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  1. Other: Recommending PVC Pipe Cutter for prop building

    Halloween Props
    Last year I had some large size PVC pipe to cut and wanted a clean cut without all the plastic debris from sawing. Not being someone with a lot of tools or being handy constructing things, I ended up buying an Orbit "1/2 inch-to-2 inch PVC cutting tool" from Home Depot. A bit on the pricey side...
  2. Long time haunter and ex F/X guy

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, I have been doing home haunts for a long time. In my former life I was an F/X artist for a bunch of films in the 90's - early 2000's; I worked on makeup F/X and animatronics for Starship Troopers, Blade, Mimic, Alien Resurrection, 300, etc. If you have any questions about...
  3. Mechanical: Motor to lift guillotine "blade"

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, first time poster, relatively new to Halloween prop making. I made a guillotine with wood blade (which is covered by sheet metal) and would like to automate the lift and dropping of the blade. The blade doesn't need to be lifted very high, maybe 3 feet, and weighs about 20 lb. I would...
  4. Coming Soon. Blade Runner 2029

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm really looking forward to the reboot of Blade Runner, but it occurred to me; many of the members of this forum are too young to remember the original. A breakthrough film for Ridley Scott. But my connection to the old movie goes back even further. In 1968 I was a high school basketball...
  5. Prop Showcase: butcher blade

    Halloween Props
    here is a quick prop I made for my costume this year.
  6. Our 2015 Costumes for Halloween night!

    General Halloween
    Son wanted to go as vampire slayers this year and i have posted some of the props and costumes but here are some pictures of the final display. All the weapons were hand made and i made my sons blade vest. Most everything else was stuff we picked up at the Salvation Army thrift store or good...
  7. Static: Working Guillotine Prop

    Halloween Props
    So I'm building a guillotine as one of my props for this year. I'm going to make it 90% functional (figured I leave out the actual head chopping part). My idea is to make it so that kids and adults can get their heads locked in it, the blade will drop, bit no one will get hurt. Also will...