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This was for Napaman who first saw me giving the finger… now when he comes back to town he can hold my hand.
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#1 posted 03-29-2008 05:57 AM
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#2 posted 03-29-2008 06:03 AM
YES!!!!!!!! I got the finger in person…this is awesome OBI…I love this…it looks soooo cool…I just happened to log on for a few…and what luck…What next? will it turn into a back scratcher? Just kiddding…this is really cool…which finger was done when we visited you??
My guess is the ring finger was done when we met…but wow…the whole hand is amazing…
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#3 posted 03-29-2008 06:13 AM
That is cool. What kind of wood is that? That looks like it was alot of fun to do. I think I’d like to see the foot next. ...L.O.L.
-- Daniel, Tumwater, Wa U.S.A.
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#4 posted 03-29-2008 06:29 AM
Reeeeeaaaaalllllllllyyyyy Cooooooolll, Obi…
-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †
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#5 posted 03-29-2008 11:08 AM
Quite a carving. Even a ring, now that’s detail.
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#6 posted 03-29-2008 12:14 PM
Clever, very nice
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"
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#7 posted 03-29-2008 12:37 PM
haha that’s awesome!!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#8 posted 03-29-2008 01:37 PM
This is different. Very clever.
Thanks for sharing this one. It made my day.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#9 posted 03-29-2008 01:39 PM
Hi Obi;—-now thats a LumberJock’s hand if I ever saw one….look at the callouses and scars….rock hard as oak!
What’s the story with the spalted wood the hand is sitting on….?
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/
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#10 posted 03-29-2008 01:45 PM
Let’s all give Obi a hand!!! Neat
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#11 posted 03-29-2008 01:50 PM
thanks for posting that obi , i spend a lot of time in traffic and id forgot that a hand had that many fingers ! lol
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#12 posted 03-29-2008 02:09 PM
Very nice Obi – You have just the left arm, Right arm & hand and the rest of the body to complete now. I wonder who it will resemble! Keep up the good work
-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)
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#13 posted 03-29-2008 03:56 PM
Excellent Obi, I just enlarged it and see that you’ve even captured the details of the Finger nails. Nice touch, and clever…....your brother in woodworking John
-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.
#14 posted 03-29-2008 05:03 PM
Frank,The story on the spalted wood the hand sits upon is … it’s not.
It’s a parrellam header, resawn and Im going to make a small coffee table out of it.
The model I used for the hand was a sexy little thing at the end of my arm. The fingers were all from a question in reference to a chair I saw that had knees and when I said I could make an “Arm” chair with hands and fingers I was asked “Can you make fingers?”. That started the finger and when Tony, Wayne and Napaman showed up at the shop the first thing I said to them was “Sniff my finger!”
Eah finger was rounded so to give it a more life-like appearance. I also have bone that was given to me by fellow lumberjock Mark DeCou and I’m thinking of using it for fingernails.
#15 posted 03-29-2008 05:07 PM
Oh, and it’s not a carving. I used a chop saw and a belt sander. The only carving was after i flattened the finger nials i had to carve the detail in the finger nail.
No chisels, The palm was layered. I’d take a piece of 1/4” oak and shape it on the sander and then glue it to the rest of the palm.
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