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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)

My kind of Steampunk

From The Men That Will Not Be Blaimed for Nothing. This is how I like my Steampunk. \m/

Cliff's Wimshurst Machine

Cliff writes:

Thanx for the information and plans. I built this out of salvaged parts from work and purchased lamp finds, the wood pulleys and parts were turned by me. The guys I work with love it. By the way I work at a power plant.

Nothing makes me happier then hearing that I've inspired someone to make something, and when the result is as beautiful as Cliff's Wimshurst? Shear joy!  - Jake.

More images after the cut . . . 

 

Fantasy Clocks

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!

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Bad-ass photo of the day

Shannon O'hare of the Neverawas Haul and Zachary Rukstela of Kinetic Steamworks share a scotch.

 

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Just Look at this Blimp Lamp!

Blimp LampI love this blimp lamp from Flaminio Bovino ! At first I thought this was a render--and we don't publish those here--but on closer examination it appears that the trusses are actually water-jet cut from steel and the brass bit are hand turned. It's real!

Not only real, they are for sale. I want one!

More info on the website. (larger image behind the cut.)

Fixing a musty smell in my 2007 Toyota Yaris

Towards the end of last summer my 2007 Toyota Yaris developed a musty smell in the cabin whenever I ran the A/C. This is a common problem in many cars but the Yaris seems particularly susceptible, probably because it lacks a mesh screen behind the air intake vents below the windshield so debris can fall in and block the HVAC condensate drain.

Give this girl some cake: Steampunk Portal Gun

DeviantArt user ~Batman_and_Bananas created this beautifuly detailed full scale Portal gun . She didn't just stop there, however- she also made a pair of Portal Boots, Bunson Battery, and some wallets to complete her Chell cosplay. Excellent job! 

Bridgeport Series II CNC Gecko/Mach3 Conversion

Last  year I bought a broken Bridgeport Series II CNC milling machine with the intent to convert it to run on ArtSoft's Mach3 PC controller with Gecko G203V stepper drivers. 

Well, the original intent was to replace only the BOSS 5 controller, but things got complicated.

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Victorian RV - Bedroom Redecorated

Steampunk School bus RV Victorian BedroomI've never been completely satisfied with the Captain's cabin of my bus. The original ceiling in this section was finished with perforated steel sound absorbing panels that did a good job making it quiet but collected soot and dirt and were virtually uncleanable. My solution to this problem was to cover them with cloth. At the same time I decided to cover the rearmost windows with insulation and to do some decorative wood working using the carcas of an old pump organ that was found in the trash by the roadside.

Click through for more pictures of the finished bedroom.

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