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Posts posted by Benbu

  1. According to the minecraft wiki:


    "The minimum number of light sources needed to prevent hostile mob spawning in the Overworld is difficult to determine because light decreases in all three dimensions. Given a perfectly flat plane or floor, the cheapest and easiest solution is to place torches on the floor in a diamond pattern, with 5 blocks in-between each torch diagonally."


    I think, in my games, I've done less lighting than that, and had no problems, but that should work for ya!

  2. Or, if you can't find ocelot(s), build a fence a distance away from your house.  Use a lot of torches to light up your new "yard".  Stuff shouldn't spawn in the torch-lit area, and you'll be able to see creepers outside the fence, to shoot with arrows!

  3. Just hopping on this thread to say thanks.  Due to all of you, and a friend of mine, I'm also now playing minecraft.  I got it Saturday morning, and it pretty much took up my whole weekend.  


    Creepy tall black dudes?  With purple sparkles?  Endermen, would be my guess.  I've seen a couple in my house's basement (it's rather large, and eventually ends up in the caves below.


    Speaking of stuff, is there any way to get a lot of redstone (in survival mode?).  I'm hoping there's a better answer, rather than just "mine a lot, deep in the earth".

  4. While Christmas is a while away, I figured I'd get everybody's ideas now.  I made several Celtic Star ornaments before Christmas last year, and handed them to friends and family.  My mother in particular loved them, and asked for many, for the tree next year.  


    So far I'm working on making 50 of the Celtic Stars.  Working on ideas for more ornaments (chain covered balls, etc), and tinsel (garlands?) for the tree, as well.  


    The one thing I'd love to make would be something that went on the top of the tree.  Any ideas on a weave/weaves that would support a chain something (probably stretched around some wire) that would fit the bill?

  5. He was rather surprised. Everybody there got a big laugh at it, once they figured out what I'd done. I was crowned the gift wrapping king. At least until another friend of ours decides to weld steel plates together to wrap something. Took him a while, but he finally got one end open. He kept the rest, so he's still got a chainmaile pouch.

  6. Like I think I mentioned earlier, I have a friend who loves to wrap presents to make them hard to get to. Had the thought earlier this year about trying to return the favor, and incorporating my newest hobby.

    16g 1/4" stainless steel rings. The small edges aren't that well done (and I'm sure there are lots of bad closures at the ends. Those were hard to close).

    Still, I think that one will be a little difficult to unwrap.


  7. Finally got it finished tonight. Took a long time, but I'm very excited about the finished product! 18g 3/16" Bright aluminum, byzantine weave, and 16 pairs of TRL's 4mm Plated - Magnetic Hematite magnets. Found the web picture, made a larger copy, measured it out, and made 40 or so lengths of byz, from 1" to 8", then started weaving them together. Hit a small snag when I realized that attaching byzantine to byzantine would mean I couldn't place the chains exactly where I'd drawn them, but I prevailed. Going to be a gift for a friend who really loves Halloween.