaly 10 years. But since it stopped charging, I was able to keep using it by having it plugged in. I was able to do this for a long time until several days ago. When I'd turn it on while plugged into the outlet, the motor would barely even run. So I took it apart, looked around, and figured I would try to replace the rechargeable battery inside. I sourced a battery, installed it, and the trimmer worked again. I charged it overnight and went to use it the next morning. I got about halfway through when it just completely died on me. So I would turn it off for a few minutes, let it maybe charge a little and try to finish my trimming. At this point, I could maybe get 30 seconds of really weak performance before it would grind to a halt. I tried plugging it in and using it that way, as I had done so many times before, but that wouldn't work either. Can anyone advise me as to what's going on here? Why was I able to use it for so many years with the a/c/ cord and a dead battery, but now with a fresh battery, the a/c cord is useless for operation and obviously useless for charging as well? So I'm wondering if there might be a way to convert this trimmer to strictly a/c, remove the battery from the eqation, and operate it that way? I'm no electronics guru, by any means. But If instructed, I'm sure I could get this thing operational again. I don't care about it being battery powered anyway. I use it in the bathroom where there are a couple of very handy outlets. Thanks.

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Notification of winner not received

I was one of the winners of the Coffee Challenge (YEAH ME!!!) I have never received "official" notification (I think I read I would need to sign something) I just saw my Instructable (Good Morning Coffee Soap) on the Winner List. I didn't think much about not getting the prizes until my DH asked tonight. What do I need to do, or whom do I need to contact? Now that I'm thinking about it I've never gotten the Sugru from entering a before and after beard picture on the December beard challenge. :-(

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Citing another, or two instructables.

How do I direct visitors of my instructable to someone elses? User RedHandFilms has a featured on about building a basking rock for a bearded dragon, I built rocks to submerge and grow moss. I would like to give RedHandFilms credit for inspiration.

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i live in fl. i have fungus/mold on some trees . it's mostly green.(light ) . what is this? how do I get rid of it?

I call this tree greybeard, or grandfather beard. It flowers in the spring. Then it has long green leaves through summer

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Reading Captcha

Hey folks, I'm a grey beard (maybe that's the problem ;-) who has been involved with the web since the early days and I thoroughly understand what the use of captcha is trying to achieve but I just spent 2 minutes refreshing the captcha until I could read one and submit my private message. Help! 

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i want to make a gordon freeman costume for my little bro?

My little brother loves the fact that gordon freeman has his first name so i want to make him a costume, but i don't know how to make him a fake mustache and beard that looks real. doese anyone kno a good way to make 1?

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What is this item?

A friend gave this to me, wanted me to find out what it is. I have no idea, she was a bit creeped out by it. It's small, as you can see, sitting on counter in front of coffee pot. When it sits right side up, it looks like a goats head, and upside down it looks like an old man with beard. Someone suggested to me that it could be an end to a samurai sword, however I think that is incorrect. What do you guys think?

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What is this song? Answered

Hello, I've been trying to track down this song for years but just cannot remember anything about it except: It was was two guys, one with a beard. It was very dreamy with a video in field with flowers.. It went like this...Baby, I spent a couple of hours something with the flowers and a something with you...on a beautiful day. It repeated this phrase quite a lot. I don't think that they had another hit after this. I had a feeling that it might have been Air but cannot find it in their catalogue. Anyhoo, wild guesses will be appreciated.

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What do i have to do to make it safe for people to touch my Van De Graaff? Answered

My Van De Graaff Generator is 4 foot and is homemade. I built it out of a AC fan motor, a huge rubber band and some other stuff. It is tested and works. When people are at my house they always want to touch it and make their hair go everywhere but i'm reluctant because i dont know its voltage and how to make it safe to touch. Also i was wondering... i have a beard so if i was to touch it, what would my facial hair do would it be the same as normal hair?

