Electric Chair For Halloween

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Project by hoss12992 posted 10-19-2013 12:10 AM 1504 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine and his wife decorate for halloween like no other, and try and add to it each year. So this year 1 of the projects he asked me to do was a electric chair. So he came over this morning, and we got started. Took some old sawmill boards and made all the wood parts for it. My buddy actually has some blood in this project, aka, Router table meets finger, not good. Anywho, We put it together with mortise and tendon joins and glue, and screwed on the metal parts that we made. We scaled down the electric chair a little bit, but is alot more heavier that one would think as its made of oak. Dont have to worry about somebody stealing it out of his front yard display. LOL This was a fun project, and more importantly, had a good time with a friend. Any comments, ideas or suggestions are welcome. Hoss

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 12:18 AM

that’s awesome buddy.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 12:28 AM

Good job. All in good fun.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 12:55 AM

Looks like lots of fun—havep a Happy Halloween!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-19-2013 01:33 AM

Wicked looking. Great job together. How about some metal on the seat? Just an idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 02:21 AM

Nice job Hoss!!!! Fitting name on the chair!!! Are you gonna make a scarecrow to sit in it? Need some leather straps on the arms and front legs to. Just a thought.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 02:26 AM

Oh yes…thats great. Been thinking about gettingmy mother in law one of those…where do you plug it in??? lol Thats very creative Hoss and well executed…pardon the pun. Stay safe buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 03:19 AM

OMG! that is so cool! I thought of making some Halloween decor but have not quite got there yet. Nice build bud.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 04:06 AM

Thank yall for the nice comments. We drilled the holes in the arms to bolt on the straps for the wrist restraints, and my buddy will be picking up the wrist and leg restraints tomorrow, so that will finish it off. It seems every prison that has or had a electric chair always referred to them as “Sparky” or “Old Sparky” so that was where the name came from. My buddy has a fellar prop, forgot what he said it was, that will be sitting in it when its on display. Thanks again yall

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 05:25 PM

Well done Hoss. I was going to suggest adding the arm and leg restraints – glad ya’ll got it covered. Great little prop for Halloween.

I sure envy you guys with “free” wood. Every piece that I get has to come from the hardwood store. Of course you still have to work to get the free stuff :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 10-19-2013 07:03 PM

looks great, almost too nice to put outside as a decoration!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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