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HEP This Week 2-24-2020


By High_End_Pins

1 year ago



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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

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#1751 1 year ago

In the pan and in the oven.

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#1752 1 year ago

Moving to a larger glass and switching beers.
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Turning off the sun on the Christmas town normally known as the dinner table. image (resized).jpg
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The wife is about to visit the Eggnog factory. She rarely drinks. image (resized).jpg

#1753 1 year ago
Quoted from lb1:

Merry XMas to you Chris and thank you for this great thread.

You too.
This is a fun thread I am glad if people enjoy it.
Kind of random sometimes but that is part of the fun I think.
About to bust up a lobster. AFM style. I am prepping.

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#1754 1 year ago

Stuffing is done
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Unfortunately Wolfmancat could not make it here for Christmas but he did send his uncle Jacob instead.

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#1755 1 year ago

Merry Christmas Chris and have a great new years. Thanks for sharing so much of your love for pinball with all of us! Someday I plan to send you one as well - can’t wait!

#1756 1 year ago

Question?
Do you ever drink any beer that you can see thru?

#1757 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Question?
Do you ever drink any beer that you can see thru?

Does not sound like beer at all.

#1758 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Question?
Do you ever drink any beer that you can see thru?

I believe that you are confusing mr. hutchins with mr. bryan (bud light orange is the "best" beer ever created) kelly

#1759 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Stuffing is done
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Unfortunately Wolfmancat could not make it here for Christmas but he did send his uncle Jacob instead.
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Glad I could be there in spirit

#1760 1 year ago

Even your holiday posts are awesome. Thanks for the entertaining and educational threads throughout the year! This is the thread I most look forward to on Pinside. Happy Holidays to all.

#1761 1 year ago

Merry Christmas. Love to follow this thread. You are a blessing to the pinball community. The best to you and yours.

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#1762 1 year ago

Merry Christmas to all.

Not that it is overly interesting but I am going to catch the day up and show what Christmas Day looks like around here.

Started our day out the usual way.
Our youngest son is 18 but mentally handicapped so he is really much younger at heart and pretty small.
That can be a challenge but it is also still kind of awesome on Christmas Day because it is like you have a much younger child and the excitement for them that goes with that. He still thinks Santa brings the presents and all that. At 18 ?!Cool!
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Maverick wants to know if there is anything for him.

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After that is done it is time to get some exercise. I skip my normal breakfast and just do this on an empty stomach or in a fasted state.
I write a random routine up
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Set up my stations.
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Got that done.
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Then time for a late breakfast early lunch.
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Now I am already bored and thinking about things I could be doing instead of sitting around for the next few hours until time to fix Christmas dinner.
Leaning towards wiring my TAFTC cabinet.

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#1763 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Merry Christmas to all.

Merry Christmas Chris !

Quoted from High_End_Pins:

He still thinks Santa brings the presents and all that.

You are blessed.

LTG : )

#1764 1 year ago

What did Maverick get for Christmas??

#1765 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

What did Maverick get for Christmas??

When Chris is your Daddy, everyday is Christmas.

LTG : )

#1766 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Merry Christmas Chris !

You are blessed.
LTG : )

Thank you.

#1767 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

What did Maverick get for Christmas??

He got an auto ball launcher.
He is a bit confused by it right now.
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#1768 1 year ago

Time to brine some chicken.

Make the brine
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Get the chicken ready.
I like the Smart Chicken cost a little more but not a lot. I can tell the difference.
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Place in container.
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Submerge in brine
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Close it up
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Place it in the frig.
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Sample the eggnog now that it has had time to gel a bit.
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#1769 1 year ago

Out of the brine
Rinsed dried then generously coated inside and out with olive oil and seasonings

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In the oven.
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Doing this Julia Child’s style
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#1770 1 year ago

Where do you get chicken breasts with skin on in single packs?
Everything here is either already skinless/boneless
or if you want skin on with rib meat
it only comes in a jumbo 4 pack (Foster Farms @ Kroger).
We like to cook with skin on, since it cooks better that way,
then just remove the skin afterward while eating,
if you are concerned about that sort of thing.

#1771 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Where do you get chicken breasts with skin on in single packs?
Everything here is either already skinless/boneless
or if you want skin on with rib meat
it only comes in a jumbo 4 pack (Foster Farms @ Kroger).
We like to cook with skin on, since it cooks better that way,
then just remove the skin afterward while eating,
if you are concerned about that sort of thing.

We have Harris Teeter here which is owned by Kroger. I think only the SmartChicken comes in the single packs.

These are done.
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Check with instant read meat thermometer.
165 is the safe zone
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Tent them for 15 minutes to let the meat rest.
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Heat stuffing premade yesterday.

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Gravy. Hopefully the chicken will be moist enough not to need it but just in case.
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Something green has to be a part of any meal around here.
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#1772 1 year ago

Dinner is served.

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#1773 1 year ago

Dessert and eggnog.

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#1774 1 year ago

EBD 2 Cabinet is now ready for build up.

