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Making Joints in Telescoping Brass Tubing: Slip fit Press-fit Detent-fit.

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Many makers have found uses for the telescoping brass tubing from K & S Engineering. This tubing is available in sizes from 1/16" up to 21/32" (modeltool.com is one retail source), and one of the useful features of this material is that each adjacent size telescopes neatly into the

Doctagram

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Here is a thing I made.

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

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

Wayne Strattman to show at CRMI!

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Remember the Borg from Star Trek? Wayne Strattman is the artist responsible for lighting up their ship with high-voltage plasma. He is the world’s most famous kinetic plasma glass artist, and on July 15th, he will have his first solo museum show at The Charles River Museum of Industry

Balls

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Big Wooden Ball Project from Mike Leuis on Vimeo. I love, Love! LOVE! the use of industrial equipment to make art. A custom built crane/lathe/mill truck for making big wooden balls? Be still mah heart! (via Make)

Fantasy Clocks

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A short film about Richard Birkett of Fantasy Clocks from Town Square Films. Favorite quote: "The people who like my clocks tend to be the better people on the planet." I am certain most vistors to The Steampunk Workshop resemble that remark!

Mjöllnir Lamps for the Roadster

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Some projects take a long time. Sometimes I start something and then put it aside, in this case for more that two years! When Make:TV came out to the workshop to shoot a profile of me in July of 2008, one of the projects that I worked on for