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HEP This Week 12-2-19


By High_End_Pins

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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
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  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#1801 11 months ago

Playfield is in the Cabinet of the TAFTC
Because of the condition of this game at arrival I prefer to get it powered up and check some things over before final topside assembly

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#1802 11 months ago

Beautiful work! One of the best thread on Pinside with gameroom pics!

Do you ever row 2k test or just train routinely?

#1803 11 months ago
Quoted from Andre:

Beautiful work! One of the best thread on Pinside with gameroom pics!
Do you ever row 2k test or just train routinely?

Thanks.
I just use the rower as another piece of my fitness puzzle.
It is a great tool for so many different things.
Good warm up on lifting days, good interval on HIIT ,good active rest and recovery between sets and much more.
If I could only have one piece of equipment it would be really tough to choose between the rower and a 50lb kettle bell.
I am typically 500 meter interval guy with the damper set at 8 and always consider 1:45 a decent time and anything below 2:00 acceptable depending on the other things I am doing in that set of exercises.
Sometimes I will do the countdown where you row 2000,1500,1000,500 and use the 3 minutes rest to do other things like bench press,kB swings etc.

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#1804 11 months ago

TAFTC lives.

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#1805 11 months ago

What do you do with the old cabs? Just depleted my fun fund but in the future If you would sell/ship one I’d like to find a WW cab that doesnt have a hole in the side of it from a forklift.

This thread is awesome btw. Your attention to detail and craftsmanship is inspiring. Not just with pinball related stuff either.

#1806 11 months ago

Yes, I hope HEP has a cabinet sale again one day liked a few years ago when they moved to the new shop!

#1807 11 months ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

What do you do with the old cabs? Just depleted my fun fund but in the future If you would sell/ship one I’d like to find a WW cab that doesnt have a hole in the side of it from a forklift.
This thread is awesome btw. Your attention to detail and craftsmanship is inspiring. Not just with pinball related stuff either.

he used to offer them up to people from time to time... but ultimately found the process more hassle than gain and now he trashes them. I still hope some of the better ones still find their way out of the dumpster

#1808 11 months ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

What do you do with the old cabs? Just depleted my fun fund but in the future If you would sell/ship one I’d like to find a WW cab that doesnt have a hole in the side of it from a forklift.
This thread is awesome btw. Your attention to detail and craftsmanship is inspiring. Not just with pinball related stuff either.

If I have a truly decent cabinet left over I usually try to find a good home for it.
Other than that I toss them because a used cabinet takes up as much room as an entire game.
If there were someone in the area that would quickly come get them I would gladly give them away though.

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#1809 11 months ago

Oldest son Curtis and I are off to the barber shop.

He looks a bit like Action Bronson these days. Hard to believe he will be 21 in about three weeks
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Good old Matthews Barber shop

Interesting thing about this is our barber and I used to work together at the auto body shop. He went on to open his barber shop and I went on to do this.
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Here Curtis and I are in the early days. This picture is probably 16 years old or so. Pictures like this always put it into perspective for me how much time I have put into this. Where it started and honestly how much and at the same time how little it has changed over the years.
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#1810 11 months ago

Back to work.
The TAFTC is up and running.
I was relieved to verify there weren’t any catches on the backend.
Something that is a concern on games like this would be if there is something wrong with the transformer or some other strange thing that would have made it more obvious why they started parting the game out.
In this case I think they just got their money’s worth out of it.
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I can now start placing the rubber and plastics.

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#1811 11 months ago

It is starting fill in now.
The black base seems to make the more colorful things like plastics and caps pop out a bit more than usual.

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#1812 11 months ago

really really liking those purple coin slots

#1813 11 months ago

Your eldest looks like he might be amish.
Those TAFTC bumper caps are a bit much.
Great superb work, love this thread.
Have you been restoring for 16 yrs?

#1814 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Your eldest looks like he might be amish.
Those TAFTC bumper caps are a bit much.
Great superb work, love this thread.
Have you been restoring for 16 yrs?

He is not pure enough to be Amish trust me but he has a good time

The thing about TAF bumpers is that they only light occasionally/individually and it is a dark area so I like to make a little go a long way for that.

Thanks I have been restoring now for coming up on 18 years.

#1815 11 months ago

Apron is in place along with the ramp and most plastics. Getting close.

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#1816 11 months ago

Super nice work! Looks awesome with all the black. So curious to know if the powder coat will last.
Think of doing it on my Indiana.
Let us know

#1817 11 months ago

Hey Chris, I was trying to copy your work (hope you don’t mind) and add molex connectors to the Pinbot I’m working on. What size connectors do you use? It almost seems like the side of the solenoid with the dual cables needs a .084 whereas the single wire side needs a .062.

#1818 11 months ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

Hey Chris, I was trying to copy your work (hope you don’t mind) and add molex connectors to the Pinbot I’m working on. What size connectors do you use? It almost seems like the side of the solenoid with the dual cables needs a .084 whereas the single wire side needs a .062.

In general I use .093 for solenoids
.062 for switches and lamps.

