Step 1: Layout
Step 2: Early adjustments
Step 3: Body assembly
The head was then welded to the torso via a section of bent pipe. Positioning took a few attempts until balance was achieved.
Small cooking pots were used for shoulders and bolted directly to the bearings in the health machine. Then the railing arms and light fixture/vacuum handle hands were added. This again required some trial and error until things were relatively balanced and positioned so that they would not collide with other parts of the body.
Step 4: Detailing
A volt meter, magnifying lens and some LED's provided the heart of a soldier.
Some ice scoops helped mass out the shoulders and provide more of a man-in-uniform look.
A pepper grinder and some cream pitchers help establish gender.