Grave Grabber / Ground Breaker - Part 3 - Alternate build
Note: You will need to complete parts one and two for the basic groundbreaker build
For this build of the grave grabber you will need :
An head or skull
One pair of hands
Two lengths of PVC pipe each 6" long
Four lengths of PVC pipe each 8" long
One length of PVC pipe 15" long
45 degree and 60 degree elbows
One 4" - 6" length of pool noodle
One 8" length of pool noodle
Take the shortest piece of pool noodle and glue to the massager, between the two armatures.
For this I used Loctite Sumo Glue, but Gorilla Glue will work just as well.
I had to cut the bottom at an angle to get the correct fit.
Attach the two 45 degree fittings as shown
Next, Attach the two lengths of 6" pipe
Now add the 8" pipes and the 45 degree and/or 60 degree fittings as shown
Attach the hands to the arms
For the neck, insert the long length of PVC pipe into the 8" piece of pool noodle
Fit the neck assembly into the skull. Hopefully you will have a skull that this method can be applied to. If not you will need to find another method of fitting the neck to your head/skull
Fit the head and neck assembly into the pool noodle attached to the massager
This completes the basic assembly for the grave grabber.
You may need to adjust the placing of the plumbers tape to the massager and/or PVC pipe to get the movement you want, also the positioning of the head and arm.
Dressing the grave grabber will be your choosing, depending on the type of grabber you want and You can pad out the arms using foam pipe wrap.
As an update to this I have since made some adjustments to my grave grabber
1. For the shoulders I reduced the length of pipe from 6" to 3", this worked better when I added some padding for the shoulders and body
2. I removed the pool noodle from the top of the massager and instead drilled a 7/8" hole in front of the massager arms. This gives a more solid and stable fixing for the neck. If you are thinking of doing this, I would suggest that you remove the top from the massager then drill the hole.
3. I used a piece of foam to pad out the shoulders and body
This is how the grave grabber looks now
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