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Not exactly a parts list, but here are the instructions I followed

http://www.freewebs.com/waringthin/Club%20doings/Making%20A%20Cheap%20Static%20Grass%20Applicator.doc


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see

http://www.009.cd2.com/flyswat.htm

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Dave D wrote: Noch now offers a cone end for the Grassmaster which can be purchased separately.

Now it can be used with more precision than before.

Here is a link through Scenic Express.

http://www.sceneryexpress.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NH60132

I bought the Noch Grassmaster together with a friend, so half costs for each.

It works fine.



I found for me, that it is good to apply the grass on a uneven surface, if you want to avoid a golf lawn look. In the shown example I used "iceland moss" for the ground.

Also, I used dark green and faded grass fibers together.

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http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=fly+swatter&Submit=Go

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Easy static grass seems to be a lot down to the right tools.

Anyone got any favorite commercial or DIY applicators they've used ?

:moose:

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Si...in an old Narrow Gauge Down Under, a fellow showed how to make a grass applicator for about $10 (US or AUS) which did what the 'spensive job does! Just don't tell anybody about this!

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Hi all!

I designed my own Grassmaster. 


I 3D printed it on my own printer and bought the electronics online.


It's assembled now.






First test of the home-built grassmaster with a 9 volt battery for power and Woodland scenics short grass.






Tomorrow I will test with the 12 volt trafo and longer grass.


I was surprised how strong the static field is. 

The hair on my hand stands straight up when I get close ... The grass gets really dense and stands up really nice.


This project gives a good result. 

The cost was really affordable. 


When summarizing every component and the material for the 3D print, it cost me roughly $50!

Under half of what equal products on the market costs with the same specs.




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Hi Michael :wave:



Sounds like a great bit of DIY to me ! :thumb:

Do you have the schematic for the electronics you used ?



:)



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Sure, here's the original article.http://www.bouldercreekrailroad.com/static-grass-applicator.html



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I watched the video and that was cool and then I noticed youtube had a bunch of other videos that looked interesting, including some making the same device with a bugzapper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHxDH8PyAzA

HF has these zappers for $3.99 and the strainer can't be more than about that a couple of buck. At 12:40 he compares it against a $270 device sold by Walthers...

Guess I'm going to HF...




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