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Ebony Hand

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Project by matnelen posted 07-10-2017 12:16 AM 1590 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not that anyone ever has ‘scrap’ ebony. But I had some ebony and wanted to do something fun with it.

Lifesized and fully articulated hand. As always, carved with an xacto knife and sanded smooth.

-- Mat Nelen - matnelen.com





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 01:27 AM

Nice carving and cool project

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 07-10-2017 02:05 AM

Well done and yes ebony is not really scrap at least not by me and the other vets I teach turning to.

Again superb job

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 02:08 AM

Big honest WOW

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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becikeja

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 09:55 AM

Now that’s cool.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 11:24 AM

Nice work, another piece of kit that could be used to wake up recuits !!

Did you have to ebonise it to get it that black?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 07-10-2017 12:41 PM

This is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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matnelen

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#7 posted 07-10-2017 02:15 PM

Not at all. It’s solid Diospyros Crassiflora. It was almost ‘too’ dark when I tried photographing it. I had to play with lighting quite a bit.


Nice work, another piece of kit that could be used to wake up recuits !!

Did you have to ebonise it to get it that black?

- robscastle


-- Mat Nelen - matnelen.com

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#8 posted 07-10-2017 02:21 PM

WOW …you pieces are magnificent ….good use of ebony ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 07-10-2017 02:52 PM

Awesome…!

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#10 posted 07-10-2017 03:02 PM

Superb! I would like to see more about the joints themselves, how so you make them?

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#11 posted 07-10-2017 04:01 PM

Super cool, I really like this piece

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#12 posted 07-10-2017 04:53 PM

As a Chiropractor, and a woodworker, I have to say, I’m really digging your first two projects! These are great! Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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matnelen

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#13 posted 07-10-2017 06:03 PM

Thanks. Maybe I’ll try some vertebrae next.


As a Chiropractor, and a woodworker, I have to say, I m really digging your first two projects! These are great! Welcome to Lumberjocks

- dakremer


-- Mat Nelen - matnelen.com

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#14 posted 07-13-2017 02:59 PM

I love it! I have a regular hand model that I use to pose stuff but this is sooooo much better!!!

I’d like to hear more about your joints as well!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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matnelen

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#15 posted 07-13-2017 04:47 PM

Thanks, yeah that’s why I made it. Most artist reference hands don’t articulate the thumb correctly nor allow spreading of fingers. I can try to take some pictures to show how mine works. It’s just a prototype but I was thinking it’d be cool to refine it for possible sale. They take too long to be cheap though.

-- Mat Nelen - matnelen.com

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