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I'm looking for a way to make a bucky stand upright. I am not against using a rod that connects to the bolt that protrudes in his groin.

I tried screwing a flange mount to the floor of my shed that accepts 1/2" PVC pipe and attaching the bolt in his groin to it, but that's waaaay too wobbly to work. The PVC just can't support it.

Basically, I'm looking to avoid spending another $40 for two more stands. Anyone got any ideas that don't involve welding? Keep in mind, I do have access to a machine shop, so most any idea is acceptable for me to try. :D
 

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If you buy a foam head you might cut the load enough to prop the rest up with pvc or metal rod. Also start getting rid of things that most people won't see. That will also help.
 

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Did you think about using black metal pipe instead of pvc? You would get a lot more strength for the same diameter stuff and they also make flanges for it to screw into the floor.
 

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I have used the base and pipe from the bottom of one of those halogen torch lights that had died and was heading for the dump. Painted it black and hot-glued bucky's vertebrae together to stiffen his backbone. Attached it with a couple of u-bolts.
 

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DeathTouch said:
If you buy a foam head you might cut the load enough to prop the rest up with pvc or metal rod. Also start getting rid of things that most people won't see. That will also help.
I would, but these are the skellies that are talking. I already have their actual heads rigged up to talk with the scary terry circuits. May also be cutting up their robes a bit this year, so leaving the skellie intact to have ribs and other bones visible is desirable.

mrklaw said:
Did you think about using black metal pipe instead of pvc? You would get a lot more strength for the same diameter stuff and they also make flanges for it to screw into the floor.
The black pipe is a little too heavy for the flange mount I made at work. I'd buy a flange too, but I'm trying to think cheap and/or free. Nice idea though.

Beepem said:
good ol rob to the rescue, good find bram...

i like that one zombie
I don't think I can drive a stake through my shed's plywood floor... otherwise another nice idea.

I have found my solution. I will be using 3/4" EMT conduit. The OD of the conduit is slightly larger that that of the floor-mount flange I made at work, so I'll just have to open the inner diameter up a little bit. It also seems sturdy as hell. I'll need to make a plug for the end of the tube that the threaded rod on the skeleton can screw onto so he doesn't "tip" so easily. All for free, I might add... thanks to scrap metal from work. :D

Thanks for the ideas, I'll definitely use the black pipe/flange idea for next time, or in the case of out in the yard, the idea Bram posted.
 

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Free is good. Braham hit it for me though now i have a use for all those old posts.
 
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