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Topic: There's a Dalek in my front yard!!!  (Read 4649 times)
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« on: July 15, 2013 08:47:44 AM »

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!


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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013 08:58:27 AM »

too bad he is already married...Wink...that is just an awesome gesture and an awesome project!!!

Such a creative couple, you are!  Hope he posts more projects in the future...will it be permanently displayed in your yard?
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your hubby is awesome!

i am so very jealous of your yard Dalek!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013 11:08:31 AM »

Much more interesting than your everyday garden gnome! This rocks.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013 11:08:50 AM »

We are definitely leaving it in the yard!  Though the metal is already getting pretty hot to the touch, so we may have to move it to another spot.  We're already talking about putting it right by the front door for Halloween with glowsticks in the laser arm, and hanging Christmas lights on it come December.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013 11:31:11 AM »

Totally awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013 01:45:53 PM »

That's quite a surprise!   Cheesy
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Woohoo!  Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013 02:26:47 PM »

I can't even figure out the right words to describe the sheer amazing-ness of this project! 
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013 04:40:26 PM »

This is so sooooo good. I adore all the movable parts!!
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