Rob's Version of an Axworthy Ghost

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About: I love to problem solve and trouble shoot, I really like to fish and I enjoy doing that with a beverage! Halloween is my wife's favorite holiday of the year so we try to go all out...it's getting bigger eve...

Intro: 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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsD-o0olSiQ

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    ahaycox

    4 years ago

    awesome if I could do that I would

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    astm23

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Thanks
    Anthony

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    dirtlegastm23

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    chipper35

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    dirtlegchipper35

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDNr1Wf2Wo4&list=FL4HREvrrdglk257HefYCoTQ&feature=mh_lolz

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    dirtlegchipper35

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    dirtlegl8nite

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    l8nitedirtleg

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    dirtlegl8nite

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    dirtlegscottax

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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