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  1. A simple Lobster trap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    A few years ago, we started doing a pirate’s theme and I wanted to get a lobster trap to put a Boris skull inside of it while his body protected the treasure chest nearby. I looked online for a real trap, but they were extremely expensive for what I was planning to do with it. But my search...
  2. Electronic/Software: Revamped Gemmy Spirit Ball

    Halloween Props
    This is a project in the works but was in a complete enough state to make it into our party last Saturday. The upper case started out life as a very ugly 1970s wood and glass side table. The base is custom made. We added the torso, hand, and everything else you see. Eventually we hope to add a...
  3. Static: Fake metal box

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    Some backstory: I have created a fake power generator using plywood, various random electronics (displays, switches, etc.), and paint for a mad scientist's lab scene this year. While it came out decently, I didn't like the plywood + paint = metal approach because it took a TON of effort and the...
  4. Static: My first coffin's

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    I've been meaning to make a few coffins for years, never got around to it, last month I found a local factory that put out their old pallets and decided with such a wonderful source of wood I really needed to get started. First a ground breaker coffin to cut my teeth on. With that...
  5. Static: Doll Cage

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    Made a cage for dolls using scrap wood and metal strapping
  6. Other: Wood Hallway & Drop Window

    Halloween Props
    Part of our school haunt this year will consist of a 16' hallway that will include 1 or 2 drop windows, (haven't decided quite yet) along with a 2-way mirror as you enter. In the image below, you will enter on the bottom right of the image and walk toward the 2-way mirror, turn right and make...
  7. Static: a woodworkers take on hands

    Halloween Props
    this is my first post and also my first prop im working in. im a newlywed and this year was my first halloween with my wife and she turned out to be the number one customer for inflatables and lights. i told her i could do a better job making props instead of her buying everything that came...
  8. Woodcraft Getting into the Spirit with Spirits

    Halloween Crafts
    So over at the national chain craft store, it seems Halloween fever is at an all-time high. Decor is at 40% off, and the Spookytown stuff was 50% off. Most of a paycheck later, I scampered home with my treasures. From the three-pack of wooden ghost silhouettes, I sprayed them white and...
  9. Static: foam wrapping, good uses?

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    has anybody used foam wrap, such as the stuff used for protecting mail shipments...etc here's a link http://www.uboxes.com/moving_supplies_foamwrap.aspx?CategoryID=20&gclid=CNPu_YWRsKsCFYdrKgodljyvfg there's different thicknesses and widths, but, overall, it's faily cheap...I was pondering...
  10. Prop Showcase: Boarded up Windows!

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    Here are some pics of my boarded up windows. I covered all the windows in the front and sides except for the back right and the back of the house. It was a pain in the butt to cover the top floor. I had to borrow my neighbor's extension ladder. I made the window covers using advice from this...
  11. Static: Pallett wood use

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    Hi Gang, I didn't see this anywhere in the Forum site, so, I'm hopefully not restating the obvious. I have found the wood from palletts (usually shipped with sod or large, heavy items) makes great products for us Propaholics. It's perfect because it usually looks aged, is easy to cut with any...
  12. Pallet wood toe-pincher Coffin

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    I had a bunch of pallets and I thought they would make great wood to make an old-looking coffin. Here is what DH and I have gotten done so far. It will eventually be a MIB pneumatic. When I get to that stage I will start another thread. OK, here goes my first tutorial: To make this I used 4...