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jrbryant last won the day on December 19 2019

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About jrbryant

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  • Birthday 08/29/1958

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
  • Biography
    I'm an old man that still enjoys the heck out of Christmas!!!
  • Interests
    Wood working / art / music
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Mostly use cutouts for my display. Have started incorporating animated lights in now as well.

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  1. This year's addition to my display is Monster's Inc. To give you a little idea of the dimension... the door is 8' tall. My 15 year old daughter painted Mike. The red light, at the top of the door, flashes on and off... as seen in the main picture (off) and the close-up (on).
  2. I'm sure the kids really enjoy seeing your display! How fun would that be to see...Thanks for sharing!
  3. Hi Eric... and welcome to PlanetChristmas! I don't use plywood for my cutouts, but I used to use Masonite (hardboard) years and years ago. I've switched over to using Coroplast instead. With that said, what I used to use in sealing the Masonite was a good latex exterior paint. Normally, I would buy a white, exterior, latex paint and give the board a minimum of 2 coats. You have to be VERY thorough with the edges... since that is where most of your moisture would be soaked into the board. When buying paint that you'll be using for your characters, I would suggest getting a fairly
  4. That would be one REALLY fun house to drive by. Nice job Shane!
  5. Thank you for the kind words Njnicka... I appreciate you taking the time to view the video and leave a complimentary post. I'd really love to see pictures and videos of your characters after you've completed them! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
  6. I posted a video showing how to animate a Coroplast character by using a motor. Posted the link in the "cutout" section and thought I'd share it in the "motorized contraptions" section as well. Hope this helps someone out that is looking into animating a cutout character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5xkpqaCRU&t=266s
  7. HAHAHAHA... that's quite humorous! Well done Xenon. I'm sure that will bring about a few chuckles!
  8. I pulled a Homer Simpson... DOH! Let's try this one... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdk0ncnUBMruM5jClF1LWmw Thanks Zman!
  9. I just posted a new video that shows how to animate a cutout using a windshield wiper motor. I used Coroplast in making my cutout... but the same principles can be applied to animating a cutout made out of a wood based product. I hope you find this video helpful! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5xkpqaCRU
  10. Hey XXNoNameXX - I know I'm really late coming to the party... but better late than never, right? I have quite a few 8' coroplast (I used to use wood based, but switched to coro) characters that I put up each year in a very windy location. I drive two stakes (either metal conduit or 1x2 pressure treated) into the ground (rather solidly). Then I screw through the wooden stake into the frame of the character. I also supplement this with guy wires on both the front and the back side. Usually two stakes and guy wires on the back and one stake and guy wire on the front. Fortunately, the
  11. qberg makes some REALLY good suggestion! (And your house looks really good qberg... nicely done)
  12. EXCEL... WHAT??!?!?! Mind blown... I'll have to give that a try!
  13. If you haven't done any work using Coro, I've made a video that shows you how to make a Christmas display piece (out of Coroplast) that you might find helpful. http://www.planetchristmas.com/index.php?/forums/topic/61350-coro-vs-plywood-for-poster-projects/#elUserLink_menu Hope this helps and good luck with it. And most importantly, PLEASE post pics of your finished product!
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