Introduction: Clown Mallet

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This years haunted garage theme is THE HAUNTED CIRCUS....

This is the first new prop for this year the Clown Mallet.

Step 1: Supplies

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Excuse the mess....

Five gallon bucket

1-1/2 pvc (or 1-3/4)

PVC caps and coupling

Neon spray paint and I used some metal colors as well

Painters tape

Something to cut off the top of the bucket (I used a reciprocating saw)

Paddle drill bit or hole saw

Sander

Step 2: Prepping the Mallet Head

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Using a reciprocating saw I cut along the top edge of the bucket.

The edge helps to guide the blade as well to make a straight cut.

Next sand the top to remove ruff edges and level the bucket.

I also sanded off the wording on the bottom and lowered the ring in the center.

Step 3: Hole for the Handle

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Measure mid way up the bucket and Drill/cut a hole.

I drilled mine a little small and used and exacto knife to trim the hole

I wanted a super snug fit.

Pushing the PVC through and elongating the bucket you can mark the opposite side

Step 4: Cutting the PVC

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I placed the ring back on the bucket, this forced the bucket to be round, allowing me to measure me side to side distance. I also measured the distance I needed for the fittings.

Once cut I assembled the pieces to ensure a snug fit. (yes I had to do it twice cause the first one was too short)

I also cut the handle to a random length that felt good to hold

Step 5: Painting

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I used a hammered metal paint for the fittings

Plastic primer for the bucket ( I placed onto another bucket so I could rotate it easier to paint

I focused on neon colors so it will shine under a black light

Did kind of a drum design on the Mallet head with a pink base covered with orange and silver

The handle is gold base then a tape spiral, then green, another tape spiral then neon yellow

Let them all set over night, then peel tape (may take one night between coats)

Tip on the handle: V-notch a couple of paint caps and it will hold it up off the table and keep it from rolling around

Step 6: Assemble

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Press fit your pieces together or glue them (should be tight with all the paint on them)

Now smack some stuff.

I left one end open so I can place items on the table or ground and make them appear smashed and gone when I smack them. Also it makes a louder thump when hitting things. The open end can be taped over and painted.

Hope you guys enjoy this one. there are more coming for this year.

Comments

seamster (author)2014-09-15

Nice prop! Simple, but very well done.

jakel (author)seamster2014-09-30

Thank you...Sometimes I try to keep it simple. :)

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