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I'm probably ahead of schedule and might even have time to tackle a couple more projects. Most projects can be done in a weekend so I have time. My goal is to be done with the things I absolutely want by October 1, then I'll see if I want to do a couple more small things. It's a good feeling.
 

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I can always think of more things to get done, so no, I won't be able to "finish" everything. I think I still have a tombstone I did two years ago sitting unfinished in the garage. :)
The worst was last year... I did a lot of little detail items that I wanted to place in the haunt, but through poor planning and lack of manpower, I forgot to put out quite a few things... only after Halloween did I realize I didn't even utilize some props. Meh.
 

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Well, my GF and I are parting ways after almost 7 years, so the past couple months haven't really been conducive to building props and it'll be another month before she closes on her house so there really isn't space to work on projects as boxes are piling up in the garage. I am slowly chipping away on putting my hearse together. I've started a bunch of other projects that I could probably finish easier, but my goal for the year was to have a hearse and by golly I'm going to have a hearse.
 

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Well, my GF and I are parting ways after almost 7 years, so the past couple months haven't really been conducive to building props and it'll be another month before she closes on her house so there really isn't space to work on projects as boxes are piling up in the garage. I am slowly chipping away on putting my hearse together. I've started a bunch of other projects that I could probably finish easier, but my goal for the year was to have a hearse and by golly I'm going to have a hearse.
Sorry to hear about the split. :(


In answer to the original question: probably not, but that okay. I'm always getting too many ideas and not enough time to execute them. :rolleyes:
 

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I have 1600 sq ft space to work with, so my goal this year is to build walls out of whatever I can get my hands on. So far I have 6 4x8 sheets of plywood painted and framed with more on the way Monday from a handyman who is donating some used sheets. I have some pallets I am using to make a few small rooms out of as well to add some stability to the structure. It will be a lot of work, but I think I'll get it done in time.
 

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I've been trying to kill myself. I work out of town, come home and hardly sleep living on coffee. I'm getting burnt out. Trying to stay creative throught these stresses is the most challenging.
 

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if you are using plywood what are you using to hold it up? I've been thinking of doing that but I get stumped thinking about how to secure it so it won't fall.
 

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I'm adjusting my workplan on a daily basis now, so my answer is "No, but I'll get at least 3/4 of it done". I'm really excited about adding more movement to my haunt, but trying to take it slow with doing the mechanical stuff so that it can hold up when I need it to. I do not want to be running around on Halloween day trying to find a new motor or fixing broken frames.
 

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I'm never to crazy with Halloween Decorations up around the house, but the number of Trick-or-Treaters that come each year is starting to diminish which kind of upsets my mother sister and girlfriend who love doing "Candy Duty". Its a number of problems, being in North Jersey there is a lot of Congestion, I live on a busy street, and there are no sidewalks on my side of the road.

But I figure if I build a couple decoration I can entice the kiddies across the street to look at them and then take some of the candy. Plus the more candy they eat the less I pack under my belt haha.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm in Construction and Carpentry so I can make about anything, but I don't want it to look to gaudy you know? Like most Jerseyians I take a lot of pride in my lawn and would rather not dig it all up to put in a haunted castle or something.

I am thinking maybe a couple headstones, maybe make a couple grave diggers, that stora stuff. I think I have a fog machine too .. that might be a cool touch.
 

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Nah, no way. I'm ok with it though so long as I get the more major important parts finished. Which...admittedly probably wont be fully completed either, but hey...I can dream!
 

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Yes - when I am putting the finishing touches on a prop.

No - when I am painfully prying nails out of pallets.

On top of it all, my old swimming injuries are acting up. Pulled tendons really never fully heal. ;(
 

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Well, my haunt will start with a 8x8 pallet hut with an entrance and exit. I will attach the plywood walls (which have 2x4 frames) to the hut, may 3-4 of them, then put a wall perpendicular, making a T formation for more support. I will do this 2-3 times and also connect them with 2x4s across the top (I'll post pics in the building process). I'll screw the 2x4 frames together to make them more sturdy as well, I think it will hold up. :)
 
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