Use Layout to Build Hands and Arms
Attach Upper and Lower Arm Pieces
Assemble Hands and Arms
Refer to the cut list for creating the thumbs, forefingers, middle fingers, pinkies, palms and forearms pieces. Create one set, then another as a mirror image of the first.
Cut the angles on the parts using a miter saw. Drill pocket holes in the parts (image 1). Drill pocket holes in the ends of the upper arm. Assemble the hands using glue and pocket-hole screws (image 2). Attach the upper arm to the forearms (image 3). Sand any rough edges and corners, and apply black paint to the arm/hand assembly.
Lay the body facedown. Position the arm/hand assembly roughly centered on the middle circle of the body. Attach the arm assembly to the body using three 1-1/4-inch deck screws and no glue (image 4). Using screws without glue will allow you to remove the arm/hand assembly for storage.