|The Inspiration for Clarence and Eugene
|The See Sawing Skeleton Diorama (it was still in the construction phase)
I had this idea one day to make a gift for a friend of mine. It was a little diorama of 2 skeletons seesawing on a tombstone
in a graveyard. I used a small 4 rpm motor and voila! it worked and it was really kind of cute in a sick sort of way. Then
it hit me, wouldn't it be cool to make a bigger one? Wouldn't that frighten the neighbors more than they were already? Wouldn't
that cause young mothers to afrightenly look my way while clutching their children tightly to them in fearful expectation?
Have I not caused enough pain and suffering to my neighbors to have them worrying about the dead seesawing in my front yard?
By gollygeewhillakers, I'll do it!
So Clarence and Eugene were conceived. I can show you pictures, give you inspiration,answer questions, but frankly, it
was ALL a trial and error process and I don't have any plans or went by any, but it was fun! What isn't shown so far is the
tombstone facade made of the pink insulation foam (had to get all the kinks out of the machinery first). Powered by the tried
and true Dayton 6 rpm motor, Clarence and Eugene happily go up and down for hours with no problems.
And I get the reputation of the strange man that is spoken about in hushed worried whispers to boot!