An Interesting Specimen - In progress
- a contemporary automaton by Dug North
Here is the automaton near mechanical completion.
I hand-carved the full-scale hand in-the-round using my own hand as the model. Carving your own hand can be tricky.
In hindsight, I would have carved my left hand rather than my right. Being right-handed, I had to put my carving tool down --
whatever it was at the time: carving knife, dremel, file, or riffler -- in order to pose my hand. This means I put down and picked up
my tools hundreds of extra times.
Better still would have been to get a model hand.