Light up bedside table

| April 21, 2015

I took two Ikea bedside tables that were painted white with white drawer pulls and painted them gloss black.  I replaced the drawer pulls with ‘steampunky’ brass knobs with an antique balloon picture in the centre.  I found some glass shelves to put on top which were wider and deeper than the tables so I created a frame to go around the bedside tables, as the framing material was quite thin I used some acrylic between the frame and the table.  Under the acrylic I installed LEDs to light up the inside edge of the table.  Lastly I created some brass switches to turn on the LEDs…….the effect is awsome and now I don’t need a table lamp!

Freaks! (Edited Transcript)

| April 21, 2015

Bookworm Hienrichs: Well, I think we’ll get started.

Welcome, everyone, to this month’s Aether Salon! Our usual host, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, is unfortunately unavailable today, so you’ll have to put up with me.

Bookworm Hienrichs grins.

Bookworm Hienrichs: Today, Jimmy Branagh – and Billy – will regale us with carnival tales, focusing on the life of the "Special People." Before we get

Freaks! (Unedited Transcript)

| April 21, 2015

[14:06] Bookworm Hienrichs: Well, I think we’ll get started.

[14:06] Garnet Psaltery: wb

[14:06] Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, everyone, to this month’s Aether Salon! Our usual host, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, is unfortunately unavailable today, so you’ll have to put up with me.

[14:06] Bookworm Hienrichs grins.

[14:06] Garnet Psaltery: You’ll do fine

[14:06] Bookworm Hienrichs: Today, Jimmy

Cutting Steel with a Skil Saw Blade

| April 9, 2015

I’m am bolting a bunch of scrap steel together to make an anvil and I need the pieces to fit as tightly together as possible so I’ve been milling the surfaces on the CNC mill. I created a piece with a horn and step and I needed to create a area to set it down […]

Protocol! (Edited transcript)

| March 16, 2015

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Fraulein Bookworm, if you might start with the general introduction.

Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, everyone, to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, Duchess Liz Wilner and Wizardess Oriella Charik will teach us about proper protocol when out and about in the Steamlands.  Before we get started, a few housekeeping items:

1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on

Protocol! (Unedited transcript)

| March 16, 2015

[14:04] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Fraulein Bookworm, if you might start with the general introduction.

[14:04] Bert (bert.nuubert): Greetings mr Mayor

[14:04] Bookworm Hienrichs nods.

[14:05] Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, everyone, to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, Duchess Liz Wilner and Wizardess Oriella Charik will teach us about proper protocol when out and

AEther Salon: Punishment! (Edited Transcript)

| February 16, 2015

Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, one and all, to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, New Babbage’s own Tepic Harlequin will regale us with tales of Punishment in Victorian times.  Before we get started, a few housekeeping items:

1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.

2) If you do not have a wearable chair and wish one, please contact myself or the Baron.

AEther Salon: Punishment! (Unedited Transcript)

| February 16, 2015

[13:58] Bookworm Hienrichs: We’ll be starting in a few minutes. We always wait for stragglers.

[13:58] Bookworm Hienrichs smiles.

[13:58] Steadman Kondor beams, i cant wait to hear about this criminal topic!

[13:58] Garnet Psaltery: Hello Ceejay

[13:58] Bookworm Hienrichs: Ceejay! Good to see you!

[13:58] Avariel Falcon: No Babbager left behind!

[13:59] Avariel Falcon: Except that strange

Sir Round-a-Sound — Little Heart

| February 15, 2015

This little beauty plays iPods (with a lightning connector) and also USB sticks!

The shiny buttons on the front are for volume control.  What you can’t see below the grill is the play/pause button.  The button on the top left is for turning on the amp and switching between players.

The USB player with on/off switch to the right.

AEther Salon: Inventors! (Edited transcript)

| January 25, 2015

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Gräfin, are you ready?Wulfriðe Blitzen nods

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone, to January’s Æther Salon. Please remove any lag-enhancing devices you might be wearing; ensure you are inside the maze pattern to be able to hear our excellent speaker; consider joining the group using the convenient signs around the walls.

Please consider showing your appreciation

AEther Salon: Inventors! (Unedited transcript)

| January 25, 2015

2015-01-18 [13:57:52] Vernden Jervil: Afternoon all2015-01-18 [13:58:03] Lady Sumoku waves2015-01-18 [13:58:19] Wulfriðe Blitzen  (ancasta): Heh, a languid pose for the sofa.2015-01-18 [13:58:27] Lady Sumoku laughs.2015-01-18 [13:58:55] Lady Sumoku: This isn’t that salon!2015-01-18 [13:59:02] Mr. Snow (tehckisnow): Oh!2015-01-18 [13:59:06] Mr. Snow (tehckisnow): uhhh, I gotta go.2015-01-18 [13:59

3D Printed Wimshurst Machine

| January 13, 2015

In the winter time, whenever I pulled a large flat part of off the print bed of my RepRap Prusa Mendel, I would notice a great deal of static electricity. One day the thought occurred to me that I could 3D print a Wimshurst Influence Machine like the one I designed and built for an […]