|Project by robscastle||posted 03-16-2014 01:06 AM||1268 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
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