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  1. Last minute suggestions for three items.

    General Halloween
    Hello! Going over the top this year (weather permitting). I have three groups of items that I am looking for quick and dirty suggestions for use: 1) A half dozen large, lightweight bats, poised for flying, not hanging. I have two tree out front, could theoretically string a ling between, hang...
  2. Static: Gravedigger Stabalize

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I have a pose and stay skeleton still in the box from a few years ago. I may incorporate him into one of my graves I think. i want him holding a shovel with his foot on it as if he was digging it. What is the best way to stabilize him into the ground for this? What have some of you...
  3. Static: Skeleton prop; WIP

    Halloween Props
    A winter project I've been picking away at. Stands a bit under 5 ft tall. The small lantern can be removed if we decide not to display it. The prop uses a piece of 3/4" pvc pipe and will slide over a piece of rebar. Prop is ready for paint as soon as the weather breaks. Will post pics when it's...
  4. Static: Home depot horse mods

    Halloween Props
    I am just curious as to any modifications people had made to the horse. My first thought was that I did not like the support stand and so I was planning to put metal rods in the legs and have them fit over rebar in the ground. But before I started cutting into it I thought I would see if anyone...
  5. Prop Showcase: Witch jar post

    Halloween Props
    We only have two ornamental trees in our front space so not a ton of branches to hang stuff from. Making a few things that we can use to hang our witch lanterns. Finished this one today. Made a simple witch lantern and an "S" hook from a coat hanger. It's built over a piece of 3/4 " pvc and will...
  6. Rebar Removal??

    General Halloween
    The good part of this weeks rain, the rebar will be easier to remove! :) My question is, does anyone have a rebar removing tool?? I've seen and even used a tool to remove metal fence post (snow fence post). Handle with leverage and a chain around the post. There should be a leverage handle...
  7. Static: New Tombstones for 2015

    Halloween Props
    I am slowly ramping up my yard to become a walk through grave yard, but the tombstones that I use are strapped to rebar on the back. Great to look at from the front and definitely not blowing over, but I'm a perfectionist so I don't want people to see the back and ruin the effect. So I devised...
  8. Static: Rebar Trees

    Halloween Props
    Over the years I've seen the trees to use as props get cheaper and cheaper. So I'm starting to weld my own strong trees. I use rebar and cable cut into short lengths. As you can see from the pictures I've tried to make them look scary.
  9. Static: First Pics of Jack Skellington for 2015

    Halloween Props
    My kids have been wanting to add a Jack Skellington to our display for a couple of years now, and he's finally in. We got one of the hanging jacks, made a base with a piece of reinforcement roofing steel from Home Depot, welded two lengths of 3/8" rebar to the base, and slid the legs over the...
  10. Static: free standing figures

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys. It has been quite awhile since I have been here. I have made quite a few pvc framed figures over the years, this big guy is an example. Anyway, they have been in my yard in years past, anchored down by rebar. I usually hammer in the rebar right into the soil and leave about a foot...
  11. Static: Dog Soldiers Werewolf Finally Done!

    Halloween Props
    I never thought I was going to get this guy done, but he's finished and we put him out in the yard yesterday. I kinda felt like a moron though. :) We initially put him out on his mannequin stand. We drilled two holes in the stand, hammered two 4' lengths of 3/8" rebar through the holes, and...
  12. Static: Newbie Seeks Advice for Inserting PVC into Foam Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Hello! I recently decided to remake some foam tombstones I made back in 1999 before the internet was so vast and wonderful. They were just cut into some basic tombstone shapes and painted. Now that I have access to all you wonderful people AND many more years of crafting and making experience...
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