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Chapter 12 Finger Model and Bird Foot Dissection

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Tinker the hand.

Have you ever really looked at your own hands? They are so elegantly complex that it blows the mind. Check out all the levers and cables under your skin and the fantastic number of different movements you can get out of that system. Here we’ll make a super-crude model of the system to enact just the simplest of motions.

Bird feet are similar in complexity, and we can take them apart, since someone else is going to eat the rest of the body. Over here, it’s not so common to eat the feet, but there are plenty of Chinese here, and they love chicken and duck feet, so it was not ...

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