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My Costume Picture Entry

So I was hanging out with some buddies of mine in my spartan costume...betcha can't guess which one is me. My costume consists of: Helmet - Cardboard shape, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Bicycle helmey pads inside. Shield - Cut plywood, with a cardboard lambda, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Polyester straps are riveted/gorilla glued on the back. Cape - Scarlet cotton fabric with polyester straps to keep it from choking me. Beard/abs - Mom's eyebrow pencil...If you have experience with spirit gum, use that and fake hair, unfortunately, it didn't cooperate with me. Pantalones - If you're feeling frisky, wear a speedo, if not, brown shorts are acceptable

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Replacement electric razor foil

Does anybody know an inexpensive way to replace the surface foil on an electric razor? I think it's called foil anyway; it's the metal part that contacts the skin and is a mesh of small holes for beard hair to pass through. The raw foil stock must be relatively cheap to fabricate; maybe there is a way to get a sheet of it and put it on the original frame from the shaver. Most replacements are almost the price of a whole new shaver. And I haven't even found a replacement for my modified, ancient Braun system 123. After the shaver died I resurrected it and made it solar powered by tearing out the charge circuitry and batteries and replacing them with two batteries and a diode that plugs into a small solar panel from a garden light. This worked perfectly for years until the foil wore through last week.

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Design my new Avatar! (Contest Closed)

Use Photoshop, Paint, Gimp or some other image editing program to design my next avatar. Add sunglasses, beards, beats, etc. Put your design in the comments and if I chose it when the contest closes I will send you a winning patch plus I will use the design as my avatar for a month! Hurry...contest closes tomorrow. I have changed it so that all 3 winners below get a patch. (Gold, Silver and Bronze patches.) Plus I will use vroom...vroom's winning design as my avatar for a month! Winners: 1st Place: vroom...vroom...'s "Lego Dilbert": 2nd Place: canucksgirl's "Lego Man Lives": 3rd Place: Shadow Ranger's "Salt Water Block Croc": Thank-You Everyone for entering and I will do this again sometime!

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Gift for birthday to hubby, manly gift

Ok soo, I am in a deep problem. I want to gift something to my husband but o just don't know what to male for him. Things that he is fond of . 1.chess 2. Cell phone ( always on internet) 3. Loves bbq 4. Fan of tools right now 5. Latest obsession is new bullet bike ( indian version of harley davidson.) Now for the tough part. •thought of making a exploding box (birthday giftcard) but i feel it is too girly and clique for a 28 years old. •thought of making ches board ( suck at woodwork) so it is again out ofquestion. leather wallet ( again need skill) • thought of making beard oil but oh well only oil??? i know how to do embroidery. and i can cook decent help plZ  

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New Scientist

I'm sure people are aware but http://www.newscientist.com/In this weeks issue:Someone in China has spent some time analysing the US power grid, and figured out that it could be collapsed by taking-out a lightly-loaded sub-network. The US department of homeland security is apparently looking into this. However, Prof Ian Fells (a jolly chap with a beard) of Newcastle University UK says "they only need a bunch of guys with Semtex to blow up the gridlines near a power station"The Mythbusters are interviewed, but even they don't know why thermite on ice explodes, do you?And Richard Dawkins has a new book out, from the review:"Implying that your audience is stupid does not qualify as a great new angle. Yet this is precisely what Dawkins does"."It's really kind of comical. If "spot the condecensions" is a new drinking game, then bottoms up! There's one in just about every chapter"LThere's much more, but I mainly wanted to post the Mythbusters link, and the Dawkins review.(There is an article on Velociraptors)

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3 Month Pro Membership Giveaway!!!!

Attention ALL!!! I am in dire need of help!! I am not a great artist, and am in need of a GREAT artist's help...I am making a project in which i need a "santa clause instructables robot" to be made in picture form like the one pictured above if you scroll up... the specs are for him to be facing left instead of right, a santa beard, and santa hat at the minimum...the rest of the details are up to you...as long as he still resembles the robot. For those interested, please draft up a robot, and submit it to me via Private Message, and for the robot i choose for my project, that member/artist will in turn for the rights to the work, will receive a 3 month pro membership that i am not in need of. In advanced, i appreciate your help, and cannot wait to see your works... Sokami Wohali P.S. I am a Professional Driver and am on the road most of my time without internet, so please do not get offended if i do not reply immediately!!

Topic by sokamiwohali 


How to Sew?

