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Zagam
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OK, not really side show related but I'd like to build one of those strength tester games where the marks have a big mallet and try to send a weight up a rope to ring a bell. Does anyone have plans for such a thing? Or failing that, some decent pictures of one I might infer plans from?
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That's a Hi-Striker.

I have some ancient plans for one, but they do require some metalsmithing, some hard-to-source parts, and a lot of "inferring". See them HERE
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Here is where you can get any of the parts you cannot make...

http://www.histriker.com/order2.htm
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Zagam
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Thanx folks. I think I can fudge something from these two sites. I'll probably order the plans as I'm about to buy the Blade Box. For $4 I don't expect much but a jumping off point is nice to have.
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Yeah, you bought the plans. Just because I'm a nice guy, I'll send you the blade box plans as a freebie. Don't anyone else ask, I'm not THAT nice.
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How you doing Ross ..... R the other name ...... I am going to get back into Bally cast soon ....but you ever decide on which name to go with?

I always ask for free stuff it works more than you would think .......

He has always been a nice guy in my eyes ..... (smiles sweetly, winks and taps you on the shoulder saying "you want to give everyone free stuff". Smile
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Doing OK for an old guy.

I've gotta search around and clear my old stage name, "Ross MacRae", off the web. I was born Wayne Keyser, but I hate it, except it's now just too much work to keep up 2 separate identities.

So what the heck do you want for free? I have some OK freebies up most months on the Ballycast pages of recent months.

Want a free laugh?

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Disgraceful! Making light of antigravity!
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Uncle gravity was not pleased either!
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Is it gravity or does the earth just suck?
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D'oh! I just finished my order. I got the Blade Box and Girl in a Fishbowl. Oh well, thatll learn me to check this site before any other. Thanks for the offer though.

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On 2012-07-27 18:31, rossmacrae wrote:
Yeah, you bought the plans. Just because I'm a nice guy, I'll send you the blade box plans as a freebie. Don't anyone else ask, I'm not THAT nice.
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I built the hi-striker from Abe's plans once. Replaced the intire tower with ladder welded up of 1/2" steel conduit, cut a ton of weight. The bell was a VW brake drum. Only bought the track, dasher and mallet.
Be sure to start soaking your mallet in a bucket of water at least a day before plan you use it.
Speaking of soaking things reminds me, a knife throwers back board needs to be soaked and kept wet, packed between wet blankets or towels when it's not up. Learned that from Eddie Miller.
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On 2012-08-05 13:36, ringmaster wrote:
I built the hi-striker from Abe's plans once. Replaced the intire tower with ladder welded up of 1/2" steel conduit, cut a ton of weight. The bell was a VW brake drum. Only bought the track, dasher and mallet.
Be sure to start soaking your mallet in a bucket of water at least a day before plan you use it.
Speaking of soaking things reminds me, a knife throwers back board needs to be soaked and kept wet, packed between wet blankets or towels when it's not up. Learned that from Eddie Miller.


Tea should be wet too and preferably warm.

So why should one soak ones mallet? It's not a uphamism is it? Smile
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I assume it is to make the wood of the handle swell, so the head does not fly off.

I'm a little curious as to why a knife throwers board should be kept wet...
Zagam
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Probably for the same reason people soak log-end dart boards. To avoid splitting and to swell the grain shut after a round. 'Course log-end dart boards should be soaked in beer for it to be considered "proper". But that's a lot of beer not being drunk.
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When I built some small high strikers (8 foot tall) I found some nice loud bells by calling companies that sold fire alarms and other security items. That was one item that when we built it, we always had to consider that the player was always trying to break it -- good welding was paramount.
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