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    LOL Terra! Unfortunately it was behind my house when a tree come down on it. The tree caused major damage to my house and obliterated the coffin Mine wasn't nearly as sturdy as yours is. I used a lot less bracing and pretty much winged it when I built it. When I build the next 2 or 3 I need, I will follow this tutorial!

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    This is EXACTLY what I needed to see. I had a plan in mind for making a coffin out of pallet wood, and now I know I'm on the right track...

    And the idea of a groundbreaker... that will be one of my last-minute projects, with a smaller bit of coffin pushing above ground with a zombie arm coming out.

    Not much money for adding stuff this year, but this will work great!

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    That looks great! When I made mine (entirely out of plywood) I didn't know what kind of hinges to use so I grabbed the kind like you'd put on a bathroom door. So there's a huge gap along the back. I haven't painted it yet, so I could change them out & patch the holes.

    I also plan to make a groundbreaker coffin for myself this year & a full one for my sister, so I'll keep your ideas in mind!

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    Neat surprise to see this old thread again. Happy to hear that it's been helpful to you both. This was my very first tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terra View Post
    Neat surprise to see this old thread again. Happy to hear that it's been helpful to you both. This was my very first tutorial!
    Great tutorial! I "borrowed" a few ideas for my pallet wood Toe Pincher too...!

    Thank ye matey, from the bottom of me scurvy heart......"One Eye'd" Mick

    The ships' doctor warned me that I've been partaking in too much wine, women and song and told me that I should cut back a bit.........I am really going to miss the singing.....

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    Ooooh, pretty (in a coffin way I mean) Love the accented wood grain.

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    glad it was brought up again....saving for prop ideas!!! Love your tutorials
    "We accommodate the living, but who shall accommodate the dead?"

    "We say haunted, but we mean the house has gone insane."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terra View Post
    Ooooh, pretty (in a coffin way I mean) Love the accented wood grain.
    Thanks!

    It is a "Work in progress" and my first try at building a Toe Pincher. I need to add a bit of chain and some rope handles...I accented the wood grain by "Flame painting" the wood with a propane torch....I think it ages the wood nicely....!
    Thank ye matey, from the bottom of me scurvy heart......"One Eye'd" Mick

    The ships' doctor warned me that I've been partaking in too much wine, women and song and told me that I should cut back a bit.........I am really going to miss the singing.....

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    Hmm, so would pallet wood be good for a more square/rectangle MIB?? There's TONS of these right close to my work place I can have for free.. Maybe abscond a few and build my MIB that way?
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    Yeah, I would think so. I loved the pallet wood because it was already so old and beat-up.

 

 
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