A couple of weeks before my own wedding day my wonderful friends abducted me from my home and clapped me in heavy irons. One one each ankle with a short chain between, and a slightly longer chain off one ankle led to a concrete ball weighing about 10kg. What followed was a full weekend of adventure and booze starting in Sydney and ending up in the tiny village of Laggan about 300km away.
One thing is for certain I NEVER want to go through that again.
Here is a quick ball and chain to help your friend celebrate his last days as a single man. This is a very humane model and very quick to make.
All you need is:
- The ball. I used a plastic float from a float valve. The kind used in water troughs. If you want to be cruel to your friend you could use an old bowling ball or something equally heavy.
- Chain. A dog chain would do.
- A clip to attach the chain to your friend's leg. You should probably consider a small padlock - it removes the temptation to take the thing off.
- A bolt to attach the chain to the ball. Valve floats have a convenient threaded hole where the valve arm attaches.