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I have an old direct tv satellite dish I took down. Been trying to think of things to use it for, all i can really come up with is painting it maybe a large clown face or something.
But I really dont have any clowns in my haunt and am looking for any other ideas on what I could do with it?
Any ideas? I would hate to just throw it out, there has got to be a use for it.
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I've got one too, but never figured a use for it (yet).

I've seen a Christmas prop where someone animated it and made a Santa tracker out of it.
Maybe paint it Halloween colors and make it a "Witch Tracker". LOL
Or Air Traffic Control for Witches? Hmmm.....maybe I should do that! :)
 

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I was given a very large old satellite dish. I cut it in half,put the two haves together,made the UFO,covered it with aluminum foil using aerosol spray glue.
I made a custom topper for the craft bending 1/2 steel conduit,covering it with sheet metal and Bondo and using some bright work from a cheap repro antique brass bed.
I was given a long,thin piece of very rigid steel ,it's the scraper blade from a bulldozer bucket!
This is the arm that lifts the craft up and down. It is like 1/2 wide by 4inches tall by 16 feet long? I made use of the holes already in this piece of steel since no drill bit that I could buy would make such a hole-too tough of steel!)
I hid a small air compressor under the hood of my wrecked car. When it kicks on, I say:"What? The engine started up after all of these years?"
then the UFO comes up from behind a low (but solid) fence,showing itself!
"Oh,that's why my car started up,it's a UFO!"
I counter-balanced the big arm with more scrap metal but still bought a heavy,large pneumatic cylinder( $75?) from a Farm supply store,you see these on tractor buckets, just put some automatic transmission fluid in them for lubrication.
The dish I used is one with metal rectangular ribbing,maybe aluminum covered with a black metal mesh screening. It is large but fairly light.
 

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I was given a very large old satellite dish. I cut it in half,put the two haves together,made the UFO,covered it with aluminum foil using aerosol spray glue.
I made a custom topper for the craft bending 1/2 steel conduit,covering it with sheet metal and Bondo and using some bright work from a cheap repro antique brass bed.
I was given a long,thin piece of very rigid steel ,it's the scraper blade from a bulldozer bucket!
This is the arm that lifts the craft up and down. It is like 1/2 wide by 4inches tall by 16 feet long? I made use of the holes already in this piece of steel since no drill bit that I could buy would make such a hole-too tough of steel!)
I hid a small air compressor under the hood of my wrecked car. When it kicks on, I say:"What? The engine started up after all of these years?"
then the UFO comes up from behind a low (but solid) fence,showing itself!
"Oh,that's why my car started up,it's a UFO!"
I counter-balanced the big arm with more scrap metal but still bought a heavy,large pneumatic cylinder( $75?) from a Farm supply store,you see these on tractor buckets, just put some automatic transmission fluid in them for lubrication.
The dish I used is one with metal rectangular ribbing,maybe aluminum covered with a black metal mesh screening. It is large but fairly light.
sounds awesome, do you have a pic?
 

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Great idea DaveintheGrave. I really like the witch tracker idea. I also have an old TV sat. dish. I never even thought of trying to use this for anything. Humm...I might make a zombie locator. Crap, now another project I have to do before Halloween.:eek:
 
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