Monthly Archive:: August 2009

Eamespunk Recumbent Trike

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  Wow! This bent-wood ‘bent is beautiful! Click through for a build log – english translation is here.

Skylights for Jake’s School Bus RV Conversion

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About two years ago I found these lovely skylights at our town dump, they had been removed from someones roof but were in otherwise excellent shape and they even included the manufacturer's installation instructions!  I grabbed them with the intent of installing them in our school bus conversion RV.

DIY RV Macerator Pump

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When you own an RV one of the things you have to deal with is dumping the waste tanks at the end of your stay in a campground.  This is generally not a big deal, you pull up to the dump station, usually located along the driveway on your

Steampunk’d Wacom Tablet

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 Dan writes: This whole thing started when I dropped my graphire3 wacom tablet.  Everything worked just fine, but the case cracked and would not stay together.  After some soul searching I decided that since I couldn’t use the thing in its current condition I might as well try and

Steampunk Vacuum Tube Guitar Amp

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  A Steampunk guitar amp to go with the Steampunk Strat! I just finished this project for Nathaniel Johnstone of Abney Park and you will get to see its debut with Nathan and several other musicians and performers including the Deshret Dance Company at the Carnivale Mechanique at this year’s Maker

Retro Cellphone Handset

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Here’s a project of mine from a few years ago, it’s an LG mobile ’embedded’ into an old Western Electric model 500 handset. The Bell Model 500 desk phone manufactured for decades by Western Electric is an icon of Twentieth Century product design.  The evolution of the Model 500’s

The Art of Ivan Mavrovic

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Click through to Mental Design to see an amazing collection of artwork by Ivan Mavrovic including this skull mouse!  I particularly like the cellphones he's done and the his Steampunk keyboard the "Crystal Deluxe" is one of the best ever! I so want a pair of the Steampunk Matrix spectacles

Hardshell Bicycle Trunk

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Here are some pictures of a hard shell trunk I made for my all-weather commuter bike out of an industrial dual compartment mop bucket. Originally published at  Here are some pictures of a hard shell trunk I made for my all-weather commuter out of an industrial dual compartment

Foundry Furnace – Part 3 – Casting the Refractory

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This is the top of the furnace, it needs a 2" hole to let the hot gasses escape so I hammered a tapered dowel into the pipe fitting and used a hole saw on my Milwaukee Magnum Hole-shooter (The most powerful hand drill known to man – use the

Rick’s Wimshurst Machine

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Another Wimshurst Machine is finished! This is the third complete one I’ve seen and one of at least half a dozen in process.  If you’re working on a Wimshurst by all means send along some photos! I am fascinated by the individual modification to the basic design people are coming