"Automaton" #3: Arms and hands

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 929 days ago 926 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A little more progress on this. The left hand is just a fist that is part of the arm, while the right hand is a separate piece carved to look like he is snapping his fingers. The arms will be doweled and glued to the body before shaping them further. I glue them on one at a time and use a bit of rubber as a clamp. I’m using wire brads as the hinge pins for all the joints. I use CA glue to strengthen the areas around the holes that these pins go through. The head and the right hand are also hinged so that they can move. More to come!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 929 days ago

fun to see you in action … you have enviable talent and skill

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 928 days ago

he must be ordering a burger with fries, snap his fingers….andddddddddddd order up…...great job here, very cool

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#3 posted 924 days ago

Great work Mike.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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