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HEP This Week 2-17-2020


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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
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#1901 1 year ago

I didn’t understand the function of the guide coat, but the googles has some good explanations. It’s all about getting a perfectly smooth (level) finish. That’s old school auto body stuff from HEPs past life now being applied to pins.

Well it’s always great for me to learn something new. I think this is a pretty good short video that shows it. Skip over the silly nonsense at the beginning to get to the meat of it.

#1902 1 year ago

Beautiful day out here today
Mid 60s sunny.
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Perfect day for a quick run.
I have not run for a couple months beside some interval sprints sprinkled in a workout here and there.
First run of the year and first run with my new Vomero 13s
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I am 46 so at this age accurate heart rate monitoring is peace of mind.
Placed on a strap and paired with my Apple Watch the Polar monitors are reliable.
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#1903 1 year ago

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Two seemingly brutal miles later I realize how quickly I get out of practice running in the winter.
Not the best times compared to what I normally do in the spring and fall when running more consistently.
I felt kind of clunky and more like the tin man in need of oil but I did do it so sometimes that is what counts most.

Post nutrition for today’s lunch
Oatmeal,cut up chicken breast,steamed carrots and broccoli with avocado.
This is made using plain oats, and low sodium chicken broth instead of water.
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Comes in a touch over 400 calories with plenty of healthy nutrients and protein. Very filling as well.
I put these things out here sometimes for anyone interested in what it takes to maintain the most important piece of equipment here at HEP
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#1904 1 year ago

No beer in the fridge for the evening so I will ruck up to the shop and grab some.

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#1905 1 year ago

I cut through the church on the way to the shop.
It may sound a bit morbid but the cemetery always intrigues me a bit.
It is really old and puts a stamp on some of the areas history.
Some of the markers are from the mid 1800s and up.I would capture that but it may be disrespectful. A5764831-ABC8-471C-B3B1-E6E0BE3B5252 (resized).jpeg
One of the biggest obstacles in traveling to the shop on foot is the road itself.
There are stretches with little shoulder and visibility.
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There are also things to consider like your timing
You want to be clear of this pothole anytime a car is coming as they will try to swerve around it.
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Finally you pick back up a little shoulder and breathing room.
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Almost there.

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#1906 1 year ago

We made it to the warehouse.
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As promised it is pretty close to the house. Takes a little while though with the 35lb ruck weight and sketchy conditions. 6D4917B1-7EED-49FB-BCE8-BA1225846642 (resized).jpeg

Warehouse is a bit chaotic right now inside
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Going with this one

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#1907 1 year ago

Time to head back home.

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#1908 1 year ago

Covert beer rescue mission underway and with live reports...

#1909 1 year ago

How long does the stout beer have to rest after a jog home,
before you dare open it?
Also how much are avocados (med size) in NC?

#1910 1 year ago

Trip back home was uneventful.
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I do like to study the litter as I walk past it.
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I did also find this one ironic.
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There was one short moment of concern when this pack of cyclists past me right at pothole time. F5D5F1A8-E0DA-4164-8BF7-21BE0BAAC0F0 (resized).jpeg737836FA-67F6-4A90-B5E9-D937461ACBA9 (resized).jpeg

Back up the big hill into the safety and serenity of the church parking lot
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Made it back home. Found a way To spend an hour doing something that could have taken 10 minutes. This is a common practice of mine
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Beer will rest long enough for me to take a shower and plot my next move. It will be pinball related no doubt I get bored quickly.

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#1911 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

How long does the stout beer have to rest after a jog home,
before you dare open it?
Also how much are avocados (med size) in NC?

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The only thing more expensive around here than paint is groceries
That’s a week and it doesn’t include beer or fish !

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#1912 1 year ago

4 o’clock is a good time on Sunday.

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#1913 1 year ago

There is just something about Gulden Draak that puts me to sleep.

Maverick is nice enough to just deal with it although he looks like he wants to escape.

