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  1. Pneumatic: Can this be made into a pneumatic prop?

    Halloween Props
    I found this chest in neighbor's trash this morning, and I was wondering if my creature dude could be made to slowly come out of the chest as the lid opens? Creature is made of heavy foam and latex, and I'd have to shave a couple inches off the rear for him to fully fit. Even then, his head...
  2. Static: ideas for this cool feature of cauldron

    Halloween Props
    I'm about to start building cauldron creep prop and have purchased this barrel to serve as the cauldron. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2252470498414744/?ref=messenger_banner The barrel is pretty cool as-is but I may glue a few skulls or bones to it. You have any other ideas? But...
  3. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  4. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  5. Mechanical: Want To Have Coffin Lid Move When Step On Mat

    Halloween Props
    Hi - I created a coffin made out of light wood and I want the lid to go up when the Trick or Treaters step on the mat going up the steps. I am not mechanically or electrically inclined. I was looking on the Monster Guts site and I saw the Monster Prop Power Pack and the Pressure Step Mat that I...
  6. Trying To Make Coffin Lid Go Up When Trick or Treater Steps On Mat

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    Hi - I made a wooden coffin and I would like to have the lid go up and down when someone comes up to the porch. I am not mechanically or electrically inclined. I was looking at Monster Guts Monster Prop Power Pack to make the lid go up and down and I was looking at their pressure step mat to...
  7. Cam for a monster in a box

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I am finishing up my monster in a box and was just trying to get some ideas on how everyone makes the cam wheel for the lid to move Thanks
  8. Live Near A Daiso Store, PLEASE HELP

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi! I'm hoping that someone enear a Daiso store would be willing to help me get something for my collection. I saw this pic online and I would love to add this JOL with the lid to my collection. I have PayPal as well. Thanks Photo credit: hallowenxo
  9. Pneumatic: Animated Toe Pincher

    Halloween Props
    Just threw this together, took about 8 hours. Coffin also has red rope lights inside for a little added effect after dark. Lid rattle pattern is random so it's a little different each time.
  10. Black Substance on lid of fog juice?

    General Halloween
    Halloween time is just around the corner and I started pulling out my decorations from my garage. I pulled out my ground cover and decided to clean it... I was about to clean it with white Vinegar when I opened up my fog juice bottle and saw it had a black mold like substance on the lid. My...
  11. Other: Help Wanted - Re-Creating an Old Prop Monster Barrel

    Halloween Props
    Years ago I made a prop, that for whatever reason I now have no pictures of (My photo hard drive did crash earlier this year). I've got most of my photos back - Yay! Anyway.... when we had our Halloween parties/haunts we went with a different method each year to distinguish who was a guest and...
  12. Mechanical: Animatronic Toe Pincher help

    Halloween Props
    I have all the components needed to lift the lid of my toe pincher, speed controller wiper motor and all. I just need suggestions on how I should go about lifting the lid itself. Should I build a circular type cog that drops on one side? And if so, does any one have a picture or blueprint handy...
  13. High RPM motor with high torque

    I am looking to add a high speed motor to bang the lid on my coffin as a startle effect. Am thinking of making a cam to mound on the output shaft of the motor & adding a spring to the coffin lid to help close it quickly. Now.....where can I find either an AC or DC motor that fits that bill...
  14. Pneumatic: Update to my monster in a box prop

    Halloween Props
    Updated video of my first attempt with pneumatics. Open to suggestions on control of the lid cylinder, it seems to powerful to me. I have one regulator working both cylinders . I installed a flow control on the feed in side of the lid solenoid. When leaving the pressure high enough to raise...
  15. I wrote a poem.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    The Box I found a box. In it lies something valuable. I try to tear the lid off. The lid won't budge. I guess I'll take it with me. I'll try again later. It's lighter than it looks. It's easy to ignore. At the same time, it's a burden. It won't let me do some things. It won't let me...
  16. Mechanical: Please reccomend a motor to lift a coffin lid

    Halloween Props
    I could really use help here, i have tried a reindeer motor (wouldn't budge) and a prop motor from winfield collection. It seems i need something with more power or torque. I made the lid as light as i could using 1/4 inch plywood. I see motors like vent motors and wiper motors, etc. Being...
  17. Other: how to upgrade my box for jack in the box

    Halloween Props
    I'm returning to my box once again this year. My first year in the haunt I would pop out the top and scare people. I broke that box pretty good. This year I'd like to build one where the front will open when I open the lid and close when I close the lid. Ideas?
  18. Wiper Motor for Coffin Lid

    Hello All, We are going to try and lift the lid of our coffin with a wiper motor. We have the wiper motor, and a power supply for it. We are looking for some direction as to how to attach it to the coffin, and make it functional. I usually just let the lid sit sideways, and have fog and a red...
  19. Cheap Light Cans Build

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So I went to Home Depot yesterday to pick up a couple of those $5 spotlight sockets you stake in the yard. Low and behold they have a new kind I'd never seen before, and they're only $2 each. They only had four of them, so I got all four, but will be going back for more when they get them. Not...
  20. Prop Showcase: Halloween 2014

    Halloween Props
    The arch way is built out of 1.5" foamboard. The groundbreaker is an idea from my friend. The coffin has a motor that opens and closes the lid.