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Skelly's Halloween Treat

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Project by Paul Bucalo posted 11-04-2018 03:17 PM 391 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Skelly’s home was part of a project I started last fall, just before my accident. The completed project was targeted for a contest. I missed the deadline, so there was no need for the project to be completed. This summer I decided to use the coffin for a Halloween container to give out candy to the Trick-or-Treaters that came to our home. It worked out well. I gave three more skeleton-in-waiting, so I plane on building more coffins and giving these away to the kids.

Coffin is made from ripped 2”x4” pine. I used a pair of new door hinges I had laying around the shop. Important to note that the coffin was not designed and originally built to use hinges. This was the simplest, easiest hinging method at the time. Nails are actually carpet tacks that had edges snipped off to make the heads resemble old nail spikes.

I have given some thought to attaching a latch, but I think for a coffin look it’s best to let the K.I.S.S. method ride on this. Skelly might get upset, too. :)

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA





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#1 posted 11-04-2018 04:00 PM

Very good Halloween project…seems logical.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-04-2018 06:13 PM

CREEPY—-COOL!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-04-2018 07:58 PM



Very good Halloween project…seems logical.

- majuvla

The kids have enjoyed it. It was fun to make, too.

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA

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#4 posted 11-04-2018 07:58 PM



CREEPY—-COOL!

- ralbuck

Hee, hee. :)

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA

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#5 posted 11-05-2018 01:58 PM

Nice spooky Halloween decoration! Good job on it too! How big is it? LxWxD if you care to share? I made one last year out of plywood for Halloween that had an electric mechanism in it from an old massaging recliner, pushed the skelton to an upright position then back down! Got lots of scary yells and looks! It was near full size, about 5 feet long or so.

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 11-05-2018 02:18 PM



Nice spooky Halloween decoration! Good job on it too! How big is it? LxWxD if you care to share? I made one last year out of plywood for Halloween that had an electric mechanism in it from an old massaging recliner, pushed the skelton to an upright position then back down! Got lots of scary yells and looks! It was near full size, about 5 feet long or so.

- drbyte

Thanks. Wow. That would have been scary, indeed! This one’s approximate outer dimensions are 19” L x 6-1/2” W x 3-1/2” H. I had given thought to securing one of Skelly’s hands to the inside of the lid, so when I opened it up it appeared he was raising the lid at the same time. I suppose I hesitate only because the coffin could be used as storage, instead. I may change my mind when I make the others as family gifts.

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA

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