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    Never really did much for Halloween so this will be first year if all goes well . As I was working on Christmas I thought I needed an eye catcher for holloween and sort of got distracted from Christmas .
    Tried to do something big and easy and well... it grew into this thing taking over my 2 car garage and more work than anticipated.
    This is where Iím at after a couple of late nights and a full day .
    I am trying to document as I go along just Incase itís needed . Was attempting to model after the infamous brown recluse so not really sure what itíll look like when completed.


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    Looks interesting. I was just wondering where I would be able to store something like that - especially where the cat wouldn't go.
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    Lol yes the idea is sections legs body abdomen ect. Still a lot more to do as Iíd like this thing to be either jumping or lunging in some way .


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    How are they attached to the base? If you want to make the spider lunge or jump, the legs will be long "lever arms" and generate a lot of torque at the attachment point.

    I think I see carving remains. What are the body and abdomen made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry-Rigs View Post
    How are they attached to the base? If you want to make the spider lunge or jump, the legs will be long "lever arms" and generate a lot of torque at the attachment point.

    I think I see carving remains. What are the body and abdomen made from?

    Heat gun bent all legs to shape I wanted first with about 18Ē flat center , then screwed center to piece of 3/4Ē plywood . Used some foam from pelican cases I had to shape everything then coated with great stuff expanding foam . Once body was all done and somewhat looked ok I cut legs off at points near body to add couplings to be able to remove legs for storage.



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    Also made body and head hinged with homemade pneumatic cyclinder underneath to raise the head quickly . Adding another cylinder under the rear portion to lunge it forward at same time the head raises.


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    Think I have the head movement dialed In pretty close for now .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry-Rigs View Post
    How are they attached to the base? If you want to make the spider lunge or jump, the legs will be long "lever arms" and generate a lot of torque at the attachment point.

    I think I see carving remains. What are the body and abdomen made from?
    Thanks for heads up on the legs and yes legs went flying on initial test run lol working on solution.


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