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The Majestic Bellowphone - Hungarian Dance #5

My friend Len Solomon writes: "Here's a clip of the Hungarian Dance #5, performed on the Majestic Bellowphone. The piece was originally scored for 4-hand bellowphone, but I come to find out that I'm the only one who plays this contraption, so I used my version; adapted for 2 hands and a foot."

SPWS Youtube Channel

Hi folks! I'm going to be making a concerted effort to post more videos of my projects. I'll continue with the step-by-step photos and write-ups but I'm going to augment those with video overviews and to that end I've acquired a new video camera and set up a Youtube Channel.  Subscribe to The Steampunk Workshop Youtube Channel Now!

Prusa Mendel Mods

solid base for reprap prusa mendelI want to show you some of the recent modifications I've made to the RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D printer that I built. This was a pretty typical Prusa Mendel build. I used stainless Steel threaded rod and stainless Steel hardware which increased the cost a little bit but everything else was pretty much standard. I do like the stainless steel threaded rod it seems to have a nice smooth surface finish and everything moves smoothly. 

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Not Enemies!

Brand new from my bestie Nathaniel Johnstone and 2Tall Animation comes this re-imagination of a childhood classic!

Vintage Tomorrows - At Powell's Books Monday March 25th

Hey Portland! Don't miss futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott at they explore steampunk, a cultural movement that's captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world. The even is at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing ​on Monday, March 25th @ 7:00PM. Hey! I really like the model they got for the cover photo!

From Amazon.com:

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears. In this book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott explore steampunk, a cultural movement that’s captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world.

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Ayleen the Peacemaker at Roger Williams University: “Re-Racing Steampunk: Race, Memory & Retrofuturism”

Longtime friend of SPWS speaks at Roger Williams University on race and steampunk:  Re-Racing Steampunk: Race, Memory & Retrofuturism.

Beautifully made Neeman Tools video

One day, I'll give up this life of technology and live as a simple country woman; hewing my home from the forests around me. I'll produce artisan works and take absolute care in every detail; letting time slide by as I build each piece to perfection. 

Then I'll make videos like this to inspire the next round of dreamers. 

He's British!

The Professor writes:

Well hello. To counter this dark, wintery drudge we find ourselves wedged inside, may we offer a little splendid summer sunshine - the first single from the BRAND NEW Professor Elemental album, 'Father Of Invention'. Available right blooming now, from http://www.professorelemental.com 

Quick Lamp Making Tip: Fast Nuts!

How to move 3/8 inch nuts really quickly along long lengths of threaded lamp pipe.

Babbington Burner upgrade to the Foundry Furnace

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