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Steampunk Stratocaster #2

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I just finished up Steampunk Stratocaster #2 and will be sending it out to be in a gallery show in Indianapolis Indiana in February! Circle City Aerodrome Steampunk Art Show: 'Punked:Yesterday's Tomorrows   On Friday the 1st, the night before the Masquerade we will be hosting a reception in honor

Writing for The Steampunk Workshop

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UPDATE Nov. 2013 – SPWS is no longer seeking new writers, thank you for your interest!  – Jake.   Steampunk Workshop is looking for articles and writers. We are looking to move away from a short-form blog format and wish to publish more substantive articles relevant to steampunk and

He’s British!

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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  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/father-of-invention/id578275568 http://professorelemental.bandcamp.com/album/father-of-invention Directed by Moog http://www.peculiana.com with music

Quick Lamp Making Tip: Fast Nuts!

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

Orchestrions

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"An orchestrion, if you’re wondering, is like a souped-up player piano from the early 1900s. These automatic music machines encased in beautiful wood cabinets don’t just play piano but also drums, bells, and pipes that can imitate violins as well as woodwinds and horns. As MP3 players get smaller

Circle City Aerodrome’s Steampunk Art Show – Call for Submissions

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Hello fellow artists and makers, I want to share an open call for entry to the Circle City Aerodrome's first ever Steampunk Art show.  This is a juried show and will have its opening reception as part of the city-wide First Friday gallery night on Feb 1, 2013.  We

Babbington Burner upgrade to the Foundry Furnace

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Wet Plate Photography … on an iPhone Back!

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When I started on my iPhone back project I actually researched wet plate photography, the process of putting an emulsion on glass, exposing it, and developing it into an image. How awesomely steampunk that would be! However, though I've done a little black and white developing and printing in

Custom Glass iPhone Backs

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Make your own custom iPhone back glass images! I figured out how to separate the glass panel from an iPhone back and put any image on it. What follows is my step by step howto for transferring a laser printed image to the inside of the glass back on an

Shio – Otherworldly Lights

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I am fascinated by techniques that involve 'growing' structures using unattended processes. It's probably because I grew up in the eco-seventies and we were all to be living in bio-engineered domes with living real grass carpeting by now!  Artist Daniel MacDonald's strongly suggests those same forms and leaves me both nostalgic