Spider Making idea from Chris
Every year me and my mom make these spiders.
What you need.
1. Garbage bag
2. Electrical tape(lots)
4. Coat hangers
5. Wire cutters
Reach inside the garbage bag and tie in corners to get rounded edges.
Then stuff really good with newspaper.
Tie bag shut. take electrical tape and form a ball with end of bag
to form the head. Use almost 1 roll of tape to cover the entire
body and make it sturdy.
Cut coat hangers and shape them like spider legs. Poke them into
body an cover them in peices of garbage bag. Then simply nailgun
or tack them to your house make a few of these and put them on yor
roof and everywhere and it looks awesome.
Thoughts on Spider Construction from Bob Spong
How about using conuit or pvc inside the legs? Both can be bent
rather easily. PVC needs to be heated, use an electric Bar-B-Q starter
and don't touch the PVC to the heating element. It will go limp
if heated evenly, and set up in a few minutes again. Once it's cooled,
i gets rigid again.
For 1/2" thinwall conduit, cut out two, five inch diamiter
circles, and stack them edges lined up. Use a metal strapping tape,
(the kind plumbers use to hang pipe from rafters, use about a foot
of strap,) and bend it in a U shape.
The curved part of the U is where you insert the pipe. Nail the
strap into the plywood, making sure that each "leg" of
the U is on either side of the plywood, AND that you can insert
1/2" conduit in it.
Now use two 6" square pieces of plywood and locate the round
plywood pieces in the center of one square. Place the other square
lined up the bottom square, nail it together top and bottom.
Use a short length of 2x4 and use lag bolts to bolt the plywood
sandwich to the 2" side of the 2x4.
NOTE! Try and space the lag bolts so they are not further apart
than your vice is wide. The vice not only steadies the bender firmly,
but also keeps the lag bolts from sprintering the wood when you
use the bender. Space the lag bolts at lest 1" closer than
the width of the
Clamp the bender firmly into the vise. Insert the conduit into the
strapping tape, leaving about 1" protruding past the strap
and gradually bend the conduit around the bender. The square chunks
of plywood actually guides the pipe, and the strap prevents the
pipe from slipping around.
You can make a 3/4" version but the radius of the circle is
larger, and I forget the size. (you can check the radius when you
go to Home Depot, or where ever.) You will also have to beef up
the strap by doubling the thickness.