Meredith from the Steampunk Workshop hipped us to this strange objet d’art from a deviantArtist named Astalo, a Finnish blacksmith and jeweler. Of his piece, Astalo writes (translated from the Manglish):

Weird steampunk-themed “hand mechanism” that I made from brass, silver, steel, leather and some parts of one old alarm clock. (like gears and spring, etc.)

Making it took almost two months and it’s probably the most complex metalwork that I have ever done. The mechanism really works and it moves the user’s fingers for a brief period of time (Unfortunately that steel spring is not very strong).

Clockwork hand [via Steampunk Workshop]