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Clockwork hand by Astalo Clockwork hand by Astalo
Weird steampunk/clockpunk-themed "hand mechanism" what I made from brass, silver, steel, leather and some parts of one old alarmclock. (like gears and spring etc.)

Making take almost two months and it's probably the most complex metalwork what I have ever done. Mechanism really works and it move users fingers a short brief of time. (Unfortunately that steel spring is not very strong.)

Edit: 25.12.2008
I finally uploaded one short video to youtube! [link]
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:icontqween:
tqween Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cool
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it.
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ChaosCrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
I watched the vid and had first thought of this being used, albeit a bit more 'programmable' with more mechanics up the arm. I had an immediate flash of a steampunk piano player having this as prosthesis to be able to play again. He would be able to use a large-ish (or not, using alchemy perhaps) music box built into forearm which would hold the 'program' for the prosthetic. It would hold the notes needed and move his fingers accordingly over the keys.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very interesting idea. You should draw or make such device in some day. :)
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:iconchaoscrow:
ChaosCrow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
LOL! Draw it perhaps, I don't know that I have the patience to try a build. I'm lugging thru a bit of a slog drawing a carriage and driver atm. I have the concept in my head, just wish I had the 'printable imagination'.
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HeartSprout Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i want it.
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:iconcaransgianfios:
caransgianfios Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
win
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it. :thumbsup:
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:iconcaransgianfios:
caransgianfios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
np, i was very impressed.
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aoifequinn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hi ive beeen looking for a wooden and brass steampunk hand as a gift for my friend the one she liked look like it had some clock parts on it like wind up key any idea where i can find something like that id be greatful for any help. you can contact me ay nickymcdowell@hotmail.com or KIK me at tattoodevil13
thanks
nicky
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is one guy called "Doktor A" who has made quite nice looking steampunk hand. [link]
Maybe he knows more from things like that..
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Verope Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, that's amazing!!! And... It's aliiiive! I must show the video to my man, he will love it!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very glad to hear. :thumbsup:
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Tetravexitus Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
indeed you have some cr hands dude, dopamine
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know what cr hands means. :confused:

If you mean hands in those pictures, they are not really my own.. One female schoolmate pose me for the pictures.
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Tetravexitus Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
"creative hands" i wrote it wrong at the time.
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've looked over most of your gallery, and must say, I am awestruck. You do fantastic work. I love your passion for your art. You have great ideas; blade knuckles, spoon pendants, jewelry, and the list goes on. Your trade has molded you into a fine skilled craftsman. I'm very impressed.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. (And fave)

I started to make new steampunk style jewelry projects about two weeks ago and try post soon my first new pieces to Brass goggles messageboard, but not here until I get all new jewelry sets done. (I make earlier some plans for at least 5-6 different pendant sets for this year, but only first two sets are finished now..)
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I look forward to all your brilliant art brother. You rock!
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:iconriumplus:
riumplus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome... for when you feel like waving or gesturing with style!! I love the fact that it actually works! :D
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Hotshot333 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I saw this before somewhere else! It's amazing! Great job.
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:iconcloudpoppie:
Cloudpoppie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Writer
This is AMAZING!!
do you have a tutorial?
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No. It's too difficult to make tutorials from so complicated projects.
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Cloudpoppie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Writer
okay fair enough
it's still awesome
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Kudrik Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
funny thing :)
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xX-BaPOW-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
That is amazing! I want one now...
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it. :thumbsup:
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xX-BaPOW-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
My pleasure
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:iconrealrottencandy:
RealRottenCandy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:ohmygod:Holy shit thats amazing!!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :)
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RealRottenCandy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
you're welcome!! It kicks ass
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MicroGiant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
dude you are awesome for making this no matter how practical it is!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
I don't have usually a lot of time for steampunk related projects, but it's always a lot of fun to make things from old clock parts, teaspoons or some other recycled materials. :)

For example in last week i started to make new pieces to my continuing "clockpunk" jewelry serie and going to post later some photos in here..
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Zuoyatwoi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
O_O Fell in love with that. Oh God, I really want to buy some steampunk set one day.
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advorange Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
THATS EPIC!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it. :)
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advorange Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
your welcome
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Multimind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
I think I did see this one right after you uploaded it on here, but since it is on your profile page I did not notice the youtube video before now.

Thanks for uploading it, it is really interesting to see how it acts "live" :)
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. That is now my only metalwork in Youtube, but I maybe upload some day also some kind of "picture slide show" from my weapon related projects to Youtube.
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Tobias-Dawson Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Ha! Very clever!
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
A mechanical finger prop for piano. Never thought I'd see one.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice depiction and thanks for adding this to your favourites.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Depiction? No, that was a real thing and it looked almost exactly like that.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It makes only one quite simple movement like tapping your fingers on the table, so it's not probably very ideal for piano playing. (Maybe some guitarists can find more better use for it.)
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
It was made to teach the student how to hold his/her fingers slightly elevated when playing the piano. The original one didn't have any clockwork to it.
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent workmanship. The video was totally cool.
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Demolizer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Iha hemmetin siisti, mut... mikä se o?
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Periaatteessa vain pelkkä mekaaninen lelu, koska eihän tuolle löydä oikeasti mitään järkevää käyttöä. :roll:

Kiitos kun lisäsit sen suosikkeihisi.
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Demolizer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Digital Artist
juup eipä mitää pitäähän taidetta arvostaa
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v-smoke Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I so want to use that for reference... Would that be OK? If I used it in one of my drawings sometime? I'm rubbish at getting mechanisms of any description to look good and to look as if they work so...

This is a brilliant design - and the fact that it works is a real bonus! Great stuff ^ ^
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