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 Well, folks, Jack has decided to retire his current set of sculpting tools that he has had for almost a decade now - they've finally been sacrificed to the home-repair gods... :down:  They pretty much got wrecked during the recent water pump replacement - while I had used them very gently to probe the inside of the previous pump, I stupidly left them in the heater room and my old man used them for...something...in his typical ham-handed, just-drop-it-when-you-re-done fashion, resulting in them getting all beat to hell...

Since I now need to go find another set online, I'm thinking about picking up a set of clay shapers as well.


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On 10/9/2017 at 0:58 PM, Crowley said:

If anyone finds my motivation, can you trap it, and let me know. It seems to have gotten out of it's collar again. 


Maybe your motivation met up with mine and they ran off to join the circus.

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17 hours ago, Unruly said:

Sigh. I hate plaster walls. Or rather, I hate aspects of them. Just tore a hand rail out of the wall because it wasn't mounted to any studs, which left a couple nicely sized holes in the wall that I'm ill-equipped to fix. I also don't know how I'm going to find studs in the plaster wall to correctly hang the rail, because the stud finder I have from when I lived at my mom's is useless on plaster, and the magnet trick doesn't seem to be working even with my rare earth magnets. The fact that this house was built with rough cut and who knows what spacing for the studs doesn't help.

From experience with lath and plaster over rough sawn redwood you might find the studs at a spacing of 24" plus or minus an inch.

If you can fish a stiff wire into the opening you might be able to sound for the studs that way.  A piece of coathanger wire might do the trick.

Luck to you.


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4 hours ago, canuckotter said:

Wait... 87192? What kind of stuff is in the 87xxx sku range? I thought the bones stuff was all 77xxx?

Well, some of the Chronoscope bones are 800XX.


I thought I asked about the base in the thread, but if I did that post was culled.  It's also possible that I meant to ask, and changed my mind before I hit the "Submit Reply" button.


I really wouldn't mind seeing that base continue on.

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13 hours ago, BLZeebub said:

Have you tried using neodymium magnets?  Or another powerful rare earth magnet?  I've had to do that on ceilings and plaster walls.  Figure out which way the studs/joists go, and slide a magnet along it until you find a nail/screw.  From there drop a line with a plumb or level.  "Easy."  If the stud finder won't do it though, it may be too deep for magnets too.


(enter ICP joke about magnets here)

For a short period of time prior to the general adoption of sheetrock for interior walls they were using plaster over expanded metal screen.

If that is the construction being dealt with magnets are useless as they are attracted equally to all points on the surface.

Having to deal with obsolete/arcane construction techniques is sometimes a [not very much fun] adventure.


17 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


That is his plan.

First attempt failed, he will try again..


I'm a bit sad that this adapter is the only obsolete part, all other parts are available.

I even contacted the manufacturer about it, nope...


Oh well..

Hoping my nephew is properly motivated ( Hides whip)

He should be able to either attach directly to the wires from the failed plug to the circuitboard or follow those wires to the board and remove and replace with new pigtails.  Just remember to take the failed plug out of the circuit.


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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

There was one floating around in the Box of Goodwill for a while...

Didn't @Marineal take it as a dubbing wand during Reapercon?

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


Of course Glitter improved the couch!

Glitter improves everything!!!


Also, not in coffee according to @ub3r_n3rd. He turned funny that one day.

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On 10/9/2017 at 2:05 PM, hiddenone32 said:

I'm still waiting for Arkansas to figure out we're in October.


It finally decided that today was the first day of October. I had to rescue my husband and dog after he walked her to a nearby restaurant patio. The temperature dropped and the dog started shivering, even though she had her jacket on. She’s dramatic like that.

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On 10/9/2017 at 0:55 PM, Xiwo Xerase said:

I've been on an organization kick lately, which I think my wife appreciates.  I tend to prefer a state of controlled clutter and that gets to her sometimes.  I've mostly been focusing on the hobby and game shelves but I've done some cleaning/organization elsewhere too.


I have ordered some 9 L Really Useful Boxes for storing blister packs.  We'll see if that works out.  (I'm trying to find a solution I can use to store the blister packs that allows them to be moved off the hobby/game shelves so I have that room available.)  I already did a test using a 9 L box I have so it should work. (My based fantasy minis are stored in a 4 L Really Useful Box with a magnetic sheet at the bottom.  The minis are based on 1 inch fender washers.  The 9 L box I have also has a magnetic sheet at the bottom and is intended for storing miniatures taller than about 2.5 inches.)


I love the Really Useful boxes.  They nest, they stack, and they have those useful lid clips.


I have some for terrain and some for minis.  I used a fairly small one spray-painted silver for the belt box on my purple-wigged UFO lady costume.

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That may have been the most Philadelphia thing I've ever eaten.


It was a soft pretzel, fresh, stuffed with cheddar-like flavored fake cheese.


It was very... um...


It tasted like food?

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