What's all this, then?

Each Halloween season, when the Greenwood Reaper inhabits my yard, people ask me “How did you make it?” and “What is it made from?”.

Since I’m making a bigger and better reaper I figured I’d make this blog to answer those questions. This is also a way for interested parties to ask questions and see the progress of the project.

The only regular time I spend building is on the week-ends, so it’s likely posts will appear early in the week.

The posts appear with the newest on top, so if you're new to the sight scroll to the bottom to read the beginning.



Enjoy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Grind and stain

Covered head to toe including safety glasses, a hat and a resperator, I used a few different tools to grind down the undesirable bits of the cured fiberglass.










After everything was gound down I followed the same method as before for painting: Flat black then rolled on white.

I decided that the white was still a bit too white so I lathered on some yellowy/browny wood stain.








I let Slim bask in the sun to dry the stain.

3 comments:

Doree said...

We love the reaper! We live just a few blocks away and always look forward to seeing it. We also write for a local neighborhood news blog called Phinneywood - www.phinneywood.com - and I plan to put up a post about your blog detailing the new reaper's progress. Could you tell me your first name so I can put it in the blog? Thanks! Doree

Barb said...

We are neighbors up the hill and we love The Reaper and this year's Slim is awesome. Every year we look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, thanks for sharing with us!

patrick g. said...

hey, live close by and always LOVE your Reaper every year! Keep up the good work!