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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Fingers...Hands... Up to the Elbows....
I just roll it out with the pasta machine and then form the arm around one of my handy, dandy, armatures.
This step takes some practice. Once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty fast.
After that, I cut a length of a roll for the thumb and add it to one side of the hand. Then I start smoothing everything. When I get it the way I want it to look, I finish with an embroidery needle.
After you have them the way you want then, put the little stands in a pan and put that in the oven.
I turn it on to 275 degrees and let it heat up with the hands inside. I let them bake about 15 minutes after that.. Take them out. Let them cool. Put them on the doll of choice.
If there are any rough spots when you are finished, you can smooth the hands out with an emery board. I usually cut the emery boards once lengthwise and once across. That way you have four emery boards for the price of one and all of them will get into smaller spaces! I do this for furniture making too. Works like a charm.
That's all there is to it.
See you tomorrow.