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abner135
04-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Broken Tombstone

Item
Wood 1x4x36 scrape $0.04 per foot 0.50 Scrape
Plywood: ½” $0.20 per square foot 0.50 Scrape
1" thick insulation foam $3.97 2X4 sheet X 1” $1.97 Home Deport
Drywall Screws 1 “ $2.97 Lb. 0.10 on hand
Motor $2.99 $2.99 Surplus Center
9VDC 1A walwart used $5. All Electronics Store 1.50 Use at Bargain Center
Nut & bolts 10 24 / 1” .97 for 7 0.26 Wal-Mart
Glue .1.00 0.10 1.00 dollar store
Skel head 1.00-dollar store 1.00 1.00-dollar store
Hands (Latex gloves) 10 for 1.00 $0.10 0.10 1.00 dollar store
Light clip Bargain store 1.00 1.00 dollar store
Newspaper Free
Wire (coat hanger) 10 for 1.00 .10 1.00 dollar store
Hinged .95 Wall-Mat .97 Wal-Mart
Cams Scrape metal 1.00 On hand
Shirt Factory to you 2.00 2.00
Spay paint White 1.00 0.25 Wal-Mart
PVC ½ 6” 99 for 10’ 0.05 Home Deport
Tape 1.00 0.05 1.00 dollar store
Bread bag Free
Water Free
Dirt Free
Total $14.44


From the 1x4x36 cut two by 7 Ύ inches, Screw the two pieces of the together and
Cut then at an angle from 4” to 2”, Cut a piece 9” by 2”and 9” x 4”
Cut a piece 1” by ½ by 4”
From a piece of scrape plywood cut an 8” by 8”
Now assemble box with the pieces your have cut
Cut two pieces of metal ½ “ X 1 & Ύ “ for motor cam and one by 3” for the connecting rod
Place motor on side of box and secure it with three screws. Screw the metal ½ “ X 1 X Ύ “cam to motor. Attached the 3” connecting rod to the end for cam (adjust motor so that the cam dose not hit bottom or side)
Place plywood on top of table, then place box on top, square the box and mark center.
Then screw your 1” by 1” hinge to plywood. Get your 1”by ½ “ by 4” piece of wood and alien with the motor follower and secured in place Move cam and connecting rod and find best movement and attached connecting rod to 1” by ½ by 4” pieces.
Get your 1" thick insulation foam and make your tombstone. Paint and attached to of plywood.
Then cut the shape you want to make it looked like the tombstone cracked and fell.
Make body from 3 bread bags and shape to make chest and arm, cut hole for PVC pipe for head
Use your 1" thick insulation foam make hands and cut finger off and rolled then in newspaper and cut V at joints and placed in latex gloves and put a wire in each finger, (For molding hand to tombstone).
Place body form in a shirt (for shirt I wetted the shirt and buried in a clay soil) and attach hands and head, Placed a light inside of head and run your prop and adjust to your liking.

Joiseygal
04-13-2010, 07:17 AM
Nice job! Everyone always needs a broken tombstone in their cemetery. I feel sorry for the person that broke it because that corpse looks pissed off!

IMU
04-13-2010, 08:35 AM
Very nice. :)

Sickie Ickie
04-13-2010, 09:56 AM
Nice idea. Do you have a vid of it in action?

RoxyBlue
04-13-2010, 10:03 AM
Joisey's right - that corpse looks very perturbed about someone breaking his tombstone:)

Joiseygal
04-13-2010, 10:39 AM
I guess the video that abner inquired about in the discussion thread didn't get included. Anyway you can still add the video in one of your post. I would really like to see it in action. :)

ScreamingScarecrow
04-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Nice Job! I don't yet have a broken tombstone but I will certainly fix that this season!

BRAinDead
04-13-2010, 07:36 PM
Nice Job! I don't yet have a broken tombstone but I will certainly fix that this season!

Are you saying you can fix what isn't broken? :googly:

morbidmike
04-13-2010, 07:39 PM
very cool great concept

spideranne
04-13-2010, 09:49 PM
Very cool, can't wait to see it in action.

abner135
04-13-2010, 10:19 PM
I hope this link work One is daytime and one is at dusk Sorry for back noise kids are kids

YouTube- Broken tombstone for halloween

YouTube- Broken Tombstone Daytime

RoxyBlue
04-13-2010, 10:32 PM
Works fine, Abner:) The movement really adds to the piece. It's smooth and subtle, just the type of movement that makes people look twice in a haunt.

Uruk-Hai
04-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Nice motion!

fick209
04-14-2010, 11:13 AM
Nice job, I really like the movement

Sickie Ickie
04-14-2010, 11:19 AM
Very nice movement. Slow and creepy and fluid.

SPOOKY J
04-14-2010, 12:51 PM
Nice job. I'll say it too, the motion is great.

Dark Angel 27
04-14-2010, 02:31 PM
i love it!

Toktorill
04-14-2010, 08:29 PM
Like so many before me, I also liked the motion. Good job!!!

Bethene
04-14-2010, 11:31 PM
that is cool, love the movement!!

hpropman
04-16-2010, 01:32 AM
Another nice prop! A lot of motion in the props this year. Very nicely done the motion is just perfect.

beelce
04-16-2010, 03:33 PM
nice work......

Hellrazor
04-17-2010, 07:00 AM
Im very impressed... nice movement. Great prop.

Lilly
04-20-2010, 08:54 AM
Good Idea
Great Job

STOLLOWEEN
04-30-2010, 07:54 PM
Great concept, never thought about having broken tombstones in my display...will have to "borrow" that idea...the movement is icing on the cake.

Zurgh
05-01-2010, 01:50 AM
Nice!

Volscalkur
05-01-2010, 05:56 PM
Excellent!
It's almost like he is trapped under the stone and trying to get out! :smileton:
Love the motion!

Devils Chariot
05-06-2010, 08:31 PM
I like this idea! very inventive, and a fun looking prop!