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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