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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I always liked when my dad would take me around to see all the local displays when I was a kid. That is what got me started, now I am the only one in my area that puts up a big display.
  • Location
    new philadelphia ohio
  • Biography
    I am 38 years old I would help my dad put up lights when i was a little boy. our house burnt down in 1985 and all the decorations was lost so me and my little brothers started doing odd jobs to get money and would go buy stuff and we started decorating little by little every year.
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    cars guns and radio controls
  • Occupation
    tool and die maker
  • About my display
    I have over 300 blow molds over 70 cartoon cutouts and more than 15000 lights and make it bigger every year.

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  1. New freebies

    Nice.
  2. Brightest C7

    Yup, that's the one, all other C7 bulbs look to be 4 watts. Thanks for the heads up, they are kinda pricey,.
  3. Brightest C7

    Menards has a 15 watt led the will work.
  4. "United Solutions" New company?

    Amazon sells their stuff, if its the same company https://www.amazon.com/Union-Solutions-75180-Illuminated-Included/dp/B000RN7NB4 I couldnt find much info on their site about holiday items.
  5. Toy Soldier blow mold placement

    Not the best pic, you can see some of them along the driveway.
  6. Toy Soldier blow mold placement

    I go down the sides of my driveway.
  7. Brightest C7

    That's a lot of cash. I will look and see what menards has to offer.
  8. Brightest C7

    I remember when I had over 350 molds all with between 25 to 60 watt incandescent bulbs 25, 90 watt spot lights and Over 80 sets of c9 incandescents along with everything else. 300 watts would be wonderful. But you have a good idea, it's hard to find a led bulb less than 60 watts and in the smaller molds they are way to bright. Let me know what you find.
  9. Starting a blow mold business

    Me to.
  10. Starting a blow mold business

    I don't know much about patents so you maybe right but I thought most patents were good for 20 years and after that people could start making or copying the product. They stopped making r12 a while ago because it would damage the ozone, so they claimed. I think some of the blowmold companies sold off old molds for scrap prices and right now scrap is way down. I do agree that buying some molds maybe very expensive, might be able to have new ones made for less money. Imagine buying new beco ornaments or a new Poloron Santa.
  11. Starting a blow mold business

    I would think by now a lot of the patents are expired and with 3d cameras you could take a few pics of any blowmold and be able to make a new mold out of it.
  12. Starting a blow mold business

    Wouldnt be to bad if you started out small. Buy one or two used machines, need a building, rent one it wouldnt be to bad. The hard thing would be is getting the molds to make them or making new molds to make the blowmolds. Need to be able to paint them also. Might be able to get something small going for a million.
  13. Poloron Vacucel Purchase

    I think behind the log in the fireplace.
  14. Municipal Light Pole Decoration

    Im always looking for stuff I dont already have. Post up or send me pics if there is anything left.
  15. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Thanks Mel. I didnt realize General Foam went that far back.
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