"Do you have any sewing machines?" I asked the voice on the other end of the phone. "Yes, we do." said the voice. "Great!" and I hung up and hopped on my bike, out the door before they even heard the click. Minutes later, I was home with my new $30 White sewing machine. It had electrical problems, but that's okay 'cause I'm an electrical engineer! So I fixed the wiring and set to work. The trouble is.. I'm not a sewing-engineer. In fact, I've barely ever sewn before. There are all these knobs and buttons. I played around with them to see if I could figure out what they do, but there are still mysteries. Maybe you can help me out. How do I throw it into reverse? As far as I can tell, there are two possible selector knobs for stitches. What's going on there? What should R-C-L-TN do? What am I choosing, when I turn the knob more towards SS or M? Why does the bobbin thread bunch up underneath like Gandalf's beard? The pink button in the middle of the stitch length wheel?? Anything else I should know? Muchos gracias! PS - who wants to be the first to post a "How to Sew" instructable?

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DIY Car Speaker Phone with CB Mic

A project I've been trying to do for the longest time is to build a home made speaker phone for my car. There used to be a car phone in it from the pre-cell phone ages and its always sparked my imagination. Basically, from my cell phone's 2.5mm jack to a speaker and to a mic. Now, I have a CB Radio in my Cruiser and it has a built in PA. So what ever I say will come out a 3.5mm jack, very convient for the input for this project. However, I'm a dummy when it comes to speakers. I would have to build a small little loud speaker that would project the sound from my phone. I took apart a headset, so I have the plug for the headset. Now what I don't know is how the wires are arranged in the headset wire and what's the best way to built that speaker from a 2.5mm jack output. The input isn't much of a problem, just gotta figure out which wire in the headset wire is the input... probably red. I'm not much of a electrical guy and I don't currently own a soldering iron. I just have 180w welder.

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Album Review: ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) *****

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973)NachoMahma's Rating: *****Frank Beard - drumsBilly Gibbons - guitar and vocalsDusty Hill - bass and vocals10 Tracks, total time 33:3301 - Waitin' For The Bus (2:53)02 - Jesus Just Left Chicago (3:32)03 - Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers (3:27)04 - Master Of Sparks (3:31)05 - Hot, Blue, And Righteous (3:18)06 - Move Me On Down The Line (2:31)07 - Precious And Grace (3:10)08 - La Grange (3:54)09 - Sheik (4:05)10 - Have You Heard? (3:13)Third album by the Texas trio. After 1972's rather fractured "Rio Grande Mud" the Little Ol' Band From Texas is finally getting their unique, bluesy sound down. All ten songs are solid ZZ Top and rate four or five stars (out of 5) - definitely a recommended buy. This album is before they discovered the horn section - just three gringos cranking out the tunes. From the slow "Hot, Blue and Righteous" to the Top 40 "La Grange" to the hard-driving "Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers," there's something here for just about every rock and roll fan - especially those with a taste for white-boy blues.

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How to time a little door so it opens at a certain time? (no need to close)?

I want to build an automatic cricket feeder for my lizard (bearded dragon) because I have to stay home at her eating times and sometimes I want or need to go out. * Ideally I would like to build a small "cabinet" with 1-3 drawers and somehow make the doors open at 11am, 4pm and 9pm, * If this is too hard one door will do but I would need to reprogram it constantly. (crickets would be inside and they would get out as soon as the door opens) * I already have a timer that I can plug and program to 23 different times so I was thinking on using that (or not), It could be something that when on opens or keeps the door open, and I can keep it off the rest of the day with the timer, I just don't know how to do this and how to do something that won't burn after a minute on because that's the minimum time the timer works. * It doesn't need to close back (and that is safer too) * It can't be light activated because some lights are on at all times and another has a timer and goes on for 20 minutes every hour. *It needs to be small because the terrarium is 18inchX18X18 and I don't want to take a lot of room Thank you so very much!!

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Pets Month Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Pets Month!We asked you to show your love for your pets and you did with Instructables dedicated to chickens, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, and more! Some fantastic information was shared and we hope that you all continue to make more Instructables to help other pet owners.So thanks again to everyone who entered. Now, on with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these three Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Top Votes Pageviews The Easy Way to Cut Your Ferret's Toenails by lbaran Tips For Chickens by zako How to pill a cat, the easy way by sunitgir Judges Selections Cat-Powered Automatic Cat Feeder by labelreader Vibrating Deaf Dog Caller Collar by arcticpenguin Patch Winners The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot patch. Keeping Cavies Healthy Doggie Doorbell Keeping Chickens in a Harsh Northern Climate How to Make Your Cat Purr DIY Doggie Diner How to reportion frozen fish food How to make Salad For Bearded Dragons A Better Cat Litter Sifter CO2 Reactor for a Planted Aquarium Hamster to Mongolia How to Ski Jour with your Dog The Doggy Retreat Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name selected by Linus, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who likes to control the dust.

