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Forum topic by wiser85 posted 07-09-2021 10:38 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiser85

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07-09-2021 10:38 PM

i would like to make salad hands using a router. can i use a straight router bit to cut the fingers???? balance will be cut on a band saw. thanks to anyone who can help me!!!!!


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SMP

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#1 posted 07-09-2021 11:31 PM

i thought it was something else. i turned my finger into salad on the router table once. do you have pictures of what you are thinking of?

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#2 posted 07-10-2021 04:24 AM

Without pictures I can only imagine what you are trying.

Free-hand no…. or you’ll have three hands or more. Make a template using the bandsaw, tidy it up with sandpaper or spindle sander if you have one… and then use a following template to fut the fingers. also use some timber the same material to stabilise the outer base of the router.

If the hands are curved and not flat… forget the router.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 07-11-2021 12:22 PM

one version of “salad hands” – an assortment of hand and power tools would be required..
a talented craftsman could actually carve the backsides to resemble the human hand. wrinkles for the knuckles, finger nails, etc.

-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 07-11-2021 12:28 PM

Just use the band saw to cut it out and then a rasp, files and sandpaper to clean it up.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Rich

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#5 posted 07-11-2021 01:48 PM

Just don’t confuse your salad hands with jazz hands, or you’ll over-toss your salad.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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wiser85

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#6 posted 07-11-2021 06:57 PM

thanks guys!!!!! guess i will use my bandsaw after all. looking for a quick way out. ain’t going to happen!! happy woodworking

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#7 posted 07-11-2021 10:05 PM



Just don t confuse your salad hands with jazz hands, or you ll over-toss your salad.

- Rich


Or minute hands, otherways it’ll take you hours to toss that salad.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 07-11-2021 11:39 PM

woodworking should not have to be quick without feeling.
it should be slow, meticulous, and have meaning.
then – you stand back and say: “I made that with my own hands”.

-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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