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Oct 14, 2010, 6:25:50 AM
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Steampunk Prosthetic Hand DONE by Challenger70TA Steampunk Prosthetic Hand DONE by Challenger70TA
FINALLY!!!! it is done, or at least to the point it can be worn. Still haven't figured out if I want to age it or not, or possibly add anything else to it.

This hand will go along with my Steampunk Confederate costume I wore at AWA 2010, and I hope it will be a hit at the next con I take it to!

As is your looking at 70+ hours of work. (avg 8 hours per finger) mostly completed over a 4 week period..lots of sleepless nights due to me being an insomniac! ;p

Total materials cost in aluminum, sheet brass, brass screws, nuts, bolts, leather etc. $100 dollars...and I'm not exaggerating.

The fingers are actually spring loaded with short return springs to make straightening the fingers back out easier and faster when making a fist or just bending individual fingers. It also adds a cool working feature that you can see.

Sufficient to say I don't recommend trying this at home kids, although I'm glad I did it. This thing too WAYYY too much time and I grossly underestimated the materials cost.....BUT I am happy it is done and amazingly I do believe I still have some sanity left, although its questionable if I had any from the start.
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heartless-2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist


would you consider making another for money? ^^'

dknile Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
freaking awesome looking!
w-rockbell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG^^ It's awesome!!! I love it <3
DorianVonRichter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
That is some damn good talent right there. Would be cool to mass produce those, Of course, any sanity you had left would surely be gone then!!!:censored:
Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
LOL some of the parts have to be made extremely precise in order for them to work. Especially with the sewing arm attachment.....I wouldn't want to even think about doing this again. ;P
DorianVonRichter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Hell I don't blame you, but it is still concept though. Still very impressive though. You should be very proud of that creation. Great job again!!!!
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very cool. What a creation!
hezakota Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Aboustly love this qeustion where did u fine ur material and is the material like the sheet metal bendible? b/c i wantto make an automail arm and looking for some realstic materials! so can ya help <3 this alot!
Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
The aluminum came in a 25' x 14" roll from Home Depot. The brass came from Ace Hardware and had to be bought in small 6" by 12" sheets. Both we not cheep unfortunately, but its the only stuff on the market that you can use for this.
hezakota Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats really helpfull ive been scratching my head in how i was going to make a new automail but ive been busy with a fulltime job and 26 + a portable coffin suitcase made from lamninated pine i was about to give up

And thank you again im much apperiate it ^_^
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