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And the winner is...

It's that time of year again - the Annals of Improbable Research has announced the 2010 IgNobel Prizes. It makes you proud to be British.... The full list of winners: Engineering Prize: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse (UK) and colleagues for perfecting a method to collect whale snot, using a remote-control helicopter. Medicine Prize: Simon Rietveld (Netherlands) and colleagues for discovering that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. Transportation Planning Prize: Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) and colleagues for using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. Physics Prize: Lianne Parkin (New Zealand) and colleagues for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. Peace Prize: Richard Stephens (UK) and colleagues for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. Public health Prize: Manuel Barbeito (US) and colleagues for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists. Economics Prize: Awarded to the executives and directors of Goldman Sachs, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Magnetar for creating and promoting new ways to invest money — ways that maximize financial gain and minimize financial risk for the world economy, or for a portion thereof. Chemistry Prize: Eric Adams (US) and colleagues for disproving the old belief that oil and water don't mix. The research, supported by BP, was published under the title: "Review of Deep Oil Spill Modeling Activity Supported by the Deep Spill JIP and Offshore Operator's Committee". Management Prize: Alessandro Pluchino (Italy) and colleagues for demonstrating mathematically that organisations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random. Biology Prize: Libiao Zhang (China) and colleagues for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats.

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Come Page! And Bring Thine Armor!

So a friend and I made some awesome armor... Not so much for Halloween, more so for our homecoming football game. Our mascot happens to be a Knight named Knightro (his girlfriend's name is Glycerin)....Both of us had....Chest/Back PlateShields (mine from an aluminum disk sled - covered in fabric)SwordsHelmets (yes, made from trash cans) - with a maneA Cape (my friend's: gold -- mine: two tone black/gold - doubles as a homemade curtain)GauntletsVambracesLower LeggingsBeards - grown during the entire month of OctoberMy friend's awesome stencil work :) I additionally had (photo right)Full leggings with functional kneecupsKnuckle covers on my gauntletsPauldrons with red fringe (foamie) <-- should coversFaulds with red fringe <-- hip coversSword Sheath <--- a belt going through only 1 beltloopWe were a total hit at the football game! Lots of people asked to have their picture taken with us. Other than one heckler, it was awesome - no one else's attempt was knightly as ours :p Should you end up in such a situation (taking pictures and such), let the person hold your shield or sword. It makes them look more a part of the picture as opposed to some anachronism (the irony!) with a digital camera.And yes, I know my apartment is a mess..... That's three days of working on this armor rather than doing chores :pFor how to make such a getup... Check out rachel's howto Cardboard Armor MakingMore pictures after the next home game -- with updated/improved armor. Even though I allow my knees to bend - it's not quite enough to get up stairs easily :p I also want to add spaulders (upper arm covers) and a gorget (neck armor) :D

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Halloween Makeup

Getting a gory effect can be the perfect addition to your Halloween costume. There's a big difference between looking kinda pale or sorta dead and people wondering what disastrous thing happened to your face! It's worth it for the way people do a double-take as they see you.Check out this list for some inspiration and if you make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Party Halloween Masks Realistic Wound FX by Pull and Twist Get yourself all bloodied and gashed up as if you were just assaulted by a werewolf. Sure to creep lots of people out. How to MAKE a Geico Caveman Costume by BeerBellyJoe Devolve yourself with the help of some makeup and a fake beard. How to Apply Elf Ears by jforbess Elves are magical creatures and with just a few dollars you can pretend that you're one as well! Realistic Vampire Bite by Pull and Twist It's... the bite! Make your friends worry that you're about to turn into a vampire with the help of some well-placed bite marks. As Realistic as Zombie Makeup Gets! by abandon your idols The zombpocalypse is coming and you're either a flesh-eating zombie or you're just a container for braaaaaaiiiiins! Get on the winning side with some makeup and fake blood. zombie makeup by zombiecore So maybe the pale-faced zombie thing isn't scary enough for you. You want a face full of gore to show that your body is decomposing as we speak. This is the place for you. Make teeth mold for Halloween Teeth by MastaAzumarek Those cheap vampire teeth at the Halloween store keep falling out, right? Then make a mold of your own teeth to help get a custom set of incisors to die for. Fake a Cut off Finger by loup226 It happens to the best of us. Just chop chop chopping some veggies and whoopsy-daisy there goes a digit! If you're jealous of the mangled hand look you can use these instructions to get it right. BFX Build Plan Kano Metal Face Mask by indymogul Modify a cheap mask into some metallic addition to your face. Turn into Kano or any o Theater Effects: Gunshot Wounds by TrumpetNeel If the gashes above are too subtle for you, you can go for a big gushing gunshot wound. Mmm, tasty.

