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« on: March 02, 2013 06:32:57 AM »

So I made a Plumbob last year(sometime before Halloween for a halloween costume/convention cosplay) based of this tutural http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Up-Sims-PlumbBob-That-green-pylon-above/ The plumbob is made with small round wood dowels glued in two seperate pieces with fabric on the inside for a see through effect.

I want to wear it as part of a Sims costume for a convention coming up in two weeks but I am at a stand still. The Plumbob is lightweight but too heavy for headband so I bought a small harness and have a medium sized round wood stick attached it so the Plumbob should stay up the problem is I can not get the Plumbob attached to the stick. I have tried a glue gun(the Plumbob fell over), some Crayola mold magic around it and the stick(the clay fell apart), and some heavy plant wire I got from walmart(Plumbob fell over again)

If anyone has any ideals on how I can get this to work I would be most appreciated.

« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013 06:44:35 AM »

perhaps insert a small wooden dowel into the opening in the bottom and secure it. You might want to use tiny screws. Then secure the dowel to the stick on the harness. I am not sure what the stick on the harness looks like, but I assume it is flat. You could drill a hole in the dowel and attach to stick with a screw or maybe wire it in place.

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013 07:08:11 AM »

Sorry, I reread your post and I see that the harness stick is round. Can you trim the bottom of your plumbob, where the points meet, to open it enough to insert the harness stick. That would allow you to glue it with the stick inside the plumbob. Since the tutorial said he used the rod from some blinds, it sounds like that is what he did as well.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013 07:20:46 AM »

Thank you that worked.

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