Do you love the "Evil Dead" series on Indy Mogul? Do you need a prop chainsaw? Do you have $30 burning a hole in your pocket? If you said "yes" to any of these question you'll want to watch this episode. Erik of Indy Mogul shows you how to make a prop chainsaw arm that will have Deadites running for the hills.
Materials You Need:
1. Large Orange Juice Jug
2. 3 inch pvc cupler
3. thin aluminum sheet
4. old food container
5. thin wooden board
6. wooden dowel
7. miscellaneous hardware
8. bike chain
9. acrylic paint
Cut the large OJ jug in half (along the handle). Then cut off the handle.
Carefully bend the aluminum sheet metal along the contours of the jug.
Drill holes and bolt everything together.
On the inside of the base, attach a wooden handle using bolts, so you are able to hold the chainsaw from the inside.
The blade is made from a long thin piece of wood. The straighter the better.
One end of the wood is bolted inside the aluminum frame with standard cross braces and the other end is rounded out using a jigsaw.
Paint the blade silver
To close up the gap where the OJ handles used to be, cut the plastic food container in half. Using glue, bolts and plumbers apoxe get the container to fit into the hole.
The pvc cupler is attached to the metal, by the plastic container, using more bolts and standard cross braces, so that your wrist can fit inside.
On top of the base, create a handle using the wooden dowel and more cross braces.
At the bottom of the base, drill a hole and string a piece of rope through it with a dowel attached, for the pull cord.
Add a nifty switch to the top of the base and a bike chain and your ready for blood. Which is dark red acrylic paint sloppily applied with your hands.
Now, all of us here at Indy Mogul know your new chainsaw arm is not only incredibly cool, but incredibly fake. But other people do not know that. So don't go running out into the street scaring random civilians. Instead use your new chainsaw powers for good, not evil, like making your Indy film AWESOME!!!
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