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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 2344 days ago

Very cool!

-- 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 2344 days ago

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 2344 days ago

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 2344 days ago

Reeeeeaaaaalllllllllyyyyy Cooooooolll, Obi…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#5 posted 2343 days ago

Quite a carving. Even a ring, now that’s detail.

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#6 posted 2343 days ago

Clever, very nice

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#7 posted 2343 days ago

haha that’s awesome!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2343 days ago


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 2343 days ago

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….?

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2343 days ago

Let’s all give Obi a hand!!! Neat

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 2343 days ago

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 2343 days ago

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 (

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#13 posted 2343 days ago

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.

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#14 posted 2343 days ago

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.

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#15 posted 2343 days ago

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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