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A Yad is a pointer used to read the Torah, or the Jewish bible. A Yad is used because one is not allowed to touch a Torah scroll with his hands, and t...
These are the supplies I used when making the Secular Yad:Two male pins from a power connectorTwo terminals (like the ones in the pictures) A telescop...
First I cut off the wires attached to the plug to make pulling the pins out easier. Then I used a pair of pliers to firmly pull the pins, without squa...
Remove the insulation from terminal with the flat wide surface. Then squash the end of one pin (the end that the wire was connected to). This is the p...
Cut the end with the insulation off of the terminal (the kind of terminal with two fork like prongs). Then place the fork like terminal in the flat an...
Take the other pin and place it on the piece, slightly overlapping the thumb pin, and to the slightly right of the thumb pin (for right hand) or to th...
I realized I needed to add more area to the hand to make it look correct, so I just did the easiest thing possible, which was to melt some clumps of s...
Use escapement files and other tools, if needed, such as a tungsten scribe pen, to carve the three remaining knucles. Also, file the shape of the piec...
Remove the end of the antenna where is pivoted on the radio, so that there is just a hole. Thread a jump ring throught the hole, and then thread both ...
Center the wrist of the hand onto the tip of the antenna, and super glue it in place. Wait for it to dry completely before pointing.
Hang your secular Yad on the spine of your Dawkins, or your Torah (or something else entirely). Extend antenna to point at a distance, or keep short t...
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Posted:Jul 20, 2009
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