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Cabins/shelter from garbage/recycling and then some- new site/blog- and INDIE BOOK released

D.I.Y. Micro-Shelters: NEW indie book-forum/site- w/cabins from garbage/recycling and then some I figured it was about time to get up off my arse and get an actual account here, as on a few other sites I constantly(!) read. I'll also post a few of the "constructed-from-roadside-trash" cabins I've built soon- here and on my own blog/site (if anyone's interested, if not, I'll resume beer drinking, and general relaxation). I'm also in the process of building a 16 square foot multi-purpose, mobile cabin-sleeper/sauna/greenhouse/ice-fishing shanty that I'll eventually post upon (its one of three cabins in the works in my Sanford N' Son-like backyard)- yeah, my wife is a trooper! http://www.relaxshax.com http://www.relaxshacks.com In the meantime, after WELL over a year of illustrating and writing, I've now finally completed (through tiny yellow house press) my own small houses/cabins book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts- And Whatever The Heck Else We Could Squeeze In Here." Clockin' in, coffee-table-book size, at just over 100 pages filled with avalanches of sketches and redneck-thrift/yankee ingenuity projects and ideas, I'm now selling a small initial run of these hand assembled books (you can find all the details on the blog/post). Building your own windows, doors, solar showers, rainbarrels, bridges, furniture, and more from recycled crud, is all covered within. Inspirationally, the books owes good parts of its existence to the work of Lester Walker, David and Jeanie Stiles, D.C. Beard, Dan Price, and Lloyd Kahn. All in all, I'm a small-house book junky, and after the well started drying up a little (I've bought and read all the decent ones I could find) I decided to write my own. Anyway, thanks for looking, and I'll get some small house photos up soon! Happy belated new years to all! -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

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Update on the layered metal weapons/props

Hello to everyone who took the time to read this update/list. So I have not forgotten about my promise to upload the Solidworks files and cutting plans. However that will be taking a backseat to finals until summer break. I will however go ahead and list off the items finished, in progress, on hold, or currently only in Solidworks form. Finished -6in Axe: 3lb head on an oak clad 1/4in steel flat bar about 20in long total -3in Tomahawk/Axe: 1.25lb head on a para cord wrapped 1/4in steel flat bar about 20in long total -27in BoneSplitter: 3.2lb aluminium reinforced steel construction. -18in BoneCracker: 2lb aluminium reinforced steel construction. -18in All steel BoneCracker: 3.5lb steel reinforced steel construction. More square handle and better center of balance than previous version In progress -10in Bearded Axe: 3.25lb head. To be mounted on oak clad 1/4in steel flat bar handles 18in, and 30in long. -10in blade Pugio: Model made of mild steel for practice and training. Needs to have bevels, and fullers ground plus handle and guard mounted. -8in blade Pugio: Model made of mild steel for practice and training. Needs to have concave edges, bevels, and fullers ground plus and guard mounted. On hold -14in Blade tester: Simple test bed modeled after BoneSplitter to test viability of various band saw blades(Metal and Wood cutting) for use as cutting edge for mild steel blade carriers. On hold due to the band saw blades being too hard to drill through. Only existing as Solidworks files --27in Revised BoneSplitter: 4.5lb Aluminium reinforced steel construction. Better center of mass and more square handle than MY           previous version. --37in blade Bastard sword: Aluminium reinforced steel construction. Should be very close in terms of center of balance and stiffness when compared to its hardened steel companions.  --20in blade Stacked steel Gladius: Twin riveted steel support plates with detoothed metal cutting bands saw blade used for striking edges.  --blade Hispaniensis Gladius: Single piece of metal for the blade. --blade Cinquedea: Single piece of metal for blade. Multi fuller blade. --8in blade Pugio curved: Same as other 8in Pugio except for the convex curved dagger tip --14in blade Spear from Fullmetal Alchemist: May upload the variant of this in which the "wings" are separate pieces of metal. --3.25in square Warhammer: 8.5lb head Assembled from 13 1/4in steel plates pinned together. Front is covered in 3/8in spikes poking through a steel striking face to prevent separation of the plates. Back end is a 4in spike. --5.25 square Warhammer: 16.25lb head Assembled from 21 1/4in steel plates pinned together. Front is covered in 3/8in spikes poking through a steel striking face to prevent separation of the plates. Back end is a 4in spike. --Straight edged War Axe: 7lb head Inspired by Ironclad Industries' Riftclaw. Made from 7 1/4in steel plates pinned together. I am aware that the riveted and pinned construction of these items makes them inherently less durable and less corrosion resistant than single piece construction. However I am a college student who is working with mostly scraps and whatever has to be purchased. Since mild steel thick enough to carve the Warhammers or War Axe is not common scrap material around the college's machine shop the only way to economically create them is to use stacked plate construction. As for the BoneSplitter, BoneCracker, and Bastard sword the stacked plate construction is used to both reduce the weight of the item and stiffen it at the same time.  