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#1775 1 year ago

TAFTC playfield wiring is complete.
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#1776 1 year ago

So do you work out because you drink beer.
Or, so you can drink beer?
Wife's on my butt saying that my new year's res is to go on a diet! She says she misses my old military bod
Only thing is, is that it was not my choice. The military does not give you a choice

#1777 1 year ago
Quoted from heni1977:

So do you work out because you drink beer.
Or, so you can drink beer?
Wife's on my butt saying that my new year's res is to go on a diet! She says she misses my old military bod
Only thing is, is that it was not my choice. The military does not give you a choice

I both workout and drink beer for my health and mental well being.
I enjoy both and both offer a health benefit if done properly.
On the workout side of things it is beneficial to get 30-60 minutes of high quality activity. Once past a certain point or threshold there are diminishing returns.
On the beer side it is similar 2 good strong dark beers are both high in ABV and more nutrient dense than general off the shelf in everyday beers. That is much the same as 2 glasses of wine. I just don’t care for wine. Past that it is typically diminishing returns as well.
They are also high in calories I would guess that I consume 750 empty calories by drinking those two beers so I make sure I eat right and get my needed activity to balance it out so I can benefit all the way around from the three. Healthy diet,exercise,moderate alcohol consumption.
On the mental side the exercise is a stress relief and the beer turns my always busy mind down a notch in the evening. Don’t want to drink too close to bed time though as it can interrupt sleep.
5-7PM is my preference.
Okay I have clearly put no thought into this

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#1778 1 year ago

Wish I was that judicious about my beer drinking.

#1779 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

EBD 2 Cabinet is now ready for build up.
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Looks so...so...so....stock compared to the last one...........

#1780 1 year ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Looks so...so...so....stock compared to the last one...........

Better or worse?

#1781 1 year ago

Looks very nice keeping it original. The other one however is definitely the business! In fact if you did similar work to 6 more cabinets I would say you'd quickly sell them all.

#1782 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Looks very nice keeping it original. The other one however is definitely the business! In fact if you did similar work to 6 more cabinets I would say you'd quickly sell them all.

Thanks.
That last one was pretty cool but words cannot describe how time consuming it was.
I could probably do it much easier a second time around though.

#1783 1 year ago

It did look involved from all your posts. If you can refine the process so that it isn't as time consuming, I'm sure they'd sell if you want to go down that route.

#1784 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks.
That last one was pretty cool but words cannot describe how time consuming it was.

Small price to pay for beauty...

#1785 1 year ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Looks so...so...so....stock compared to the last one...........

Don’t get me wrong, the quality of your paint job has no equal...however that last one you did, while time consuming, was a thing of beauty!

#1786 1 year ago

Over at the warehouse.
Time to pull some fresh projects.
Getting a bit cluttered.
A lot of it is new arrivals not yet organized.
Old cabinets to junk and new cabinets to prep.
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#1787 1 year ago

Shuffling the deck.

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#1788 1 year ago

Cool seeing so many pins in the queue! Each will be a masterpiece!

#1789 1 year ago

Rows are tightened up.
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This is what I need to distribute intothe proper spaces.
Whirlwind base game
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TSPP base game.
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Another new Spirit cabinet
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New Whirlwind cabinet
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Radical.
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#1790 1 year ago

Loaded up with the new cabinets and Whirlwind base game.
The other two will be grabbed later this week or early next week.They are nicer so I don’t want to bang them around.

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#1791 1 year ago

Arrived back home to a care package.

Thank you Vince!!!

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#1792 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Arrived back home to a care package.
Thank you Vince!!![quoted image]

Sooner or later your FedEx guy is going to find out he's nothing more than your "bootlegger".

Enjoy and remember the Thomas Hardy's Ale can be cellar-ed for up to 10 years!

#1793 1 year ago
Quoted from meSz:

Sooner or later your FedEx guy is going to find out he's nothing more than your "bootlegger".
Enjoy and remember the Thomas Hardy's Ale can be cellar-ed for up to 10 years!

I definitely plan on hiding those Thomas Hardy’s from myself.

#1794 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I definitely plan on hiding those Thomas Hardy’s from myself.

I have one that was stowed away for 50 years Here is a 1968 bottle next to the 50th Anniversary bottle!
Alright now that I derailed your thread and annoyed all you PAID subscribers .... get back to HEP-ing

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#1795 1 year ago

Really curious to see how you handle the low-res dithered art on that Simpsons cabinet.

#1796 1 year ago

Cabinets are being unloaded and placed in the paint shop.
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I spot a small void in a ply of one of the heads.
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Fill it with glue.
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Stick a wood sliver down in there. Will be solid from there.
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#1797 1 year ago

Unloading the Whirlwind base game.

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#1798 1 year ago

Both my upcoming Whirlwind projects will be very special.
I have been holding off on doing the prototype until I could also do the standard version.
Now they are in the same room together.

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#1799 1 year ago

Going to catch the workout and lunch before I go any further.
It is getting tight in the Pinball dojo.

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#1800 1 year ago

TAFTC cabinet is now neatly wired.

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