This was a searing pain but the result was killer. The fence is made from lumber, slicing 1x4s longway to get the most out of the least amount of wood. The fancy fleurs are plastic and were bought online for about $ .30 each. (http://www.steelsupplylp.com) Not bad but since I needed 5 per fence section it added up quickly. The image below shows a fence section and support posts.
Each vertical section of the fence is actually 1/3 of a 1"x4". Slicing was done on a table saw. I used small finishing nails and glue to secure them in place.
The end posts with the skulls are separate and supports the fencing. Each are solid 2x2's with an eye hook twisted in at the same level of the top horizontal and bottom horizontal fence section. An "L" hook screwed into the ends of the fence section makes hanging the fence on the post easy.
To make the 2x2 support posts stand upright I drilled out 18" holes in the bottom to accomodate a 36" piece of rebar. Thus all I needed to do is tap the rebar halfway into the ground and slide the posts over them. I then hang the fence on the posts. Done deal.
Black primer was used to coat the wood.
Jaak-the moving ScareKin
Here's what a handful of pvc plumbing pipes and some branches can do for you. This rotten creature sways in the cold October wind as well as jumps up at passers-by. A motion detector plugged into the 12 volt motor creates a simple but effective motion activated scarecrow. The motor pushes the scarecrow up about 8 inches, turns it left and right and back down. With wrapped burlap and tree branch appendages, this makes rustic earthly scare. The diagram below gives you an idea of how this was made. I am not mad scientist nor an engineer, so follow it loosely. You'll no doubt see an easier way to build this clunker however this may inspire you to real ghoulish greatness. Dig me up if you have any bloody concerns..
Samara doesn't want to be saved.
Inspired by "The Ring" our version was built shortly after the movie. Creepy as it was we knew we had to push the creep factor up a few notches from the static well-we had to make it come alive. Thus, after much planning and plotting, I mechanized the "Samara" figure in the well. Below is a basic mechanized set-up for that action. It's based on a wipermotor found with the unique ability to return to it's "home position" after the added power/motion sensor turns off. This was way back before Monster Guts starting offering them online. This feature places Samara in the down position until somone walks past the well. She then rises up and back down again.
Meet Zombie Danny.
This is a twist on the Grave Jumper construction. It's the same mechanics moved to ground level and infront of tombstone. I've added some foam pipe insulation around the interior pvc to pad the body and also to buffer the impact on the pvc from moving from side to side.