Needless to say nothing productive has happened but it’s Sunday and I did rebuild a few connectors

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#1914 1 year ago

Okay. I got plenty of time outdoors and rest yesterday so back to pinball.

My EBD rebuild room is a wreck.
This is one of the things I find very frustrating when using multiple games and processes to build one shining example.

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#1915 1 year ago

The best way I have found to deal with this isn’t just to simply clean up and reorganize.
That takes time and doesn’t further the project.
Instead I will work the room clean by building and placing the larger items or those that bring the most clutter and closing out any details needed so I can remove the old parts from the room I have been using for reference.

In this case the old head is target 1
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Getting the lamp panel mounted to the head would be 2
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This would make it possible to eliminate target 3 which are numerous displays brackets and boards.
Goal is to permanently eliminate the clutter not just shuffle it around.

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#1916 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Around $1.80 for a good med sized one

Heck I thought they were expensive here in Oregon at $0.75 to$1.00 on average for a medium Avocado (Large are about $1.50 each)
That's one thing I miss about Calif, as they were about half that much.
Bananas here are about $0.59 to 0.69 per lb.
Though dozen Large grade A eggs are cheap here ($0.99 to $1.25 per dozen)

Gala Apples are $0.99 to $1.49 per lb most of the time. Course those are mostly local.

#1917 1 year ago

Surprised you dont use a ratchet crimper much easier to use

#1918 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

One of the biggest obstacles in traveling to the shop on foot is the road itself.
There are stretches with little shoulder and visibility.

Good to see you're being extra-careful. Stephen King got badly injured and almost killed in 1999 as he was taking his daily walk on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5.

#1919 1 year ago
Quoted from lb1:

Good to see you're being extra-careful. Stephen King got badly injured and almost killed in 1999 as he was taking his daily walk on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5.

that's chris, super careful. he hasn't posted his running attire outfit which looks something like this:
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#1920 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

that's chris, super careful. he hasn't posted his running attire outfit which looks something like this:
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Wait until you actually see it. It is pretty loud.

#1921 1 year ago

I incorporated the buss tap for the lamp boards into the newly added junction since I had one empty spot.
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This made it possible to place the backbox lamp panel.
Get the old head out and start getting the room back.

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#1922 1 year ago

I was getting worried, that was the dirtiest and cluttered I have seen your shop.

#1923 1 year ago

what exactly is a "buss tap"?

#1924 1 year ago

when you take the games apart and have a million bits and bobs how do you know what goes where when putting it back together? as many parts could sort of fit in a number of places? especially screws and bolts, posts etc...

#1925 1 year ago

As is typical in these threads I am slightly amused. Your idea of a "big mess" is about 100X neater than most people's normal work area.

#1926 1 year ago

Time to put a little work in on my Whirlwind Cabinet.
I got it based the other day but then continued on with the Spirit cabinet to stencil completion because I didn’t want two cleared/wet cabinet in one room.

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#1927 1 year ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Surprised you dont use a ratchet crimper much easier to use

the red arrows ARE ratcheting crimpers.. and the good types

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The other two pair are probably his goto for round pin crimps. Tool on far right is a self tensioning wire stripper.

#1928 1 year ago

Where in the world is this heading?

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#1929 1 year ago

White.

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#1930 1 year ago

Yellow and orange fade.

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#1931 1 year ago

Unmasked that.

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#1932 1 year ago

Blue fades.

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#1933 1 year ago

Blue fades unmasked.

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#1934 1 year ago

Dark gray accents.

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#1935 1 year ago

Dark gray unmasked.
Ready to clear the first time.

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#1936 1 year ago

That looks amazing

#1937 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Dark gray unmasked.
Ready to clear the first time.
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Wow.

#1938 1 year ago

Absolutely stellar work as always! The Whirlwind will be absolutely amazing!

#1939 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

the red arrows ARE ratcheting crimpers.. and the good types
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The other two pair are probably his goto for round pin crimps. Tool on far right is a self tensioning wire stripper.

Thanks!!

