I have to brag on my husband! When he said he was making something for me for our Anniversary, I had no clue it was this awesome!
Every time he rides his bike to work, he brings home metal stuff from the side of the road. We've been talking about him making something from them for quite a while. A few months ago, he got a crash course on welding from our neighbor who just happens to have a mig welder. So a couple weeks ago when he started spending a lot of hours at the neighbor's house, I figured he had a project going. He said it was a surprise. I told him I hate surprises. He told me I'd like this one! Man, was he ever right!
Can you imagine waking up to this in your front yard?!
The only things he purchased were the half-spheres, which are pipe caps. The eye-stalk in mounted in part of a truck hitch, and swivels up and down. The arm without the laser is made from a jack, and telescopes out. The head is a propane tank sliced up, with pieces of our broken garage-door-opener spring on top. The whole thing is four and a half feet tall.
My husband is awesome!