Pvc Structure

Decorating By mamacc Updated 24 Oct 2007 , 11:39pm by mamacc

mamacc Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 2:56pm
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Can anyone help me with building a PVC structure? The cake I'm making is a zombie coming out of the swamp. So, it will be the zombies torso with his arms up in the air...(hopefully). I just don't really get how to attach the structure to the base, and also how to attach the board that the head will rest on. I'd like to use cake for the entire torso and head, and use RK's for the arms or modeling chocolate. Is it even possible to stick RK's onto PVC??

Thanks!
Courtney

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beachcakes Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 12:53am
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Does it have to be PVC? I'm thinking that anything you would use to attach the PVC to wood would be toxic (like caulk)? Perhaps you could use wooden dowels and screw them into the plywood base?

Wonder how Duff does it?

Doug Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 9:42pm
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look for a flanges.
these you can screw to a plywood base and then then use various fittings to create the supports.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category%5Fname=13670&product%5Fid=1221

mamacc Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 10:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

look for a flanges.
these you can screw to a plywood base and then then use various fittings to create the supports.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category%5Fname=13670&product%5Fid=1221




Yes, it does need to be PVC or something similar b/c of the raised arms....

Thanks for the info Doug! I should have known that about the flanges....duh! So, what about the head? How do I attach the board with the head on it??

Thanks!
Courtney

mamacc Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 10:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

look for a flanges.
these you can screw to a plywood base and then then use various fittings to create the supports.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category%5Fname=13670&product%5Fid=1221




Yes, it does need to be PVC or something similar b/c of the raised arms....

Thanks for the info Doug! I should have known that about the flanges....duh! So, what about the head? How do I attach the board with the head on it??

Thanks!
Courtney

Doug Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 10:49pm
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flanges can be used anywhere to attach to a board.

so for head on bottom of the board.

mamacc Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:39pm
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ooooohhhh, okay. So, a flange screwed into the bottom of the board with a smaller pvc pipe that will slide into the main structure....

Thanks Doug!

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