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Yellow Roses a fairy tale and horror story

I awaken in a place I'm not familiar with. Seems I am in some sort of hospital, the white walls, they look padded, could it be I am here because of something mental? I really haven't a clue. The only thing I really remember is the man, I recently met, what I would call the man of my dreams. I just don't understand why I am here. I guess I will figure it out eventually. In the mean time I will think about my new suitor, this will calm my nerves. We met inocenntly enough, by bumping into each other literally. He was coming out of the dime store as I was going in and we just collided. He was so good looking, with his dark hair, beard, and blue eyes. He looked so good, he actually took my breathe away. After bumping ino him I say," Oh my goodness, I am such a klutz. I am so sorry" He replies," No harm done. I should have been watching where I was going. But it's not every day I bump into some one as beautiful as you. Let's start over, hi, my name is Dillion." Blushing, I answer back, " Strange way to meet some one. I am so sorry. Thank you for the compliment. I guess I at least owe you my name. My name is Laura. Again I am so sorry for bumpimg into you." " No need to apologize, maybe us bumping into each other was destiny. Maybe it meant for this to happen, so we could meet each other. Anyway, I would be honered if I could take you to dinner. How about tonight? We could meet right here, if you like, at least until you get to know me a little better. I want you to be at ease with me, not to think I am Jack the Ripper", then he laughs. " You aren't shy are you? O.K., we will meet here say at seven? I guess the least I can do is give you a chance, so I will see you here at seven." Dillion agreeing, the we part ways and I go back to shopping, but I can't get Dillion off my mind. I am just so excited about our date tonight, I literally can't be still. Soon it is almost six, so I rush back to my apartment to freshen up before I go to meet Dillion. Almost being seven, I rush back to the dime store, I surely don't want to be late for our first date. Arriving I see Dillion is already there, nevously pacing back and forth like an expectant father. I notice he is carrying a bunch of yellow roses, my favorite color. I make sure Dillion sees me so I don't startle him, walking up to him I say," Hi, have you been waiting long?" Dillion says," I been here for a few minutes. May I say you look beautiful. Also, I got you these. I hope you like them. " I am very flattered by the roses. Thank you so much. How did you know I liked yellow?" " Remember when I first met you, you were dressed in all yellow, just like you are now and may I say the yellow looks great on you because of your dark hair. Anyway I figured you like the color because of how you were dressed and it appears I was right. I thought maybe we go out to dinner, then we catch a movie, how does that sound to you?" " Dinner and a movie sound really good. You lead and I will follow." Here in Lake Charles, Loisiana not that many things to do like you would in a big town. We are just Cajun folk. We choose the movie 2012, because I have been dying to see it. But first we settle on great Cajun food at a restaurant known as Hebert's. Before that we make a quick trip to my apartment so I can put my roses in water. We arrive at the restaurant and lead to a table by the hostess. Then we are greeted by the waiter. I order catfish and Dillion orders gumbo. Waiting on the food, we have a couple of beers as we talk. Dillion says," Have you thought since we meet that maybe it was pre-ordained? I think you are one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen, since we bumped into each other you have been the only thing on my mind. I feel privileged just to be in your presence." I look at Dillion feeling my face blush I say," Thank you for your kind words, you so flatter me. You could be right because since I met you I can't think of any thing else but you. There is definitely some kind of chemistry here wouldn't you say? I am always on guard because I have been hurt before, but with you I haven't even thought of this and don't really care. I just couldn't wait to see you again." " I must say I feel exactly the same way. I want to get to know you, do things with you and I hope this won't be our only date. You just leave me breathless." " I want to see you again also. You know I have lived in Louisiana a couple of years now and I have never been sight seeing. I have always had an interest in the supernatural and two places I wanted to see here is Magnolia Plantation and the Myrtles Plantation. The stories behind these places just fascinate me." " Well, we have something in common, an interest in the supernatural. I visited Magnolia Plantation once, all