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The Claytorian Basement Remodel


By RyanClaytor

1 year ago



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    #201 1 year ago

    Can't wait to see it. I think your future is so bright your gonna need to wear shades........LOL.

    John

    #202 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Can't wait to see it. I think your future is so bright your gonna need to wear shades........LOL.
    John

    It's the only way I'll be able to win at that puck bowler that's going right next to the neon.

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    #203 1 year ago

    Let’s play some pinball.

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    #204 1 year ago

    I'd assume it will have a dim/bright switch?

    #205 1 year ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    I'd assume it will have a dim/bright switch?

    Some you can and some you can't. Hopefully Ryan planned for it though. Can't wait to see it, neon is king!!

    John

    #206 1 year ago

    I know the Claytor's Arcade neon sign is expensive but it will be worth every penny.

    When I win the lottery I will ask your guy to do a sign for Pecos' Palatial Pinball Parlour. He might be able to or want to retire after doing that one! "You can't win if you don't play", so that will be never!

    As we have seen, a lot of thought went into this beauty - getting excited for you, Ryan!

    #207 1 year ago

    Love neon! I have a neon light in almost every room!

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    #208 1 year ago

    just found this thread Ryan, awesome gameroom build thread and love the sweet neon design - will look fantastic once complete and installed. Enjoy

    #209 1 year ago

    Evidently the neon guy works on Saturdays...

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    ...because I just received an image of this "pile."

    ("Pile" = his word, not mine.)

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    #210 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    future is so bright your gonna need to wear shades

    #211 1 year ago

    A Monday update!

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    ...and a wiring diagram.

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    #212 1 year ago

    That room is going too GLOW!

    #214 1 year ago

    Awesome

    #215 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    A Monday update!
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    ...and a wiring diagram.
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    Looks amazing Ryan! Will look even better on the wall. Your Neon Guy works pretty quickly and looks to do very nice work!

    Looking forward to seeing it completed.

    Chris

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    #216 1 year ago

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    Wow. Monday was a busy day! I received this image of all the neon test fit onto the sign backer (which has been painted to match the color of my basement wall). The next step is wiring, which will involved taking everything off the board, threading all the wires through the board, an reattaching everything a second time. From my understanding, if the wiring doesn't fit quite right it'll have to be done a third time.

    T-minus 2 days and counting...

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    #217 1 year ago

    I have a countdown to my retirement date underway...somehow I'm anticipating the culmination this countdown even more...

    #218 1 year ago

    Admiration and envy here. I'm still tussling with insulation. Then flooring reinforcement and leveling. Then drywalling and finish. Then paint. Then lighting. Then floor covering. And THEN I'll finally have the games out of the living room... next spring is it? geez

    Perfect choice on the neon design. Certainly the most Claytorian, and most impressive in size too.

    CAIN'T WAIT to see it all a-blinky!

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    #219 1 year ago
    Quoted from NicoVolta:

    CAIN'T WAIT to see it all a-blinky!

    Received this video last night:

    ...asked if the flippers could be animated so that they alternate the flippage (rather than double-flipping). Neon guy said that wouldn't be a problem and that he'd fix it in the morning. This guy is rad.

    Don't want to encourage chimp-flipping in the Claytor Arcade...at least not with a demonstration on the sign. All play styles are welcome, though.

    T-minus 1 day and counting until installation...

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    #220 1 year ago

    ...and true to his word, Neon master sent over this morning edition as I was publishing that last video:

    Aw yeah.

    #221 1 year ago

    This is SO awesome! What a unique piece to have in the gameroom!

    Chris

    #222 1 year ago

    Looks so much better without the double flips. Good call.

    #223 1 year ago

    Glorious

    #224 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    Don't want to encourage chimp-flipping in the Claytor Arcade...

    That made me laugh out loud in my office. Looks great. Congrats!

    #225 1 year ago

    Looks great! Fun thread to follow. Thanks for sharing.

    #226 1 year ago

    So, I have intentionally been avoiding this thread till a later date so I could watch the whole build process at once. Had I known it would evolve into a neon sign creation thread, I would’ve been following daily!

    Awesome Ryan, worth the entire basement remodel just for this one piece!

    #227 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rody:

    Had I known it would evolve into a neon sign creation thread, I would’ve been following daily!

    Welcome to the same thing the rest of us are doing. I can't wait to see this thing installed. The videos were awesome, but the real install is the treat.

    #228 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    ...and true to his word, Neon master sent over this morning edition as I was publishing that last video:

    Aw yeah.

    60FPS FOR 2019 MAN

    LOL ok fine fine just makes the final reveal all the more special. Serious props Ryan-o. That is pure intention leaping into glorious electric reality. Doesn't get any better than that.

    #229 1 year ago

    I, quite literally, had dreams about moving games into our new space last night.

    T-minus 2 hours to install...

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    #230 1 year ago

    <anxiously waiting for installation updates>

    #232 1 year ago

    You asked for it!

