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I feel like titling this "Good Samaritan"...What do you think? It is made of cultured marble that I made all by meeself & it is on top of two separate no-weld armatures that I made...My first foray into making my own marble!
 
 
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  I cut a 3 foot long 10-24 size galvanized steel rod into pieces using a 14 inch bolt cutter...Then I attached the pieces of rod together using 1/2 inch copper strapping & 12-24 hex nuts...Then I coated all the nuts with Loctite Blue 242 which basically keeps the nuts from unscrewing themselves on the rods...This armature is fully movable, the fingers can bend at two joints, the thumb can bend inward towards the palm, the stem of the fingers can bend in towards the palm...
  My next step is to cover each finger & the palm with mesh screening & tie that on with copper wire & a pliers...From there, I am considering dipping the hand in Plasti Dip, a movable rubber dip that coats the whole hand but lets it move...
  Not sure what colour I will be using for the final colour...I feel that flesh tones are too realistic & would prefer something that states that the hand is indeed a fake, so as not to scare any casual onlooker...Considering blue...Or white white...
  Joseph likes the way it looks now so much he doesn't want me to do any more work...He likes the Terminator Steampunk feel I guess...Hmmm...The neat thing about having different pieces in different states of finish is that people who want to try to make a prosthetic limb themselves can actually see how it is done, without even any welding...If I cover up my tracks, it won't be didactic anymore really...
  I was thinking that prosthetic limbs are so expensive to buy, that if I could show others how to make them themselves, people who need them could attempt a DIY version...It would be cool to make your own, no? Just a quirky thought...