For this project I used a leftover block of glulam beam from a previous carport project. Firs I drew an outline of a my hand on the surface of the block. Then I roughly cut of excess wood to get a rough shape of a hand.
image/text credit: lignum
After further removal of wood with angle grinder, I proceeded with long process of whittling. I used my favorite box cutter and a few chisels. For the base I used 18 mm steel plate.
I cut the rough shape with my steel cutting band saw and then finely shaped it using table and angle grinder. Base is atacched to the hand with one centrally positioned wood screw.
Carving a sculpture is definitely an arduous task – after all, there are no easy ways to correct your mistakes.The end result is of stunning craftsmanship, and very much life-like. Real hand turned into wood.