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There is a wonderful thread that has been around for over a decade called Show Us Your Stones. You can find it here: Prop Showcase: - Show us your stones

The problem with the thread, as you'll soon notice, is that there are pages and pages of missing links, lost photos, and wondrous things that should be there, but aren't. There's still great stuff there. If you're just starting out with building a cemetery haunt, spend a few hours there digging through the wealth of ideas that are available.

Today many folk who create great tombstones are posting them independently in separate "conversations" now. However, the search engines don't link to them because of their titles. It leaves those looking for help or ideas on creating tombstones at a loss, because the search engines here are iffy at best. It also gives those who deserve a few accolades for their work without a living, thriving location where they can post their photos. In short, the tombstone thread is a graveyard.

In an attempt to jump-start the search engines to link to a common area, we're going to try to get forum members to sign on to an old idea.

Show us your stones. Give a bit of history, or guidance on how to make them. Link your post to tutorials you used, or videos that helped you create your stones. Better yet, make a few of your own and share your techniques. Let's recreate a new thread where people can come to gawk at your greatness, or thank you for new ideas. Let's bring our tombstones back to life.
 

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Last year we purchased a yard haunt from an older couple retiring from full-time haunting. They are enjoying a more relaxed life putting up inflatables. Part of their collection was dozens of smaller tombstones purchased from stores over the years. We’re sanding away parts we don’t want (like the skull on Eileen) and adding a lot of free foam from the local furniture store. The end goal is making unique stones for our cemetery.

They may use age-old silly epitaphs, but their look is at least our own. We don't think of store-bought stones as something we put outside. We think of them as the beginning.

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Welcome, foolish mortals. Our tour continues in this gallery, where you see tombstones as they appeared in their corruptible, storefront state. As well as the way they were changed for our cemetery. We think both versions are fine. Store-bought tombstones are better than no decorations. However, our versions fit our Pet Semetery and our urge to light up tombstones much better.

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There is a wonderful thread that has been around for over a decade called Show Us Your Stones. You can find it here: Prop Showcase: - Show us your stones

The problem with the thread, as you'll soon notice, is that there are pages and pages of missing links, lost photos, and wondrous things that should be there, but aren't. There's still great stuff there. If you're just starting out with building a cemetery haunt, spend a few hours there digging through the wealth of ideas that are available.

Today many folk who create great tombstones are posting them independently in separate "conversations" now. However, the search engines don't link to them because of their titles. It leaves those looking for help or ideas on creating tombstones at a loss, because the search engines here are iffy at best. It also gives those who deserve a few accolades for their work without a living, thriving location where they can post their photos. In short, the tombstone thread is a graveyard.

In an attempt to jump-start the search engines to link to a common area, we're going to try to get forum members to sign on to an old idea.

Show us your stones. Give a bit of history, or guidance on how to make them. Link your post to tutorials you used, or videos that helped you create your stones. Better yet, make a few of your own and share your techniques. Let's recreate a new thread where people can come to gawk at your greatness, or thank you for new ideas. Let's bring our tombstones back to life.
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Great work on the detail work of your filigree and lettering reefcrazed. What did you use to get such fine detail? We're kind of a broad stroke tombstone maker, so it's fun to see someone going the other direction.
 

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Here is my first tombstone, winning entry for the HauntForum tombstone contest back in the day.
Years ago we were in awe of your ghosts. We still are. Now add to that tombstones that bump it up to the next level. We will try not to grow bitter. :)
 

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Algernon died in 1958, Charley soon after. The little tombstone for the mouse has seen better days. It still stands in the backyard of the old, abandoned house. Someone clears the brush away, but nature is slowly reclaiming her own. Every week the grave is visited by a lone woman in her nineties. She leaves a few flowers and tears for what might have been, but never was.

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Algernon is one of a number of heavy weighted tombstones meant to sit on a concrete section of the Pet Sematary that gets covered with mulch to look like the rest of the area. He's heavy enough on the bottom to not tip over even if it gets windy.
 

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Most of my inspiration for these came from Scary Lady video's and, The Haunting Ground. Two very talented sources for tombstone carving.
You're very talented yourself. I don't know if you have larger copies of all your wonderful tombstones, but I for one would love to see more of them by showing them larger than those little teasers you posted. Your detail work deserves a closer look. :)
 
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