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#1940 1 year ago

Cleared for the first time

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#1941 1 year ago

Wow, now that stencil set is not for the faint of heart! Impressive, most impressive!

#1942 1 year ago

Normally I love everything I see you do but I have to honestly say I like the original art on Whirlwind better than this art package. I don't know exactly why but this art just doesn't do it for me? Maybe I'll like it better when machines is all together but right now I just don't like this as well as the original art.

Regardless - the finish and level of detail is great as always - just not an art package I would want on my machine.

Taking a step back I have to say the black on the Addams Family ramps & stuff made me want to change ours over to black - in my eyes that looked over the top GREAT!

#1943 1 year ago

Excellent job!!
That stencil takes skill to have it look the way you did it. Great job blending.

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#1944 1 year ago

Thanks for the positive comments on the Whirlwind cabinet.
I always know that anytime there is a change from the original some will like it others will not and that is why I rarely ask or respond to opinions.
In this case the owner specifically wanted something different and he wanted it painted “HEP style” not decaled.
The art package was created for me by my friend Jeff Miller/Pinball Pimp and I took that art stencil package and chose my own colors and shading techniques to be complimentary to the original and still work well with the color pallet of the playfield and translite.
This particular Whirlwind isn’t just about building a nice Whirlwind it is about creating a special one.
I definitely have an eye and a sense for these things and without a doubt I personally could not be happier with how it is turning out thus far.

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#1945 1 year ago

Looks great....but still needs something. The area above the Whirlwind writing on the cabinet is too big, blue, and empty......

#1946 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks for the positive comments on the Whirlwind cabinet.
I always know that anytime there is a change from the original some will like it others will not and that is why I rarely ask or respond to opinions.
In this case the owner specifically wanted something different and he wanted it painted “HEP style” not decaled.
The art package was created for me by my friend Jeff Miller/Pinball Pimp and I took that art stencil package and chose my own colors and shading techniques to be complimentary to the original and still work well with the color pallet of the playfield and translite.
This particular Whirlwind isn’t just about building a nice Whirlwind it is about creating a special one.
I definitely have an eye and a sense for these things and without a doubt I personally could not be happier with how it is turning out thus far.

Chris,

I knew you had your reasons for what you did and as I said above it just wasn't "for me" but the workmanship is your typical over the top workmanship. After following your post for several years I have to honestly say this is the first time I have seen something you have done that I didn't love. I know it is personal taste and all that really counts is what you customer thinks so don't worry about what I said earlier. I probably should have just kept that comment to myself but if everyone liked the same thing the world would be a very different place. We are long past Henry Ford's all cars should be painted black and that is why things are not boring. But some people still like black cars!

Keep up the great work & I can't wait to see the next one.

#1947 1 year ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Looks great....but still needs something. The area above the Whirlwind writing on the cabinet is too big, blue, and empty......

Siderails

#1948 1 year ago

I *knew* you were going to say that.......still.....

#1949 1 year ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

Chris,
I knew you had your reasons for what you did and as I said above it just wasn't "for me" but the workmanship is your typical over the top workmanship. After following your post for several years I have to honestly say this is the first time I have seen something you have done that I didn't love. I know it is personal taste and all that really counts is what you customer thinks so don't worry about what I said earlier. I probably should have just kept that comment to myself but if everyone liked the same thing the world would be a very different place. We are long past Henry Ford's all cars should be painted black and that is why things are not boring. But some people still like black cars!
Keep up the great work & I can't wait to see the next one.

Thanks I understand and expect that or what might be better etc etc.
I have done all kinds of things like painting a brand new Mercedes ML 320 camouflage , ghost flames on a old vette,Centaur silver,Fire black and countless other things. All for hire and by request. Not one single time in any of those efforts has it been universally loved or hated. It is just how things go when you deviate from what people are used to.
There are lots of factors and limitations involved in both making the changes and what you can reasonably do also.
I enjoy it.

#1950 1 year ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I *knew* you were going to say that.......still.....

Big System 11 siderails?

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