Pallet Skeleton Halloween Decoration

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Project by travislucia posted 09-15-2013 11:54 PM 3955 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last weekend I did my second halloween decoration of the year and made this neat little skeleton from free pallet wood. I had some soft 3/4 pieces of old pallet wood lying around, after gluing on a pattern I made up on photoshop I cut all the pieces out on the scroll saw. Did some fine detailing with the router and sanded it up. I used 2 strips of 18 gauge steel wire to hold the whole thing together. 1 through the head and around the arms and the other through the pelvis into the legs. Finished with a “spooky” ebony stain and a few coats of lacquer. Fun basically free project for the holiday. Thanks for looking! If anyone is interested in the pattern I made I can upload it!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 02:25 AM

Really cool job. Wicked.

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

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 03:13 AM

Great job. I would love to get a copy of the pattern if you would not mind.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 04:58 AM

Nice work! Great detail and I love the Ebony stain finish for the extra ‘Spooky’ feel. I, too, would really appreciate it if you could upload your pattern. This is a great complimentary piece to the router carved pumpkin sign you posted earlier. I look forward to seeing next week’s Halloween project!

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 03:27 PM

Excellent! Very realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 01:34 AM

I would like a copy of the pattern when you get time. Thanks Dave

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 04:51 PM

Cool decoration! Like the skeleton design and the ebony stain. Well done!

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 03:22 PM

Sorry for the delay!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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