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Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by aternox Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by aternox
So here's how I made the hand for all those who asked.


And here's the finished product in motion

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mistake caught! it's actually 52 eye bolts!

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and for all those who will or have asked. It cost me under $50 Canadian to build. I don't know what it would cost in American as I don't live there, have the same stores, or really care. but you can just use google to convert the currency and give yourself a ballpark figure.
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Given 2009-01-24
Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by *aternox is an ingenious tutorial that will show you how to create a working example of a hand marionette that has been inspired by this subgenre of fictional and technological inventions,by using easy to come by materials.To view the working hand you can view the Flash film in this members gallery. Thank you for sharing. ( Featured by znow-white )
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Koad-WolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Please, what is the size ( in ) of the eye bolt, and the warshess?
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:iconaternox:
aternox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure what size eye bolts I used anymore. But they were quite small. The washers were fender washers
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nakura169 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
also, how big should the washers be?
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nakura169 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
about how many short screws? like 100+?
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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MonkeydJanine Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this Hand :3
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very damn nifty. might play with this. needs a wrist articulation...
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:iconanyami:
Anyami Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Wow, this looks fantastic! I'm definitely gonna try to make it
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:iconxyra-chan:
Xyra-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That's pritty cool. ^^
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LacklusterPoet Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Do finger-less gloves make a good alternative to cutting the tips off of the gloves?
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wingedpan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Do you by chance recall what size each of the various bits were? The screws, eyebolts, washers, hinges, etc? You gave the measure of the plywood which is brilliant, and I'd love to try my hand at producing one as well~
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DEMoN-da-Beast Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMGnice pm where u got this
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mrsmyrnin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
making the steampunk world a better place.. one hand at a time! Love it thankyou!!!
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:iconquick-step:
Quick-Step Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
That is fantastic!
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:iconbananaflyer:
Bananaflyer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awuh!! This is so co- I mean... Astonishing (cool is too mainstream)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional
nice one
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luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Wow, I've been looking for a walkthrough like this for months. Thanks this is really helpful.
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firebreather2536 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing
i want one
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Emotocat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I WANT IT!! SOOO COOL!! How expensive was it to make this contraption?
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:iconaternox:
aternox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
about $50 CAD
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Emotocat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Oh thanks!
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:iconinvader-nna:
Invader-Nna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
quick question, where did you get your BBQ forks?
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:iconaternox:
aternox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I found them at a dollar store
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Invader-Nna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
k thanks, all i can find are stainless steel though...
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MissingSkeleton Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I was going to make one for myself, but, need to know what size of eye bolt, screw, and springs we would need. Thanks for your time!
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aternox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
offhand, at the moment, I can't remember. But I'm pretty sure I've answered those before in previous comments, so they might be somewhere in there.
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MissingSkeleton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looked through all the comments and wasn't able to find the eye bolts, or screws.
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:iconaternox:
aternox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
so the screws used to hold the "palm" to the "wrist" piece of wood were 1 1/4 inch wood screws, the ones for the hinges came with the hinges, and i used 3/4 inch wood screws with fender washers to hold the glove on. The screw eyes were 1/4 inch.
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MissingSkeleton Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh thank you so much! Really!~
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MissingSkeleton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay- thank you! Looking right now for it~
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TheWolger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
awesome job
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bluesquirreldude Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I just finished working on one of these of my own, and I think the glove I've used is too stretchy a material. Plus I'm having difficult in getting the thumb to want to close, I fear the keyring on it might be too big for good movement control. other fingers work fine though, and I can't wait to get video of it in motion. I'm planning to build and entire forearm covering, with luck :D Already have the PVC for it.
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MasterMaglor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome dude! simply awesome!
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Sickicarus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Fantastic!!
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Meglawk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absoloutely brilliant. Took me a while to figure some of it out, and still trying to work out some kinks with the springs...but one of the funnest projects I've gone at in a while. Have to get a picture up some time.
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Nethka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
ooow <3 This is really cool, thank you!
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DarkRilux Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thats so cool *.*
makes me to want to make a costume with hands like this <3
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mrpho Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
i'm in love (i want 2 make a skeleton/reaper costume one day can i also make the hand skeleton like?)
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Zoogoo40 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be 54 eye bolts?
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SubjectSixteen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I can't wait to get started, Now starts my adventure through Home Depot
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mSkull001 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i wanna build that :O
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XxspottedxshadowxX Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh.
I am going to die if I don't try this, but I'll probably kill myself trying to make it.
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Jmaczek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I started to building hand like that if you would spare a moment to see it : [link]
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sorzone Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EXCELENTE!!!!!!!lsdkfjasdlkfj :D
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Sick-little-Wolfboy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
MUST DOOOOO
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SonicEdge7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a God send! thank you so much! =D
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bluesquirreldude Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I finally found a working tutorial for these, sweeeeet. Many thanks man, I look forward to wasti-er, INVESTING some of my hard earned Money Dollars into a pair for a costume :D
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Prometheus-Nike Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have only one question: I saw the movie, and it looks like the hand has every motion in the fingers as a regular hand does. Are you able to grip anything with this? Like, could you where this somewhere, and hold things with them slipping through the fingers?
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aternox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
depends on the object, bigger = easier. It's difficult because you can't feel anything, but it is possible to grip.
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Prometheus-Nike Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for replying, i am figuring that if I can make this, I am gonna do a steampunk costume for next halloween . . . wow, i have no life if I am planning next halloween . . .
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