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HEP This Week 6-10-19


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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

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#3301 30 days ago

Your wife is saint, putting up with maybe the most high-maintenance family of all time.

#3302 30 days ago

Even your shop vac looks like you tumbled it for extra shine

#3303 29 days ago

SHAME, That kettle ball has rust on it!!
We do need to have a talk though about what vacation is, and all that work out equipment you are bringing!
Great job on being a Awesome dad!!!

#3304 29 days ago

Powdercoat or plate that kettle ball! It has to absolutely kill your OCD.

#3305 29 days ago

Maverick is being high maintenance 207miles down 160 to go.

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#3306 29 days ago
Quoted from robotron911:

Powdercoat or plate that kettle ball! It has to absolutely kill your OCD.

It bothers me but they are cast iron and when you drip sweat on them it happens.
I have had that one for about 7 years now. They don’t wear out

#3307 29 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It bothers me but they are cast iron and when you drip sweat on them it happens.

Forget the handle. The bottom, clean all the rust off. Melt parafin wax on it, rub in real good.

LTG : )

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#3308 28 days ago

After a long drive yesterday often in the middle of nowhere. 0BEDC552-018B-4EE9-A3C9-F71E9C15BBE2 (resized).jpeg
We arrived 79552C66-5081-4A36-92D8-46531816B935 (resized).jpeg

Plenty of room there are just 6 of us including Maverick. 282727AD-CF54-48E4-B03F-3F39D2BC42D8 (resized).jpeg

Maverick makes himself right at home as usual 3300A7B9-4DF6-4B2F-91B5-2647D7BC25CD (resized).jpeg

After we unpack there is just enough daylight to catch a glimpse out the window.
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Too late and tired to deal with eating out or going to the store so I settle for a container of fresh local jumbo lump crab meat and a Rochefort 10 both right out of the container

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#3309 28 days ago

Is that Virginia Beach on the coast?

#3310 28 days ago

High End Holiday

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#3311 21 days ago

Back from vacation.
I had a great time as usual.
House was nice I go to the same one every year. It is easier because I know what to expect. This is just the family area 2B407695-8743-44B8-8BCE-B6DDFF7E5341 (resized).jpeg
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View was great on all fronts
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Got in the pool
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Got sun burnt happens fast when you start out that white
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Chilled out with Maverick both pool side
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And in the swing
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Spent lots of time with the boys
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Ate off the taco truck with Marshall
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Closed it out with the Big Ass Money stout and that is just a brief overview.
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Forgot fighting a sand crab for my bike one day

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#3312 21 days ago

Man that looks like a great time. Can’t wait for our family trip now this year.

#3313 20 days ago

The new addition is pretty much functional now.

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#3314 20 days ago

Going to try and get the old section back up and running.
I have been rebuilding these explosion proof lights for weeks.
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It involves cleaning the overspray off. image (resized).jpg
Installing new plunger sockets
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#3315 20 days ago

New bulbs image (resized).jpg
Tested
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Ready to mount.
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That is the hard part they are heavy.
I devolped a system though.
First I made a drilling template. That perfectly mimics the mounting bracket.
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#3316 20 days ago

Template is placed.
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Holes made.
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Light is wrestled onto scaffold
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Wife is using her assets(short/stout we know I love stouts :-)to hold the light in place while I bolt it up. What a women!C69098AA-EC20-47B3-B8AE-FC691A508B6C (resized).jpeg
Wired with vaporproof fittings for the now prep only room
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3 lights up giving me a net of 7 of the 8 I bought.
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Way brighter in here now.
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#3317 19 days ago

Ok I am officially back to pinball today.
I have my building in a good enough position where I can start just chipping away at what is left to do a little at a time in the background while I focus on pinball.

Going to start today with prepping a Mirco TOM playfield for install.
Mircos latest offerings have addressed some of these things I know to look out for on this particular playfield but I have this one and it needs to be put in my TOM project.
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The main things to catch prior to install will be the lack of a recess for the t nut that sits under the trunk on the topside.
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This is handled by tapping a dowel in the existing hole
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Then using a forstner bit the size of the t nut case

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Run it backwards slowly and firmly through the art and into the first ply
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Now run it forwards through another ply
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Now seat the t nut.

