6' of PVC pipe and a Bowling Ball

tinfoilhatFebruary 19, 2012

There is an real sharp octopus in the inspiration album and I always wanted to make one for out at the pond. I was cutting some long leaves out of a piece of PVC pipe when it dawned on me I could use the pipe for an octopus. I cut the legs out of the pipe barrel and used the bell for the body. The legs are screwed to bell and I used heavy gray PVC glue to hide the seams. I used a heat gun to bend the legs. I got a little carried away on the size, I thought if I curved his legs up and down and around he would be smaller. I got bored holding the heat gun so he didn't get as many bends as I first envisioned. He's almost 8' in diameter. I'll set him by the pond this spring after I clean it and top it off. Maybe he'll scare the heron away.

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sunnyca_gw

He looks like a cute little octopus but at 8 ft he should rule the poolside & keep even big critters away!! Jan

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 10:16PM
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geeme(5)

How adorable... love him and he should have a name with a sweet face like that!!!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 10:46PM
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jeannespines

Appropriate size 8 FEET ... for 8 FEET! Room for plenty of movement! I love him & think you are so creative!!! Great recycling! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:57PM
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tinfoilhat

Name?
I'm reaching here because I couldn't think of any thing that worked with octopus. Using a little fuzzy math and some geometry to bend the English language I come up with:
Garden junk + octopus = octopus' garden.
Octopus' Garden = Ringo.
So I'm going with Ringo for a name unless someone comes up with something better.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 1:05AM
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mommyandme2

I'm voting for Ringo, too. He's adorable !

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 7:03AM
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phyllis__mn

Ringo works for him....love the critter!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 8:07AM
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marylee_2010

Ringo is a great name for your octopus. He is really cute. I can't believe he is 8 foot, but I guess if your body is a bowling ball, you have to be pretty big. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Marylee

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 9:12AM
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trashydj

oh I love him

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 9:13AM
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oldcrafty(8)

Ringo will be making a definate statement sitting by the pool He is soooo cool

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 11:00AM
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jeannespines

And RINGO was his name O ....R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O, and Ringo was his name O! Love it!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 12:16PM
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Marlene Kindred

OMGosh! I LOVE him! He's perfect...love the coloring too! You are just too creative for your own good! Awesome.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 4:02PM
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club53

That is so cool; what did you use to cut the legs?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 2:30PM
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tinfoilhat

I used an electric jig saw with probably a 14 TPI blade. The particular piece of pipe has a wall thickness of about 1/2".

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 9:45PM
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dollydee(7-MS)

So very cute!!!!!! Love the name too :) Great job!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2012 at 11:39PM
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dlee69(78254)

Ringo and the Beatles...."I would like to be, under the sea, in an octopus garden"

Great!

Here is a link that might be useful: Ringo of the Beatles song Octopus Garden

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 6:35AM
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toomuchglass(5)

I love him ! I'm working on an octopus myself right now. Way different than yours though ! LOL

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 1:28PM
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tehuti

Thanks, I needed that.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 2:52AM
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