King Kong Lounge Props
By Richard Riley
There is an annual convention in Burbank, California every year that is called Monsterpalooza. It is held for people that love Halloween masks who not only collect them but also make them. I was approached by a company called Tom Spina Designs who I have worked with for many years now on various projects and Tom had the idea of a large lounge area where people could hang out, have their pictures taken and also just relax during the convention. After some brainstorming, the idea of the 1930’s King Kong Lounge was born!
The tools that I used for the construction of this piece were the Bow Cutter for my large cuts, the Freehand Router tool and also the Probe tool. I have been using Hot Wire tools for years and they are by far some of the best tools on the market! I have a tendency to push the limits of my tools a bit and “abuse” them, but they hold up great! I know that the Hot Wire tools cut my labor in half on this project.