My partner and I were having a talk about possibilities of things to make from the drawings I had been doing. My partner is an electronics maker and has experience with making circuit boards. Making them involves a bit of etching with chemicals of the copper on the boards. He suggest we make an one of my drawings into an etched brass "thingy."
First Step above: Take the image and size it as well as give it thicker, solid lines and touch it up in general.
Second Step: Put the drawing on some Brass, this is done with a laser printed and some transfer paper (for this kind of thing).
Third Step: Apply some Green stuff that is an extra barrier on top of the scan. This photo (above) is the back of the piece which is solid.
Fourth Step: Make some Etching stuff up and then stand there for almost 2 hrs etching it. Partner is currently working on a spray etcher to get the process down to 10-15 minuters for up to 50 pieces...
Ohhhh, its almost there!
And done! This photo shows the hand put inside its outer shape.
Voila! Brilliantly Awesome Hand! Yeh-hes! Polished up with Ajax!