Fly2HMO
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Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 2:13 am



I've been chasing down these forever. They are so hard to find, but I finally found one in some random garage sale.

I would really love to get one of these limited edition kits though:

http://www.artsconnected.org/media/d4/4f/b2868df74426e6ddca5536a5d48e/1024/768/19975.jpg

So, anybody else care to share your finger box collection experiences?   
 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 2:21 am

What does one do with finger boxes? Is it a game of some type?
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 2:27 am

Oh went with the old school type? I went with this




I like it so far and it wasn't terribly expensive. That limited edition one is really sweet though...makes me jelly.
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 2:37 am

Memories... my dad made one with the classic DL widget on it when I was younger and gave it to me for my birthday. Sadly, it was destroyed in a car crash I was in. I loved that thing  
Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
What does one do with finger boxes? Is it a game of some type?

Where have you been all these years??:

“A finger box all though it may seem to be a relatively simple device, it is not on the contrary of being simple a finger box is more than a box with a hole in it, it is a massively complex device containing more than a thousand separate components per box, usually with nine boxes per set that makes over nine thousand separate components, but the device will work limitedly with just one box.

Finger boxing is also known as fingering and boxing and is a massive fad among teens aged 13-18, the device in a simpler form were first invented by William John Trolington over 100 years ago in Australia.

A Finger box basically simulates a feeling, originally this was accomplished with mechanical devices in the box with some extremely cruel pranksters putting item such as glass and nails in witch would often decapitate the finger, this led to a act of parliament in 1919 by the UK banning the devices, which was quickly followed by the rest of the world.

Although still banned the “underground market” off finger boxes saw a boom in sales during the 1980’s and was redeveloped into its current electrical module in the mid 1990’s buy an unnamed Chinese worker.
The device works on the same principals as electrical prosthetic limbs, an electrical impulse is shot up the nervous system that will make the hand think that it is feeling something; anything can be simulated such as stroking a cat or shaking a hand.

The finger box costs around 50 per box and are usually sold out within minutes they have reportedly have gone for over 200 per box on ebay."

[Edited 2011-05-25 19:43:41]

[Edited 2011-05-25 19:44:11]
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 2:48 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
What does one do with finger boxes?

You stick your finger in and proceed to finger them, of course.
 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 3:01 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
What does one do with finger boxes? Is it a game of some type?

I'd never heard of it either...

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
“A finger box all though it may seem to be a relatively simple device, it is not on the contrary of being simple a finger box is more than a box with a hole in it, it is a massively complex device containing more than a thousand separate components per box, usually with nine boxes per set that makes over nine thousand separate components, but the device will work limitedly with just one box.

Finger boxing is also known as fingering and boxing and is a massive fad among teens aged 13-18, the device in a simpler form were first invented by William John Trolington over 100 years ago in Australia.

A Finger box basically simulates a feeling, originally this was accomplished with mechanical devices in the box with some extremely cruel pranksters putting item such as glass and nails in witch would often decapitate the finger, this led to a act of parliament in 1919 by the UK banning the devices, which was quickly followed by the rest of the world.

Although still banned the “underground market” off finger boxes saw a boom in sales during the 1980’s and was redeveloped into its current electrical module in the mid 1990’s buy an unnamed Chinese worker.
The device works on the same principals as electrical prosthetic limbs, an electrical impulse is shot up the nervous system that will make the hand think that it is feeling something; anything can be simulated such as stroking a cat or shaking a hand.

The finger box costs around 50 per box and are usually sold out within minutes they have reportedly have gone for over 200 per box on ebay."

[Edited 2011-05-25 19:43:41]

Is this serious, or is it sarcasm that I'm missing?
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 3:04 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):

Okay. Thanks for the explanation. I seem to remember something similar from my childhood that held a fur-covered ball and a low-powered spring trap that would randomly snap shut on your finger, simulating a biting action.
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 3:05 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
anything can be simulated such as stroking a cat or shaking a hand.

my favorite's the one where it feels like your finger's being sucked on. feelsgoodman
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Thu May 26, 2011 3:55 am

 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 12:26 pm

Quoting cerretaman (Reply 7):

my favorite's the one where it feels like your finger's being sucked on.

So does it feel like its sucking regardless of what you stick in there? Just wondering....
 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 12:49 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):

You stick your finger in and proceed to finger them, of course.

Are we still talking about finger boxes?  
 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 12:51 pm

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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 1:21 pm

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 11):
 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 3:41 pm

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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 4:32 pm

Quoting lh526 (Reply 13):

FLY2HMO sez:

 
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RE: Self Gloss: I Got My First Finger Box!

Thu May 26, 2011 6:35 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 14):
FLY2HMO sez:

Nah, I sez: teh wimenz love my fingerboxes 

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