#1819 11 months ago

Not much left to do to the TAFTC.
I should probably stop calling it that now.

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I need to go over the topper and install some lamps in the backbox mostly. Other than that just a minor detail here and there.

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#1820 11 months ago

Used topper was frosted purple from the inside. This was a small gamble since it was a used topper and new can be bought if needed.
New decals installed.
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It is done this way to tie it in with the inside art and Addams lettering on the side and front.
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What I really like about it is how it works when lit.

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#1821 11 months ago

Looks great!

#1822 11 months ago

another Addams family to be played again

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#1823 11 months ago

Last TAF of the year is finished.

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#1824 11 months ago

Going to call it TAFBP from now on.

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#1825 11 months ago

As always, great job!!!

#1826 11 months ago

Playfield TAFBP

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#1827 11 months ago

Upper playfield TAFBP

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#1828 11 months ago

Inside. No more alarm system

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#1829 11 months ago

I sure wish is was coming to my house! Beautiful!

#1830 11 months ago

Wow, the black, purple, and the pop bumpers set up like that came together awesome! Looks fantastic as always. Even the details of the cabinet wiring is so tidy.

Someone will have a very happy New Yeat!

#1831 11 months ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Wow, the black, purple, and the pop bumpers set up like that came together awesome! Looks fantastic as always. Even the details of the cabinet wiring is so tidy.
Someone will have a very happy New Yeat!

Thanks.
My goal is always to try not to build the exact same game twice. On TAF that gets tough because I have done many but this one really did fall together pretty nicely.
I had initially used different decals for the bookcase and thing box,different caps,flipper rubber and more but as it came together I would start dialing the scheme in and it was fun.

#1832 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

My goal is always to try not to build the exact same game twice.

Watching your restored games for quite some time. You do seem to have strayed from an exact restoration to a more artistic one. I realize at lot is on the customer. I really like the direction you are traveling.

You have truly made it an art form.

LTG : )

#1833 11 months ago

Wow, wow, wow...really truly a piece of art (as always)!

#1834 11 months ago

Another HEP masterpiece !

#1835 11 months ago

Wasn't sure how I felt about all the black but have to say it really comes together in the end. Looks awesome and another one I wish was coming my way.

#1836 11 months ago

Time to build some pallets.

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#1837 11 months ago

Pallets
48x48

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Mapping out screw locations by making a grid.
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Preinstall screws. CD7FF3A5-42C1-431E-8B60-6F2FAB67BFF3 (resized).jpeg

Screw it all together.
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Install the anchor plates for the ratchet straps. Using heavy duty deck framing screws and going into the framework of the pallet. 14E63B3B-AAAE-4384-8608-647DCABD73CB (resized).jpeg
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Pallets built.
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Packing the special EBD. Wanted to wait for the holidays to close out before releasing the game to minimize it sitting around warehouses or trucks too long.

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#1838 11 months ago

Do you choose the shipping company or does your customers?

#1839 11 months ago
Quoted from bohunr:

Do you choose the shipping company or does your customers?

It varies but generally I use STI because it is most user friendly for the end recipient.
You hear good and bad stories about all shipping companies but what I have found is it really comes down to the employees. Around here I can’t say enough good things about my regular STI crew. They are great.

#1840 11 months ago

TAFBP played great right off the bat
I am always a little hesitant to accept that so easily but honestly I kicked it around and everything works and flows just as it should so if it ain’t broke?

I only played it maybe five times
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Time for a toast.
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Mavericks favorite toy is a Tow Mater left over from the kids circa 2006
It is a tough stuffed toy made by Mattel
Mama has had to sow it up a few times so I hunted down a replacement.

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#1841 11 months ago

Maverick is pumped. Two tow maters!!

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#1842 11 months ago

Homemade cheesecake is being made for the New Year’s Eve festivities tomorrow

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#1843 11 months ago

Better put something good in the refrigerator too.
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Going with these two

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#1844 11 months ago

Cheesecake is in the oven.

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#1845 11 months ago

Doesn't beer go bad? It's not like wine right? I don't drink beer but I remember the "Bitter Beer Face" adds.

#1846 11 months ago
Quoted from bohunr:

Doesn't beer go bad? It's not like wine right? I don't drink beer but I remember the "Bitter Beer Face" ads.

depends on the ingredients in the beer. milkshake stouts have a shelf life of about 3 months after brewing due to the milk lactose in it. bourbon barrel aged and other [high octane] (10% ABV or more) beers can last for years if properly stored and actually taste better after "resting" for a period of a year or more

you don't want to temperature cycle them over and over, but rather store them at a nice constant 66-72° in a dry place until you're ready to chill them down for consumption

#1847 11 months ago

Start the week off and end the year all on the same day.

Breakfast is served
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TAFBP is ready to take back to the warehouse. This will free up a spot for something else.
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#1848 11 months ago

Also heading to the warehouse will be my beer collection as I gear up to take part in Dryuary.

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#1849 11 months ago

TAFBP unloaded at the warehouse ready to pack and ship

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#1850 11 months ago

Upcoming project loaded.

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