Æther Salon: Earthquakes! (Edited Transcript)

| April 22, 2016

Earthquakes have been recorded throughout human history, oft-times explained in their immensity as the actions of gods such as Poseidon, or ‘a great battle between a thunderbird and a whale’. However, Science in its early forms investigated earthquakes as well.
The theories that have been put forward up to the present date are three, and their authors three men, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, and

Æther Salon: Vaudeville! (Edited Transcript)

| March 25, 2016

Nika Thought-werk:

So, question, ladies and gents, boys and girls, and animals of every shape and size … Do you like to be entertained?

Dear friends, my name is Nika Thought-werk. Many of you know me as a little clockwork who loves mail. I am that, but I am so much more – when I remember. One of the things I am is real. In the time before now, one of the things I did was perform in a

Æther Salon: Vaudeville! (Cleaned Raw Transcript)

| March 24, 2016

[14:07:54] Wildstar Beaumont: greetings all !
[14:06:08] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: All right, I think the stragglers will have to depend on the aether-journal to catch up.
[14:06:24] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Let me thank you all for coming, and issue a few ‘housekeeping’ points of order.
[14:06:34] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.
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Vaudeville! (Cleaned Raw Transcript)

| March 24, 2016

[14:06:08] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: All right, I think the stragglers will have to depend on the aether-journal to catch up.
[14:06:24] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Let me thank you all for coming, and issue a few ‘housekeeping’ points of order.
[14:06:34] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.
[14:06:35] Myrtil Igaly: Hey Tepic!
[14:06:51]

Æther Salon: Courtly Love! (Edited Transcript)

| February 27, 2016

Podruly Peccable: COURTLY LOVE

Good evening, gentlefolk of New Babbage, and thank you for inviting me to speak tonight. My subject is the medieval tradition of “Courtly Love”, which seems a suitable topic for the sixty-ninth Aether Salon, falling as it does a week after Valentine’s Day.

I think it is true to say that when we imagine the medieval period, the first three images that come to mind

Æther Salon: Courtly Love! (Cleaned Raw Transcript)

| February 27, 2016

[2016/02/21 13:57:20] Podruly Peccable stays very very still so the horse doesn’t fall off the podium
[2016/02/21 13:57:30] Wildstar Beaumont: greetings
[2016/02/21 13:57:37] Podruly Peccable: Hullo Admiral
[2016/02/21 13:58:19] 美奈子 :: Minako: A fine steed you have there!
[2016/02/21 13:58:38] Lady Sumoku blows Wulfi a kiss.
[2016/02/21 13:58:45] Fauve Aeon: Hello everyone!
[2016/02/21 13:

The disappearing tools……..

| February 7, 2016

I needed more space in my workshop so I had to make some bench tools disappear and this is how I did it…….

…..and a peek into my workshop….

Æther Salon: Publishing! (Edited Transcript)

| January 30, 2016

Aether Salon: Publishing!

Welcome, word wranglers! If you’re here, odds are that you’ve written a story, or are thinking about writing one, or you really like to read published stories.

Even if you are not writing a book, knowing how it all works will give you a deeper understanding of what your favorite authors have gone through to bring their stories to life. No matter how books get

Æther Salon: Publishing! (Cleaned-up Otherwise-unedited Transcript)

| January 30, 2016

[14:04:06] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach makes a note that New Babbage time is five minutes late.
[14:04:24] Elleon Bergamasco: at least…
[14:04:28] Ceejay Writer: Takes twice as long for a Babbager to scrub their face for a fancy event.
[14:04:34] Darlingmonster Ember: sounds like they need a clockwinder?
[14:04:36] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Heh.
[14:04:37] Blossom Love: Hi Wright!
[14:04:40]

Hard Facing a DIY Anvil

| January 26, 2016

I have been assembling an anvil from several slabs of mild steel that have been kicking around the workshop. I milled a horn onto one slab and in this video I harden the billet that will be the top of the anvil. The “right” way to do this is to weld a 1/2″ plate of […]

Final Ever Issue! (and funding drive)

| January 2, 2016

Hot Air Balloon

 

By now, most of you have probably noticed that there’s not been a huge amount of activity for a while. That there hasn’t been a new issue of the magazine for a long-ass time now. We wish it wasn’t so, but the fact of the matter is that most of our editors and regular contributors are increasingly busy with other things. As such, we’re sad to say that the next issue, SteamPunk Magazine #10, will be our last.

That said, SPM has been immensely important to a lot of us, and we would have it make such an end, the likes of which have never been seen before. To do that, we need a bit of help from all of you. We pretty much have a full compliment of awesome fiction, articles, interviews, and other interesting bits and pieces all ready to go. What we’re still missing is some lovely artwork to go with it.

Are you an artist? Do you have a bit of time to help out and draw something to go with one of our articles? Then please do get in touch by adding a comment below. If you don’t, but you have some spare pennies kicking around and you want to help us make this last issue truly awesome, use the donate button below and we’ll put your cash to hard work by commissioning some truly awesome pieces of art.

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. And we don’t intend to go out without a party!

 

Vintage Homemade Welder – Part 3: Sparks and Smoke

| December 24, 2015

I found this welder on Craigslist for a hundred dollars. It’s made with a World War II surplus aircraft generator and the engine from a 1946 Austin Dorset. It’s a 200 Amp DC welder with a four-cylinder pushrod engine. I’ve gotten it running and I tried welding some steel with it. The Austin engine ran […]