Is anyone actually excited for the google fingerbox?
>inb4 it sends my fingerprints to google
Some guy was offering me his set of vintage 1965 fingerboxes for £600, not sure if it's a good deal...
Fingerbox is a /b/ meme. It's basically just a ploy to get newfags to ask "what is fingerbox?" On which the whole thread will reply "omg such a newfag loll". Fingerboxes aren't real. So don't ask about them.
What is a finger box?
A finger box, though ostensibly a relatively simple device, is in fact a staggeringly complex machine
comprised of several thousand finely crafted components. These are most often distributed in sets of
nine, but the poor, the disenfranchised and the mentally handicapped have all been observed amusing
themselves for hours at a time with just a single unit. Finger boxing (also referred to colloquially
as 'fingering' and/or 'boxing') is a rapidly growing trend among teens aged 13-18. The first instance
of the device, though in a cruder and less intricate form, was invented by Sir Eustace Henry more than
130 years ago in Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
A Finger box basically creates a variety of sensations by stimulating the nerves of the finger tip,
though the fun was short-lived when a group vicious saboteurs started contaminating the devices with
old razor-blades, broken glass and ebolavirus. Panic ensued as a result of the dismemberments, lock-jaw
and in some cases, slow and inexorable deaths. This led to the inevitable banning of the devices by the
UK parliament in 1919, with the rest of the developed world quickly following suit.
Although still illegal, the finger box black-market 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 principles 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 demand outstrips supply by ten to one, with some waiting
times rumored to be up to four years. Reportedly, some fingerboxes have been sold for over $5000.
That's just made up bullshit, made up by the butthurts.
Lovers fingerbox anyone?
I've had it for 15 years, my uncle gave it to me.
not sure about these new e-fingerboxes. Sure, they're pretty, but a 250-year-old teak fingerbox made in England, Germany or Japan will do the job just as well, and has got tons of potential for upgrading. I've got a collection of all sorts, and I must say that one of my favorites is a 170-year-old scrimshandered palm fingerbox from Rehoku which feaures part of a dendroglyph and was crafted by British sailors stuck on the island from HMS Prophetess. It's a beautiful piece of work. The overall feel is very good inside too, as it was lined with lambskin and felt like it. The mechanism is in tip-top condition because even though it's a wooden Heidelburg design the actual wood used is, like the case, palm and thus can be kept beautifully clean and functional with palm oil, which also brings out a nice dark finish. It's locked with an ivory key (cut from whalebone) engraved with the intials A.E. and in a niche inside the lid is a Gold Sovreign, which I only found looking over the box when I bought it - I was looking at the hinge and I noticed a tiny button, and click! Out it came. It's a wonderful piece of work, I had it insured for $17,000 but I think it would make several times that at auction... implying that I'd ever sell such a wonderful object, of course.
I'm thinking about crafting my own fingerbox.
I was thinking about using mahogany wood, but that's quite expensive. So should I use a cheaper wood and paint it? Or should I use mahogany?
What would be a good interior material?
Fingerbox is an item fad that began on 4chan’s /b/ board sometime in the summer of 2010.
The fad involves someone posting a picture of a Fingerbox with a seemingly genuine question or remark, followed by other users acting as if they not only all know what the OP is referring to, but have owned one since childhood.
The common discussion points are the number of holes, the materials the box is made of, and different custom boxes and their merits.
Inevitably a user finally asks what a Fingerbox is, at which point they will promptly be laughed at and called a Newfag.