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#3318 19 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Ok I am officially back to pinball today.
I have my building in a good enough position where I can start just chipping away at what is left to do a little at a time in the background while I focus on pinball.
Going to start today with prepping a Mirco TOM playfield for install.
Mircos latest offerings have addressed some of these things I know to look out for on this particular playfield but I have this one and it needs to be put in my TOM project.
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The main things to catch prior to install will be the lack of a recess for the t nut that sits under the trunk on the topside.
[quoted image]
This is handled by tapping a dowel in the existing hole
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Then using a forstner bit the size of the t nut case
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Run it backwards slowly and firmly through the art and into the first ply
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Now run it forwards through another ply
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Now seat the t nut.[quoted image]

It sure is easier watching someone else do it... I appreciate you outlining this procedure for me a few days ago when I asked for some help...I didnt have the stones to drill it like you suggested and ended up doing it with a dremel.... took a little over an hour.

After seeing how easy you did it, I guess I should have given it a try...
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Just started to repopulate my playfield, I will be following along closely...

#3319 19 days ago

Next issue is the clear is prone to cracking when installing the screws.
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The solution is to cut the clear around the holes so the screws can not lift the clear edges.
Starting here as an example
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First a larger bit
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Run backwards

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That is step 1
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Step 2 a smaller bit
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Run forwards
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Now we have a better hole
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Next we insert a screw to pre tap the holes this entire process is done on each and every screw hole.
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#3320 19 days ago

The other issue with this particular playfield not all just this very one is the inserts.
Some have settled a bit
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Two have some minor cracking
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The solution to this will be to thoroughly sand and then lightly reclear.
By doing that I will also get the advantage of sealing up my drill holes and newly made t nut recess. .

#3321 19 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

It sure is easier watching someone else do it... I appreciate you outlineing this procedure for me a few days ago when I asked for some help...I didnt have the stones to drill it like you suggested and ended up doing it with a dremel.... took a little over an hour.
After seeing how easy you did it, I guess I should have given it a try...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

It probably looks easier than it is but if you have a steady hand and a good skill base it isn’t too bad.
No matter what you figured it out and got it done within your own comfort zone. That’s all that really matters.

#3322 19 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The solution to this will be to thoroughly sand and then lightly reclear.
By doing that I will also get the advantage of sealing up my drill holes and newly made t nut recess. .

Will those lines disappear without touch up colors ?

#3323 19 days ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Will those lines disappear without touch up colors ?

They may or may not depending on what that crack is. If it is just in the clear from a minor shift yes. If it is deeper than touch up will be needed.

#3324 19 days ago

Ready to sand the TOM playfield.
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These bright lights help highlight the concerns

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#3325 19 days ago

TOM playfield is thoroughly sanded.
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The inserts are flattened out.
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After I chemically clean it I can decide if the two inserts with the hairline cracks require touch up or not.

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#3326 19 days ago

TOM playfield is cleaned. image (resized).jpg
I will do some minor touch ups to the inserts that were noted. image (resized).jpg

I will also leave the newly recessed t nut in place but roughly paint it to match the surrounding art.
Of note I will thread a screw from underneath in there before clearing so the threads stay clean. image (resized).jpg

#3327 19 days ago

Touch ups are complete
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T nut is roughed in just an effort to make it blend in not over the top or anything.

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#3328 19 days ago

TOM is ready to clear.

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#3329 19 days ago

Next up is A CPR Harlem Globetrotters.
This was labeled and sold as a silver.
Not sure I agree with the ranking of it but it does beat the hell out of reworking a blown out one.
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The biggest flaw is this.
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Other than that it is stuff like this. image (resized).jpg
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Registration is a little suspect on these few inserts up top but I will probably leave that alone because fixing them would throw the symmetry off.it is something I see often on all types of playfields originals,NOS other repros etc. Some can be fixed easily. That is mainly circles but this type of arrow is less forgiving.
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The good thing is the yellow lens meshes with the wood better than if it were green or red or something like that making it pretty tough to notice in general. Not expecting a gold for a silver price either so it is ok. I will fix what I can improve. image (resized).jpg

The last issue is the easiest. Clear is grainy. Just from typical absorption. I am sure it was slick when initially applied.
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#3330 19 days ago

Harlem Globetrotters is sanded 8A0E3BC0-C45B-4DFD-B932-9512D2952655 (resized).jpeg
Now cleaned.
Basically each insert needs just a touch of black here or there. Very minor but also very consistent.

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#3331 19 days ago

Black touch up is done.

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#3332 19 days ago

I just filled in the white because it will be covered by a post once built.
I could easily enough fill it sand it mask color match and paint the entire area but it is not the best use of my time and resources outside of just the photo op. It would be worth doing if this were a playfield only job though because of the presentation of it. image (resized).jpg
Red is done.
I fixed the O with red only leaving a slight barb in the white that is within the screening.
This should look nice once cleared. I would not touch the white up to try and get rid of the small barb because the white touch up will float on the surface and make it look worse not better.
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Globetrotters is ready to clear.

