USS Salem Steampunk Command Phone

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  My friend David dropped me a note a couple of days ago along with this photo of a telephone aboard a WW II era warship.  The phone is absolutely gorgeous! I particularly like the the anchor and rope motif in the brass escutcheon. David goes on to write:

Datamancer’s Brass LCD on eBay

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My good friend Rich Nagy built this beautiful brass widescreen monitor and has put it on eBay! This is a one-of-a-kind 22" widescreen LCD built by Richard Nagy aka "Datamancer" of www.datamancer.net. This display was built to compliment the brass keyboards I build and sell on my site (keyboard

Books: Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

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Many of you have probably heard of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age for its prevalent use of Neo-Victorianism, and for it being an wonderful novel. However, you may not have heard of his earlier work Snow Crash. Where The Diamond Age was a bildungsroman set in a nano-technologically influenced

H.M.S Chronabelle Presents: The Adventures of Captain Mouse

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There has been a lot of talk lately about ‘Steampunk ‘sub-culture’ and to be quite honest, I don’t really know what Steampunk sub-culture will turn out to be. I do hope that at its core will be people getting together and making things. I also hope that it turns

Steampunk Clock Wedding Gift

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Every now and again, here at the Steampunk Workshop, we get email that totally makes our day.  Sometimes its simply a note from someone who has discovered Steampunk for the first time – or more precisely discovered that there was, in fact, a name for this thing that has

My Ride

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Meredith’s post on the Handcar Regatta reminded me that some of you might be interested in my daily ride.  This is a TourEasy recumbent bike from Easyracers and it’s how I got to work this morning. You see, I was an avid cyclists right up until the age of

The Handcar Regatta

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I am sorely tempted to build an entry for Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty’s Great Hand-Car Regatta. There’s not much info, but it looks like some great things are already being built. I love the idea of human powered vehicles to put to use some of the vast swaths of

Clockworks: The art of Liam McNamara

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Liam Mcnamara built The Clockworks for the Burning Man festival waaay back in 2005. A 3 story tall all wooden, working, click-tocking time-keepin’ clocktower, and then burned it to the ground at the end of the week. Yes, even the clockwork gears were CNC routed out of wood.  It

Dump Finds: Rayo Lamp, Typewriter

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As of late last year we were banned from pulling items for our town dump’s metal and wood recycling bins.  The stated reason was ‘public safety’ but it was fairly clear from the expressions on the faces of a few of our town’s selectmen during the discussion that the

The Ordinator: Slighty Baffling but Beautiful Sculpture

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I’m not entirely sure what I am looking at here, but the ‘Ordinator‘ by Flickr user Imajilon is a pretty sexy bit of workmanship. It’s like some weird steampunk/psychedilic milkshake. I want to pull the levers and run my hands over the grill; expecting electrical shocks and vision quests.