    I've seen it and it's really cool...the sign I mean. Ok, the show is cool too.

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    #233 1 year ago

    9:30am rolled around and the maestro of neon rolled up exactly as he said he would.

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    Wow! Quite a sight to behold in person, seeing that massive sign lying in the bed of his truck.

    Neon fellow brought his son along for the install and the three of us shuffled it through my garage, into our house, and down to the basement.

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    This thing required 8 transformers. *phew*

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    They got measuring in short order...

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    ...and once it was ready to go up, the son and I held the sign while the black belt of neon went around securing it.

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    #234 1 year ago

    Then it was time to step back and admire the fruits of all our labor...

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    MY GOSH!!! It's really quite mesmerizing. We all just sort of stood back and took it in for a while. Enjoy the animated glow with us, won't you?

    So, I've been getting some inquiries about who I went to in order to make this happen. Honestly, I've been waiting until the final install to say anything, but EV-ER-Y STEP of this process has been so silky smooth. He's done exactly what he told me he would, when he told me he would, came in on budget, gave me a heck of an education while we he was at it, and was an awfully nice guy to boot. So for those of you interested in getting something like this done for your basements/gamerooms/arcades, the master of neon is Josh, and here's his info:

    Josh Goodacre
    517.420.1207

    He's interested in doing more custom work like this, so hit him up! I can't recommend him highly enough. He made all my neon hopes and dreams come true, and I can only assume he'll do the same for you.

    Once we were done basking in the neon glory, I asked Josh and son if I could take them out to lunch, so we went to a great local eatery together:

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    At the end of the meal, Josh politely reminded me he needed the balance of the sign paid. Like a doof, I was so keyed-up about the sign that I forgot my checkbook back home. I felt bad making Josh drive BACK to my house with me after we just left, but once we were home and I cut him a check he asked me if he could go down and see the sign one more time.

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    It was pretty great seeing that Josh was just as enthralled with the piece as I was.

    Man, this thing is SO COOL!!!

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    Alright, guys, that's gonna bring the neon updates to a conclusion. I'll leave you with a few close-ups of Josh's handiwork...

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    ...and of course, the customary dance break:

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    Thanks, all, for following and chiming in on this thread. Some more to come, but this is certainly a highlight.

    #235 1 year ago

    Spectacular!!!!!!!

    #236 1 year ago

    Way cool Ryan, so happy for you!

    #237 1 year ago

    Looks amazing Ryan. Now get those machines moved it!

    #238 1 year ago

    So tastefull!
    Congrats

    #239 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    At the end of the meal, Josh politely reminded me he needed the balance of the sign paid.

    Should've messed with him and said with a straight face "oh, I thought lunch would cover it. That's all the money I have."

    #240 1 year ago

    Looks great Ryan, and enjoy!!

    John

    #241 1 year ago

    Awesome sign!

    #242 1 year ago

    Looks awesome Ryan, congrats

    #243 1 year ago

    That came out PERFECTLY!!!!

    #244 1 year ago

    Perfect! Looks amazing.

    #245 1 year ago

    That is SOOOoO cool!

    #246 1 year ago

    Beautiful Sign, makes the space! Will look terrific with pins lining the walls!

    #247 1 year ago

    Looks great, but this is bullshit.... I'm gonna miss this thread!

    #248 1 year ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Spectacular!!!!!!!

    Quoted from Rody:

    Way cool Ryan, so happy for you!

    Quoted from jeffsgames:

    Looks amazing Ryan.

    Quoted from Thor-NL:

    So tastefull!
    Congrats

    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Looks great Ryan, and enjoy!!
    John

    Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

    Awesome sign!

    Quoted from swinks:

    Looks awesome Ryan, congrats

    Quoted from LargemouthAss:

    That came out PERFECTLY!!!!

    Quoted from roar:

    Perfect! Looks amazing.

    Quoted from RocketFromTombs:

    That is SOOOoO cool!

    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Beautiful Sign, makes the space! Will look terrific with pins lining the walls!

    Sincerely, thank you. I'll also pass these sentiments along to Josh.

    Quoted from jeffsgames:

    Now get those machines moved it!

    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Will look terrific with pins lining the walls!

    That's tomorrow! (Thanks in advance, @paddlepaw !)

    Quoted from yancy:

    Should've messed with him and said with a straight face "oh, I thought lunch would cover it. That's all the money I have."

    Ha-ha! Now I know how to "pay" you once I order the next copy of Scoregasm Master.

    Quoted from yzfguy:

    Looks great, but this is bullshit.... I'm gonna miss this thread!

    *LOL* Most memorable response of the day. Gave the wife and I a hearty chortle, @yzfguy !

    #249 1 year ago

    That thin is so cool.
    I would put it on a motion detection outlet so It will turn on anytime I was in the room!

    #250 1 year ago

    The neon turned out freakin' amazing Ryan! Massive props to both you for the design and the neon guy for the craftsmanship! When do you start your side-gig in neon design?

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