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Home Haunter's of Southern Ohio Feburary MnT

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Home Haunter's of Southern Ohio Feburary MnT

Time: February 23, 2014 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: West Harrison, Indiana
Street: 2437 Pontiac Drive
City/Town: West Harrison, In 47060
Phone: 513 325 8855
Event Type: mnt, make, n, take
Organized By: Doug & Cybil Lachenman
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2016

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Event Description

Sunday Feb 23th 2-6pm  

(This has been rescheduled (from Feb. 8th) due to difficulty getting the motors here on time)


Update:  We have a new/different motor that we can get quickly that will work.  It may change the design of the build, we will know for sure once we receive ours in a couple days.  There is still time to get in on this build if your interested, we would just need your money by Tuesday Feb. 18th via Paypal. 

Breathing grave prop, credit should go to MadMax from halloweenforum, he has been building these for years and has provided the how-to.  This is a pretty neat mechanism that can be build using a foam surround or just some burlap to cover it up.  We will build the mechanism and you can decide how to finish it off on your own at home.  Parts list is still being finalized, we will do post it when it's done, but we will be offering a group buy on the parts.  All money for the group buy will be due by January 31st either mail or paypal.  Details to come soon!! 


If your unsure what a breathing grave is, check out these videos:




Parts list for building the frame 

Vent Motor

1X4 wood (approx 12ft)

2X2 wood (4-4" pieces)

12vDC power supply

1yd tightweave Burlap (not landscaping burlap)

1/4" threaded rod (24" length)

1/4" nuts (2)

1/4" lockwashers (2)

1 1/2" screws (approx 15)

1/2 PVC (3ft piece)

1/2 PVC cap (4)

1/2 PVC tee (2)


If you want in on the group buy, send us $35 dollars via smail mail by Jan. 31st or $37 dollars ($2 to cover paypal charge) via PayPal by Feb. 1st.  This covers everything you need to build the frame and mechanism.


You will also want black paint to paint the frame, but this will not be done at the MnT.


Building Surround

We will not be building the foam surround or tombstone as part of our MnT, there simply wouldn't be time.  But use the same skills of tombstone building.  Using 2" insulation foam and heavy duty liquid nails construction adhesive you can build the surround you desire.  Many tools can be used to cut the foam: hacksaw, jigsaw, utility blade, drywall saw, hot wire foam table.  Designs and shapes can be done with metal blades, dremel or hot tools and then sanded to even out your cuts. Finish it with exterior latex paint and/or drylock.  


As usual we will serve some sort of main course, please bring along something to share food wise: chips, cookies, appetizer or such.  Bring along your favorite beverage.


Hope to see you there!

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Comment by Cybil Lachenman on February 23, 2014 at 11:15am

Scott- Sorry to hear you won't make it, but we definitely understand how life can get in the way.  Hope Penny and you are well!

Robin- You are always welcome to bring something along for help, it's part of why we enjoy these get togethers, sometimes by helping each other we also come up with new ways or ideas.  

Comment by Robin Alcorn on February 22, 2014 at 9:13pm

I have a small electric prop ive had for years that I haven't utilized. I was thinking about bringing it tomorrow to get ideas of mortification if that would be ok.  It also has a slow rise, but no where near as awesome as this design. Looking forward to seeing everyone. 

Comment by Scott Valentine on February 21, 2014 at 11:14pm

Would love to come but we have had a rough few months, hospital stays and frozen pipes etc. Hopefully next month I can make it.

Comment by Cybil Lachenman on February 16, 2014 at 11:15am

Okay guys, we had to make some changes to the way the project is being built because the motor supplier has simply never responded again.  We found another motor that will work, we can get it very quickly, so if anyone is interested in building and coming next week, if you get me your money via Paypal ASAP then you can still build.  

Comment by MrBulldozer's Haunt on February 2, 2014 at 12:55am

I need the email to use for paypal



Comment by MrBulldozer's Haunt on January 30, 2014 at 10:48pm

Ok thanks please find out I will be doing my taxes next week or 2 and I will be ordering stuff for my haunt like a 20' x 20' canopy and steel for one of my Caretaker Props.   Thanks

Comment by Doug Lachenman on January 30, 2014 at 4:36pm

Doyle,the deadline for paying by pay pal is Saturday, so that will be fine. Thank you for the offer, but we wont need you to bring a saw. As for the source of the motors, I can't reveal my source, until I get their permission to do so.

Comment by MrBulldozer's Haunt on January 29, 2014 at 7:55am

I have a 19V cordless saw I can bring if you like. I have 3 batteries for it and my drill.

Comment by MrBulldozer's Haunt on January 29, 2014 at 7:43am

Will PP the money Saturday. Have to move it from one bank to the other. P.S.

Where did u get the vent motor from? I want to make a crank ghost prop and will need one for it. 



Comment by Cybil Lachenman on January 23, 2014 at 1:41am

Thanks AnnMarie!

Chris & anyone else, it should fit into a car trunk or backseat pretty easily, unless it's a little sports car;  2' X 3'

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