Introduction: Rob's Version of an Axworthy Ghost

This is a flying ghost made in the style made popular by Scott Axworthy.  This is a cheap and moderately easy prop to put together.  Using bike rims, a recycled sewing machine motor, some heavy braided fishing line, a foam skull, cheap plastic drop cloth, some Great Stuff spray foam insulation, and clothes hangers I made this prop in a few days.  It took a few more days to work the kinks out but it was great to watch the kids in the yard that were scared of it and rewarding to watch the dad's follow it around trying to figure out how it was put together!


ahaycox made it! (author)2014-01-19

awesome if I could do that I would

astm23 made it! (author)2013-10-10

Hi, how did you rig the motor to the pulley ? Any pictures?
I have been trying but can figure out a drive belt. The pulley at the end of the motor is to small to hold a belt

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2013-10-11

I used one rib off a serpentine belt to run from the motor pulley to the drive wheel(bike rim), hope that helps!!

chipper35 made it! (author)2012-11-01

This is excellent, but I wish I could get a feel for how the hanger "wraps" through each pulley; what stops it from knocking the wire off track?

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2012-11-07

Chipper, I have upgraded this years video with your questions in mind take a look and let me know if I covered them for you..

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2012-11-01

chipper, I'm not sure I completely understand your question, are you referring to the hanger that hangs below each bike rim in case the line comes off or to how the ghost is attached to the line?

l8nite made it! (author)2012-09-23

any chance of a slide show version of this build?

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2012-09-24

I think most of the pictures that I took are in the video, is there a particular aspect I can help you with....I never planned to use the video in this way when I made it but if I can help you I would be glad to!

l8nite made it! (author)l8nite2012-09-24

nothing in particular, I just prefer slide shows where you can study the picture and there is usually written instruction. To be honest I didn't even check the video, way to many people think they are videographers but the lighting and movements are difficult on eyes with over a half century or use and the choices of music .. It's just a personal gripe and no reflection on you or your ible since like I said I didn't watch the vid

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2012-09-27

I8nite, this video does have pictures and video with written instructions built right it, it's more of a slide show hybrid, please give it a shot, I would love your input!

scottax made it! (author)2012-09-23

Nicely done! Your ghost looks very close to the original one.

-Scott Axworthy

dirtleg made it! (author)dirtleg2012-09-23

Thank you Scott, high praise from the man who came up with this prop!!!

wallu2000 made it! (author)2012-09-13


coraleemassie made it! (author)2012-09-11

This is AMAZING!!! Very creative!

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