1 bowling ball
8 pcs 3/8" rebar cut 40"
1 ceramic insulator
2 pieces of craft glass
1 3" lag bolt
flat black paint
Normally I'd say--eeeeeewwwww ..... a BUG !
LOL --- but I love this one ! Robert -- You have a unique brain . You see things no one else does ! ENVY !!! ENVY !!! ENVY !!!
PS ...I don't know if you could ever incorporate pieces of stained glass in your creations , but that's my main craft . I have tons of good size leftover pieces. I just can't throw them out ... but if I store them - I'll forget about them ! Robert , would you like a goodie box sent to you ?? ( free ) I can send you a few pieces -- OR-- I can jam a flat rate box till it bulges out ! LOL
Yes or no ... if not ...no big deal. Don't feel pressured.
I have so much leftover glass, I just thought I'd offer !
Amazing bowling ball art!!! Oh my brain is exploding from craft ideas!!!
SOOOO - this may be tacky to ask but Toomuchglass, if I send the postage do you have enough glass to send me a box??? Just had to ask - the thought of little pieces of stained glass is just so exciting.
Your spider is awesome. I always know when I see your name on a post that I will see something great. Thank you for sharing.
Now that is an amazing spider! I NEVER thought I would say that!
Thank you for sharing your craft.
Yikes! That is one HUGE dude! That ceramic insulator is a great idea for the head! TFS! Jeanne S.
That's a good one Robert.
I've got a bunch of insulators and you've shown me a new way to look at them.
Well, You have certainly bowled us over with this one!heh heh!
Would you share how the rebar is attached?
What an amazing collection of people make up this group, curious, witty, and thoughtful. Thank you all for your friendship.
cnm1 - I first drilled eight new 1/2" diameter holes in the ball, bent and fitted the rebar, mixed about a Tablespoon size dollop of BondoÃÂ®, and attached two legs at a go. (By fitting two legs at a time it kept the ball balanced). The insulator was done in a similar fashion: I drilled a pilot hole for a 3" lag bolt, fitted the insulator, filled with a small quantity of BondoÃÂ®, and it was basically complete.
What a WOW spider and then to get such good materials list and a how-to to go with it. Another amazing piece you have created.
One more question - what kind of drill bit do you use for a bowling ball? Thank you for all the info. I am putting this on my list of "one of these days" things :)
Hi Robert....been missing you and your creations here! LOVE the spider! Never really thought about using a BB for the body....I'll have to keep my eyes open since my DH loves creating arachnids! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your new garden creation!
cnm1 - Just a plain old drill bit nothin' special.
Marlene - was busy working on trial and error cement concoctions, but I had to get back to what I do best.
Ha ha ha