The prosthetic left hand project: the finger…

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So I am still toying with a design for a prosthetic left hand…Today I decided to try something new…I got a piece of aluminum pipe 1/2 inch…A long spring…& some copper wire…

I thought I would just try out one finger…

So I measured the pipe into three little sections, & proceeded to cut them with my little pipe cutter tool…Which turned out to be awfully tiring…I keep forgetting how long it takes to cut pipe…Those three little sections left my hands already blistered…I think I will use my little pliers to turn the pipe to cut it rather than my bare hands…If I do this again…No, I think an easier way must be possible…

Anyways, I stuck the springy spring through & wired it simply with some copper wire…

I now have one springy finger…I think this technique is a no…But maybe it will come in handy for another project…

Other notes from today:

I got some Rc203 refill cartridges for my respirator mask from Canadian Lumber centre…Yay! Wow these are hard to find…You really need to wear a respirator if you work at all with glue…A dust mask is not sufficient…I use powdered resin (glue) to make my marble…

I got several giant bags of wild bird seed (Red Ribbon) from Canadian Tire…This means I am all ready to go when I set off to feed the Trumpeter swans…Volunteers feed them between November & April…They are part of an Ontario restoration program & they need all the help they can get…

I also special ordered a jar of Plasti-Dip…In black…This is a rubber dip…I am going to dip my kinetic prosthetic hand into it, to cover the metal parts, but it will leave it movable…I will probably dip my index finger & thumb prototype first, just to see how this goes…Thumbs Up

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