Fans of Star Trek can enjoy making this homemade vulcan salute book end that is ideal for keeping your favorite reading materials in place. The statue is made using a replica of your own hand, giving this galactic piece a customized look.
These geeky book ends are incredibly easy to make using alginate that you can pick up from a craft store or online. The alginate is then used to make a replica mould of a hand in the vulcan salute position. Once the mould has dried it'll leave you with an exact and detailed replica of the hand that you can spray paint any color you choose and mount to a wood plank. This tutorial can also be used for making book ends in a variety of hand positions such as a peace sign or a wave.