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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

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

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

A Tale of Two Sundays

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The past two Sundays were very different Sundays. A few weeks ago Sharon Steel of the Boston Phoenix came out to The Workshop to interview me.  The interview went really well, Sharon was thoughtful and really interested in my particular take on Steampunk and the broader Steampunk community.  We

Book: The Affected Provincial’s Companion – Volume One

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  I was introduced to Lord Breaulove Whimsy and The Affected Provincial’s Companion by my friend, Chronographia von Strangehours.  Chronographia, I am pleased to say, has agreed to write an upcoming book review for your enjoyment so you shall be making her acquaintance in greater detail shortly. Quite frankly

Boston Phoenix Video

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I completely forgot that The Boston Phoenix shot video when they came out to the workshop to interview me! They've just put it up on their site and I've embedded it here: If you haven't read the whole piece you should! It contains a LOT more then just me,

The Heather Gold Show

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On Saturday May 3, Cap’n Robert of Abney Park, Libby Bulloff of SteamPunk Magazine and I will be on  The Heather Gold Show which will be streamed live from the main stage at Maker Faire.  From Heather’s site: How can you be authentic to yourself and part of a

Defending the Electronic Frontier- A Steampunk Warrior Pinup!

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I’ve been thinking about what this whole Steampunk thing is and I still haven’t gotten a handle on it.  But anything that brings together such a wide range of artists, makers, and fans has got to be good.  Is there any other hobby that will bring you email from