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Steampunk Leather Top Hat Tutorial

I have received several requests for a tutorial on making my steampunk leather top hat, shown above, and so, here it is. The first drawing shows the three pattern pieces (not to scale). The wave on the bottom of the crown is what gives the brim its distinctive curve. The pattern below is the one that I used to make my top hat. The crown joins at the back with a butt seam. You should use a lightweight but firm vegetable tanned leather. See the diagram at the lower right for construction details. This is the partially made hat. Related:  Steampunksteampunk

Gear template generator This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw. I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. You can still access the old (pre 2015) Flash based gear geberator Getting the printout to scale correctly, avoiding cropping Different browsers print at different scales depending on browser type and printer configuration. Use an ink jet printer I recommend using an ink jet printer. Printing the gear templates To print the gear template, use the 'Print' button, instead of printing the web page from the browser. The gear generator program that I created and sell doesn't need the scale calibration, and can paginate across many pages for larger gears. Some notes about gear design and this gear template generator This gear template generator generates shapes for involute spur gears.

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Steampunk Phonograph (pt.2) In Part 1 of Steampunk Phonograph, I showed you the construction of the "wax cylinders". Now let's take a look at the construction of the phonograph horn. I have never made something like this before, so my methodology was a bit of a stab in the dark. Luckily, my stab seemed to hit the mark. I had only the vaguest idea how to go about this, so I started by making a paper template. I folded the lines instead of cutting them, figuring the fold would give it a bit more strength and stability for my test. I figured that if I angled the line inward a little, halfway along the length, that would add more curve to the horn, or at least another segment of flare. I made seven more of these, and taped them together, completing my second paper test horn. The angle I had added to the paper panel was taking me in the right direction. I moved to cutting the panels out of corrugated cardboard. After cutting out eight panels, I started taping the seams together with masking tape.

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[REALISATION/TUTORIEL] Ceinture Steampunk digne de ce nom Alors matériel utilisé: *une ceinture de chez Celio pour le cuir acheté 2.95€ chez Stockomani *des charnières pour mettre le crochet qui permettra de fixer la boucle à la ceinture Alors pour la conception : J'ai retiré les rivet de la ceinture, puis j'ai retiré l'axe de la charnière pour récupérer une des 2 parties, l'axe va me servir à fixer la boucle dans la ceinture. J'ai utilisé différent diamètre de de rouage, comme il sont fixé par l'arrière je peux les changer à ma guise pour refaire une nouvelle boucle au grès de mes envies. L'écrou de devant (le petit dôme) est l'intérieur des roulement en plastique de mes portes de douche, c'est plus joli qu'un écrou plat. Je voulais souder le bout de charnière mais je n'y arrive pas alors je l'ai fixé avec 2 petits écrous, je trouve qu'ils donnent un petit quelque chose en plus. Donc voilà le résultat final.vue de devant: vue de derrière: Bon visionnage et à vous de jouer maintenant.

Des étagères originales au style industriel pour lofts urbains | Shoji Si vous aimez les décors type Steampunk, vous allez adorer les étagères proposées par Stella Bleu Designs. Fini les étagères en bois que l’on retrouve partout, place à la récupération en donnant une seconde vie aux tuyaux usagés. Se mariant parfaitement dans un décor industriel pour lofts urbains, ces étagères profiteront de chacun de vos murs et de leurs coins afin de leur donner une touche d’originalité. Faites de tuyaux en fer massif, ces étagères accueilleront vos livres de la meilleure des manières. On se croirait presque dans la cabine du capitaine Nemo à bord du Nautilus, n’est-ce pas ? [Tutoriel] Tricorne de pirate (pour débutants) Voici donc ma première, bien que modeste contribution à ce forum, car cela peu peut être vous servir et/ou vous inspirer dans vos créations futures. Donc, comment faire un tricorne style "pirate" un peu "déglingué", genre "fait main".Après, il est bien sûr possible de faire le même plus joliment, en fonction de ce que l'on veut en faire, de lui ajouter des décorations et autre...Je l'ai fait en simili cuir mais il est bien sûr possible d'appliquer ce tutoriel avec n'importe quel tissu pas trop rigide (car pour qu'il épouse bien les courbe mieux vaut qu'il soit un peu "stretch"). Préparation de la base | Temps : ~3min * Prenez un chapeau melon en feutre, il peut être d'assez mauvaise qualité de toute façon on va le recouvrir. Ce genre de chapeau fera très bien l'affaire * Enlevez toutes décorations éventuelles qu'il pourrait avoir (liseré, plume, ou je ne sais quoi... il faut qu'il soit tout nu Découpage des pièces du bord |Temps :~15min Couverture de la base | Temps: ~15min avec le séchage

