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MST3K Related Props / MST3K Messenger Bag
« Last post by NeitherSparky on January 31, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »
(Sorry, one more for now)

I make custom patches for a living so what I do is I take "ita" bags (Japanese bags with clear windows designed for displaying pins and charms) and install velcro in them so I can swap out different velcro-backed patches. For the most recent live show I did an MST3K bag, of course. :)
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MST3K Related Props / Mike-Inspired Jacket
« Last post by NeitherSparky on January 31, 2020, 12:04:50 AM »
I found a royal blue denim jacket at Ross or Marshalls or one of those places and knew what I had to do (I later replaced the ugly tortoiseshell buttons with steampunk gear buttons).
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Crow T. Robot / He Wants To Decide Who Lives and Who Dies
« Last post by NeitherSparky on January 30, 2020, 11:59:35 PM »
Hey all, I meant to join last year when I was building Crow but apparently I forgot, so instead I joined now when I'm building Tom (both Bob kits, both gifts from my brother). I'll post Tom when he's done. Here's photos (if the attachments work) of Crow, the backpack carrier-thing I invented to make him marginally less awkward to carry around, and one of my bro (on the left) and I with Crow at SacAnime last year. I mostly do sewing and machine embroidery type stuff for cosplays, but I like to make props too so wanted to build the bots myself instead of just purchasing them.

~Sparky

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Crow T. Robot / Re: I've got (broken) Crow T. Robot eyes
« Last post by toolmasterjeff on January 10, 2020, 07:38:27 PM »
I think the best method is the method that works best for you.

There's lots of ways to skin a Crow :)

Alas, my way broke, so I'm lookin' to step it up a notch or two.
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Crow T. Robot / Re: I've got (broken) Crow T. Robot eyes
« Last post by Ron on January 09, 2020, 10:13:20 PM »
I think the best method is the method that works best for you.

There's lots of ways to skin a Crow :)
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Crow T. Robot / I've got (broken) Crow T. Robot eyes
« Last post by toolmasterjeff on January 09, 2020, 07:16:25 PM »
The eye mechanism on my Crow recently self-destructed -- the wooden dowel that runs through the CVPC pipe snapped in two. Don't ask, I don't understand how it happened either.

I've never been totally satisfied with the eye mechanism, and am seeking ideas on a better way to re-fabricate things.

When I originally built Crow, I used Joe Crow's method, but I couldn't get the tension right and I later switched to using string attached to screen door rollers on each end of a wooden dowel. However, it's never been perfect. How should I be going about it instead?

I saw an earlier post about Bob Bukoski having the best method, but alas, his website doesn't have directions. Can someone point me to a guide for how does it? I also found Gary's YouTube guides and am considering the way he does things.

Thanks!
Toolmaster Jeff
www.astroreverb.com
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Parts Sourcing / Re: 3D Printed Crow part replicas
« Last post by Ron on December 12, 2019, 09:19:39 AM »
Seemingly the design has been deleted.

https://www.thingiverse.com/Packrat/designs
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Parts Sourcing / Re: Need help finding a fanny pincher
« Last post by Ron on December 12, 2019, 09:18:29 AM »
There are plenty of reproductions of the original design out there... but I very seldom see the original "retail boxed" part.
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Gypsy / Re: Gypsy mouth spring
« Last post by Ron on December 12, 2019, 09:17:13 AM »
They're basically screen door springs trimmed to size.
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It's been a good run.... we've been in the desert before and survived.

We'll survive this.
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