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 already been a passion for most of their life.
But sometimes the notes we receive really get to us because they are about real people, romance, passion and of course making things and that is our Raison d’être. This was in deed the case this morning when I opened my mail and found the following note:
. . . I was married yesterday, and as a wedding present, my father gave me a clock that he’s spent weeks working on. I was quite surprised, and totally excited of course. He had gotten very much into working with brass and metals in his woodwork, and I introduced him to the idea of steam-punk. He’s run with it now, even wanting to wear a steam-punk suit to my wedding (my mother overruled him, despite my enthusiasm.) I don’t know how much you put viewer submissions on the site, especially those that are so simple (it’s not a car or a motor-home or any such thing), but I’ve attached some photos, along with the note included in the box. Thought you guys might enjoy it. 🙂
Enjoy it? Ehren! this is the sort of note we absolutely LIVE for here at The Workshop! People, have a look at this Walnut Marvel!
The clock came with a note and instructions from its maker on care and maintenance:
Congratulations, you are now the owner of a one of a kind two-faced clock by Diversified Artistic Designs (D.A.D.). The clock’s energy is supplied by a state of the art dilithium crystal power generator. If you wish to order the accessory hub and adaptor cable, the generator can be modified to power your home as well as all of the cities in your hemisphere. (Parts not included. Contact your service center for details.)
To activate the dilithium power generator and set the clock, remove the large brass knobs and lift off the top. Caution, the generator itself is not a serviceable part. Do not remove the small brass nuts on top of the clock. If for any reason the power containment unit should become damaged or compromised in any way we recommend that you evacuate immediately, preferably to an alternate universe.
The details are wonderful and the workmanship top drawer – and that Walnut! Gorgeous!
I think Diversified Artistic Designs (D.A.D.) has set the bar pretty high here and I wonder what Ada Elizabeth and Fiona will be expecting from this Dad on their wedding days!