I’m not happy at all with the head attachment…it’s janky AF. If you have one of those pumpkins, you see the 4 little plastic eyelets on the battery compartment. I drilled 4 holes in a cross pattern near the top of a 4 inch section of pvc and basically used the brown twine threaded through the eyelets and the holes in a cross pattern to attach the pumpkin to the pvc…just tied 4 knots. Then put the other end of the pvc in the top of the cross joint. The twine has some give so the head droops some. Trying to come up with a more solid way to do it without glue or drilling into the pumpkin. I’ll snap a pic tomorrow.I LIKE!! Simple but very cool and effective scarecrow. How did you anchor the pumpkin head on. Any closeups?
When the Home Depot Anaconda head was drooping, I used magnets to hold it on straight. Maybe a combination of fender washers (on the inside) and magnets attached to the PVC would work? I know it is hard to stick stuff to PVC, they make some magnets with a screw hole in the middle.I drove the fencing post in at an angle to give him a menacing forward lean.
Ya..I thought about L brackets attached to the pvc, the maybe a couple of zip ties through the eyelets and the brackets.
i think the pvc parts ran about 20-25, the pumpkin is 20. I bought a cheap full size 4 piece sheet set at big lots lots for 12. Twine was 5 or so. So there’s a little bit of investment. I had the fence stake around for Xmas mega tree use. This is the smaller black pvc which is stiffer and just barely fits around the stake. 2 inch I think. I just cut it to my desired height…When the Home Depot Anaconda head was drooping, I used magnets to hold it on straight. Maybe a combination of fender washers (on the inside) and magnets attached to the PVC would work? I know it is hard to stick stuff to PVC, they make some magnets with a screw hole in the middle.
Altho that gives me another idea ... do you have any of the moldable plastic pellets? I used them once to make a little mounting block for PVC and molded it around the pipe while it was still warm. It stuck to the PVC, to the point I had to use a flat screwdriver to make it let go. Until then I would have told you only epoxy and some VHB adhesives would stick to PVC.
Great prop, I also appreciate the simplicity of construction and it looks like a lot of wow for not a ton of money.
Ya zip ties would be easier to cinch down for a more snug fit…might be able to use 2 and go all the way across in a parallel way. The I’d just need to cut one to expose the battery door for a change.Maybe zip ties through the holes? years ago, I saw someone use toggle bolts to attach a skull to a pvc cap but I cant find the info on that now