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Project by robscastle posted 03-16-2014 01:06 AM 899 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t panic!!...its not my hand cut off on the bandsaw, and there is NO Blood either!

A small friend visited and wanted me to make him a wooden hand.
It took me about one and a half hours.
Found a piece of scrap Oregon, marked out the dimensions and set to work.
Bandsaw cut the rough profile.
Disk sanded the radiuses belt sanded the tips and underside
Did some more bandsaw shaping in between
Rotary filed between the fingers
Flap disk sanded everything
Added some minor features to replicate the uneven areas
Checked it and it looked OK so,
Added a coat of shellac

And all was finished.

What I didn’t tell you:
I cut the rough details with all the cut off pieces re taped back on.

I also left a block still attached to the tips of the fingers. See photo 6, and as I worked my way into the middle it was cut away completely. This was done to protect from finger snapping and provide a flat datum line to work with. (Maybe of some interest if you try one yourself)

-- Regards Robert





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#1 posted 03-16-2014 01:17 AM

very zen

the sound of one hand clapping

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 01:34 AM

David,

Thanks I will put on my 1 eared ear muffs to prevent hearing damage

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 03:21 AM

It is slightly macabre in appearance, but somehow I like it. :)

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 03:45 AM

Could you cut that on a Sawstop or would the safety fire?

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 05:18 AM

What a great idea. I’m always looking for a “hand” to help me do stuff.
So I reckon that I might make a couple.
They will come in* Handy.*

Thanks for the idea.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 08:51 AM

This is very creative Rob and you did a nice job on it too. You might be starting a whole new body part fad with this project. Serial sawyers?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 09:25 AM

its cool but what is it for

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 09:58 AM

Thanks guys, amazing response on a small Sunday project.

What’s it for? well nothing in particular, just a request from a little friend visiting.
Plus I didn’t ask

But you could use it for:
Presenting when you are about to get the bracelets snapped on
Using it as a extender to scratch an itchy spot
Giving somebody a hand
A simple ornament
Burying in the front lawn just before Halloween.

Otherwise I guess I really should ask why he wanted it for the real reason.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 10:28 AM

that is cool.

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 01:28 PM

I’ve got to “hand” it to you Rob, nice wooden hand.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 02:26 PM

Robert,
Very nice bandsaw work.
Since it is ‘art’ it doesn’t need a purpose.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 11:55 PM

We all need an extra hand in the shop.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 03-17-2014 06:07 PM

First hand I’ve ever seen that’s been cut hard by a saw and still has all its fingers!

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