the voodoo practiced there, to think of it just gives me goose bumps. So if we agree to see each other this is something you would like to do? Soon our food arrives and we continue talking through out the meal, I love getting to know someone on this level. After we finish our meal we go to see 2012, after that Dillion drives me to my apartment, after arriving Dillion says," I was having such a good time, I hate for the night to end. Do you want me to walk you to your door?" " No, I will be fine but thank you for asking. I hate for the night to end also, so would you like to come in for a while?" " Are you sure it will be alright? I would love to come in." After we both reach the door, we walk in, the first thing I do is put on some music, then go to the kitchen to get a couple of beers. Dillion walks around the living room looking at pictures and things. Arriving back in the I hand Dillion his beer, but he puts it on the table, lightly grabbing me around the waist and starts dancing with me. This totally surprise me. I am totally swept off my feet. Then before I realize it we are sharing a very passionate kiss. Then he picks me up in his arms, us staring each other romantically in the eyes, and he heads toward the bedroom. I usually don't sleep with some one on the first date, but this I just couldn't help myself. We end up making wild passionate love all night. The next morning we wake up and after breakfast we decide to drive to and tour Magnolia Plantation, the plantation steeped in voodoo. After arriving here the feeling one gets , well there are no words for the depressive feeling one has. Dillion walks around like he is in a trance like he notices everything here. After that first date we become quite the the item. We are always together and do everything together. Dillion sends me yellow roses every week, to show his feelings for me and he knows these are my favorite flowers. After a couple of weeks things start to change as Dillion starts spending more time with himself and then claiming him not remembering where he was or what he was doing. But I love him and I trust him. One night we stayed together we get up the next morning and in the local paper is a story about a horrific murder. " It says here they think this murder was some how connected to voodoo because they found a mojo bag. The murder they think was some sort of sacrifice to the Gods. The mojo bag was made of red flannel which signifies love. They say the victim was a young male around the age of twenty. Now that will send chills up your spine. Now we have a killer that worships voodoo Gods. How appropriate." Dillion says, " It is probably just some nut after their fifteen minutes of fame. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Why worry? You will be safe as long as you are with me." Two weeks pass with no more incidents, until one day another murder reported in the paper with the same M.O. Dillion says," Are you still worried about this psycho? I can tell from the look on your face after reading the paper. No need to worry my darling. " I guess you are right but I would think any woman that lives alone would be sort of alarmed, don't you?" " I tell you what to ease your nerves why don't you come stay with me until they apprehend this nut. I promise you will be safe." " Perhaps you are right. I will stay with you for a while." Time passes about three months now and I am still staying with Dillion. This thing really scares me. We both go to work, go out sometime together, but there are times Dillion just disappears for hours and he has no explanation. One day I'm cleaning the apartment and there is a knock at the door. Upon answering it, it is the police wanting to speak with Dillion. I ask," Why do you want to see him? Has he done something?" The police say," We want to speak with Dilllion because we think he is involved in something." "Involved in what? He is with me most of the time." " All we can tell you is that we think he may be involved with the voodoo murders, I'm sure you have heard of. The mojo bags being red flannel, doesn't Dillion's work have something to do with red flannel?" It all starts to make sense now, the red flannel, the times he disappears with no memory, Then this thought just overwhelms my mind and my next moment I am aware of, I wake up here in this mental ward. According to the doctors here, Dillion was made up, just something in my mind. I was lonely so Dillion was a fabrication. The murders were real enough though and they bothered me so much I fit them in to my illustration. So they say I can't distinguish between reality and imagination. I see it is almost time for me to see the doctor again but first I hear a knock on my room door. I say," Come in." In comes an orderly carrying a bunch of yellow roses.

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