Day 10 I tried out the head on the base that I had made and found that it was too weak as the head was larger than expected so that it was in proportion to the body. So I went about constructing a new design. I used 28mm piping instead of 15mm for extra strength but I felt it needed a more sturdy base so I wanted to put a copper pipe in to stop the head from drooping.
I didn’t have a fitting that was compatible with my design so used a drill and files to make a whole through a 3 pronged connector.
Top jaw complete:
bottom jaw construction:
I used screws to stop the pipes from moving independently as the fittings spin.
I then played around and used cable ties for the hinge.