Thursday, October 19, 2006


I saw this owl last year in The Crow 1994's collection. I found it this year for a good price. It's much better than the all black one I had.


I liked this foot long rat so I added it to the collection.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Both New Coffins Together

Animated Creepy Coffin

This new prop was designed to look like this Creepy Coffin commercial prop. When I saw it online and in the stores, I liked the concept and the look. However the commercial version was static and made of Styrofoam. And it cost $99.

Instead of buying that prop I took the money and built this 6-foot animated version. It uses a wiper motor to open and close the hinged front. The outside chains and lock are plastic and foam but inside there are five pieces of real chain swinging and banging. A couple of ACC arms replaced the foam ones on the commercial version. It cost me less than $100 to make and will outlast the commercial version by many years.

Here's a picture. A how-to project description will be posted next month. Here's 10-second video clip showing the motion.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Corpse in a Coffin

I added a corpse to my $25 Toe-Pincher Coffin. Here's a picture.

Crazy Camo

I ordered some Ultra-lite Crazy Camo Nets from Barre Army Navy Store. I placed my order last Wednesday and it shipped the same day and arrived Saturday. They have a good price on high quality netting that meets anti-fire certifications. Good stuff.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

$25 Full-Size Toe-Pincher Coffin

This year I built a couple of full-size toe-pincher coffins to compliment the half-size coffin we built back in 2004. I posted a project description on the site. Here's a picture of the coffin that will be the home for a new corpse I'm currently making.