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06-30-2007, 09:27 PM
Well, im cutting time close but here it is. She stands about 5' tall.
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2849/signja5.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=signja5.jpg)

sign close-up
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/7376/sign005yn2.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sign005yn2.jpg)

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/749/sign006gw3.th.jpg (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sign006gw3.jpg)

the bone and sign party is detachable... heres a picture of that
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4246/sign007sf3.th.jpg (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sign007sf3.jpg)

Material List

Post- Free
Walmart Skeleton- 10
PVC- Honestly, I dont know, but with the elbow I'll call it 2 dollars
Zip Ties- 1.00
Foam bone- 50 cents, including glue
Chains- $4
Nails and toothpicks- 1.00
Paint- $5

Total - $23.50

Basically, I nailed the skeleton to the post. The post is left over from building my fence (real fence). Then i drilled a few holes in a 1/2" PVC elbow and nailed that on behind the skeletons head. Then I nailed his hand on top. I carved and sanded the bone from beaded white foam, and attached the chains with toothpicks. The other side of the chains were polyurethane glued onto the sign section. I made a stencil out of cardstock that said 105 N. Tower with an x-acto knife. I used that to spray paint onto the sign, eating away the letters. Then I painted it in 2 different grays and the letters black. It isnt amazing, but Im quite satisfied.:xbones:

07-01-2007, 07:48 AM
Nice work!

07-01-2007, 07:55 AM
very god Beepem..
nice addition for you.
how did you sand the bead foam smooth?
nice work!

07-01-2007, 08:14 AM
Good job beepem.

07-01-2007, 09:43 AM
just sand paper and a lot of time

Ms. Wicked
07-01-2007, 10:21 AM
Good job Beep!

07-01-2007, 10:32 AM
good job beep

07-01-2007, 10:54 AM
Did you use a certain grit ,or just one , what kind?

Sickie Ickie
07-01-2007, 12:12 PM
I like the effect of the letters carved. I think I'll try that on some tomb stones! Thanks for the idea. Nice work. :)

07-01-2007, 12:54 PM
aw geez i think i used a 120 sand paper, i just sanded it normal, really

07-01-2007, 01:11 PM
Great job Beepem!
I see we had the same "idea" for our signs!
Great minds think alike don't they???
I love the bone!!

Sickie Ickie
07-01-2007, 02:04 PM
L- no comment! LOL (naturally from the dirty ol' man in the group)

Lady Nyxie
07-01-2007, 10:00 PM
Looks terrific!

07-02-2007, 12:47 AM
L- no comment! LOL (naturally from the dirty ol' man in the group)

OMG....I didn't even think of that!
<red face>

07-02-2007, 04:06 AM
On a side note..... Don't play with Sickie, he plays too rough.

Beeps, the sign looks good. Glad you made the deadline.

07-02-2007, 07:22 PM
Your sign looks great; I really like it!

07-02-2007, 09:26 PM
thanks guys, hahahhahah oh my sickie...