How to Make Steampunk Jewelry Wikipedia defines Steampunk as “a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality. Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other).

The Steampunk Workshop | At the intersection of Romance and Technology. DIY Steampunk Gauges If you're building steampunk props for cosplay, gauges are a must-have. Unfortunately, vintage gauges (which look the most authentic) can be both hard to find and pretty darn expensive once you do track them down. So, John and I decided to make our own. Here's the secret: These cup slider handles for closet doors are perfect for DIY gauges. Once we found those, I went hunting online for photos of vintage pressure gauges. Next I needed a temperature gauge, which was much harder to track down. ...but the photo had too much glare and shadow to use. For the most realistic look, you could use clock hands or spinner arrows like these for the gauge needles. To give the faces some age and character, John rubbed brown glaze on the paper after printing them out. Next it was a simple matter of cutting them out: John: Don't show my thumb! Me: [rolling eyes] And popping them inside the frames. So instead, we opted for the easy way out and just filled them with clear epoxy:

[Tuto] Faire un iris mécanique fonctionnel Comme promis, voilà une petite explication sur l'iris que j'ai fait pour un carnet.Je n'ai pas retrouvé mon appareil numérique et je n'ai pas trop de temps, donc ce ne sera pas terrible mais j'éditerai pour mettre de meilleures photos plus tard, et si possible avec une version plus définitive et plus soignée que mon test en carton.Voilà à quoi ressemble mon prototype : En attendant, voici déjà le principe. Concernant le matériel, je suppose qu'on peut utiliser toutes sortes de matières. Ma version définitive sera certainement en mdf (pour les cercles) et laiton (pour les lamelles). Il faut aussi de quoi faire des pignons, ici j'ai utilisé des cure-dents en bois, je pense utiliser du fil de fer un peu épais pour le prochain. Voilà les pièces dont on aura besoin : Deux cercles de même taille. - Le premier (celui qui ira au dessus) est percé d'autant de trous qu'on veut de lamelles, ici 12. Un exemple avec une seule lamelle :Ouvert : Fermé : Et une fois assemblé, ça donne ça :

Steampunk Jewelry Made Simple | STEAMED! May 19, 2011 by suzannelazear Today we welcome Brenda Sue of B’sue Boutiques who’s jewelry supply store not only has everything you need to make neat Steampunk jewelry, but she also has loads of instructional videos for people like me who love to make things, but in all honesty can’t craft their way out of a cardboard box. STEAMPUNK JEWELRY MADE SIMPLE: Breaking It Down to Cogs and Gears By B’Sue Love the Steampunk lifestyle? Check out this sweet Steampunk pendant I made: As this piece is raw brass, you’ll want to patina it. When you have achieved the color you want on the brass, simply seal it with Renaissance Wax. Into that cap, I poured a bit of mixed ICE RESIN. I also inlaid a circlet ring found at our website, as well as a tiny propeller. The trick is to pour only enough resin to inlay the bottom of the propeller so that it still spins. The actual pendant is available at B’sue Boutiques right here: How would you finish it? Come on over to B’sue Boutiques and check the place out!

Fashion & Events: December 2013 (Source: Julia Hatmaker for Steampunk events are all about the costumes. Sure, there's music, vendors and maybe an author signing or two. And, in the case of Steampunk UnLimited at Strasburg Rail Road - which continues at 11 a.m. Nov. 17 - there's also a high tea and some sweet train rides. "It's theater where the audience and the actors are the same people," said Steampunk UnLimited attendee Spencer Waldron. With that in mind, how do you capture the perfect steampunk look? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.