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#3333 19 days ago

Final playfield for today is the IpB CV
I did the ground work to this just before I shut my old paint room down now I can finish it.
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Clear has settled.
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The light blue in the JTC insert needs to be done. image (resized).jpg
Other than that I have done what I could on the first pass.

#3334 19 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

T nut is roughed in just an effort to make it blend in not over the top or anything.

Holy shit, I still had to look for it.

#3335 19 days ago

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Cleaned B2C3D3E7-4751-4FAB-9459-B8B13137387E (resized).jpeg
JTC masked. This is a really tedious cut. So many angles some tiny.
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A slightly darker shade is mixed so it will cover the red bleed through without repeated coats.
That is an important detail because with cuts like those heavy edges would basically ruin it.
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JTC unmasked playfield is ready to clear.

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#3336 19 days ago

Red bleed-through is so bad I thought that part was supposed to be a different color. After your touch-up it's obvious what it was intended to look like all along.

#3337 19 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

Red bleed-through is so bad I thought that part was supposed to be a different color. After your touch-up it's obvious what it was intended to look like all along.

Thanks.
Playfields are cleared. Very first clears in the new section so there are a few small specs of dust from all the cracks and crevices of the new construction but after a couple more jobs and some fine tuning should be back to normal and better than ever.

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#3338 19 days ago

Back to my LOTR build. image (resized).jpg
These are similar to System 11 games to me so I prefer to leave everything together and transfer it.
Unlike later WPC games the harnesses are really intertwined so separating the switch,solenoid ,lamp ,opto harnesses from one another is not practical.

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#3339 19 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Very first clears in the new section so there are a few small specs of dust from all the cracks and crevices of the new construction but after a couple more jobs and some fine tuning should be back to normal and better than ever.

Ah, just spray a lock down coat of clear on them!

#3340 19 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Ah, just spray a lock down coat of clear on them!

That would work

#3341 19 days ago

The LOTR wiring is transferred.
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I will start placing everything as I do I will de colorflood the game. Things like all this blue have to go.

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#3342 18 days ago

We start today off tearing down the rusty WW prototype.

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#3343 18 days ago

This stuff looks like barnacle. It is fuzzy

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#3344 18 days ago

Playfield is out of the WW proto. image (resized).jpg
Can’t get over the rust. Almost every prototype I have done has been a rust or corrosion bucket.

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#3345 18 days ago

About the only thing I can do is break everything down and have it nickel plated. This will greatly increase the workload on an already challenging project but it wouldn’t be worth even the teardown of the game without addressing it.
This means keeping up with some very small parts during the process like the switch brackets.

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#3346 18 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

About the only thing I can do is break everything down and have it nickel plated. This will greatly increase the workload on an already challenging project but it wouldn’t be worth even the teardown of the game without addressing it.
This means keeping up with some very small parts during the process like the switch brackets.[quoted image]

Have you considered buffing and applying collinite 845 wax as a rust inhibitor?

amazon.com link »

Might be faster than plating but not as durable for sure, or as pretty!

I hate corrosion lol

#3347 18 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Have you considered buffing and applying collinite 845 wax as a rust inhibitor?
amazon.com link »
Might be faster than plating but not as durable for sure, or as pretty!
I hate corrosion lol

Never tried that but may in the future.
The good thing about plating is that I can hand it off to someone else and have it brewing in the background while I rework the playfield and other parts.
The bad thing when dealing with the small parts is retapping the screw holes and such once they are done.

#3348 18 days ago

Lunch was great today. New fish shipment arrived
Started out with halibut cheeks seared in olive oil and butter with a little old bay

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Continued with fresh copper river King and Brussels sprouts.
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Finished with a slice of homemade peanut butter pie topped with almonds.
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Will be moving a little slower for the next hour

#3349 18 days ago

Your pinball work is extraordinary, your cooking looks delectable; please tell us something that you are terrible at, just to make the rest of us feel a little bit less inadequate about our own skill sets lol.

On a serious note, thanks for taking the time to document your work online for the rest of us to follow. Its always a treat to get to read.

#3350 18 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Continued with fresh copper river King and Brussels sprouts.

My wife picked up some Copper River salmon last week. Looked in the fridge and saw a $102 package ($39.99/lb) of salmon and almost killed her. On a side note, it was delicious and there is more in the freezer for later.

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