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garysengraving

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About garysengraving

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  • Birthday 08/18/1959

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    http://www.garysengraving.com

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    rudolph the red nose reindeer
  • Location
    Lonsdale, Minnesota, USA
  • Biography
    i am married and have 4 kids, 5 grand children, i am self employed and i love blowmolds and having a display.
  • Interests
    collecting blowmolds, christmas display, restoring blowmolds and woodworking.
  • Occupation
    self employed woodworker
  • About my display
    i have 1500+ christmas blowmolds 80+ halloween blowmolds 10+ easter blowmolds, and about 31,000 lights and 6 inflatables.
    100 amp service to power display only

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  1. Craigs List and Ebay

    hi christmas land northfield, yes alot of molds but ebay prices. i have been to the store. gary
  2. Re-mini nativity- It is the one in the photo. It is between 14 and 17 inches I think.

  3. The Blowmold Thread

    hi another tpi nativity set.
  4. The Blowmold Thread

    hi tpi drummer boy
  5. The Blowmold Thread

    hi empires derby hat snowman. gary
  6. The Blowmold Thread

    hi santas best small and large snoopy. gary
  7. The Blowmold Thread

    hi tpi choir boy, blonde and platinum hair girls. and empire big choir boy and girl 48" tall. gary
  8. The Blowmold Thread

    hi a variety of empire choir boy and girl, first photo is empire boy and girl from 1960's, second photo is empire boy and girl sticker eyes, third photo is empire boy and girl with molded eyes. the third photo general foam makes them now. gary
  9. The Blowmold Thread

    hi union snowman, with sign. gary
  10. hi garysengraving, do you still have the union father christmas for sale if you do how much? i was reading some pass threads and you had mention that you had one for sale. thank you thank you

  11. Blow-Molded.com

    hi kevin the web site loads fast but when you go to surf around the blowmolds the photos do not load very fast and i am running ie and on dsl. i did notice one thing the photos loaded first but then it loads the border you have around the photos that seems to load very slow. just a thought you might check into that. if you need any photos for you web site let me know. i might have them, i provided some photos for thomas site. thanks gary
  12. hi carrie gary deutsch can you send the booklet you have on repairing and painting blowmolds i had a computer crash and lost of my files. email address is [email protected] thank you

  13. Hi Gary, Didn't mind at all you posting that info on PC. Always glad to help out with blow mold info if I can.

  14. hi thomas garys engraving,small world just found your web site very nice, i did not know it was you, how you been? i post i link on the forum. hope you didn't mind always looking for more info. gary

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