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 […]

AEther Salon: Clausology III (Edited Transcript)

| December 24, 2015

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone, to December’s Aether Salon. We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you’ll enjoy today’s topic.
Ceejay Writer: Elleon, I got that gift once and it vanished in a puff of steam
Elleon Bergamasco: drats
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Before we begin, a few housekeeping items:
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: 1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit

AEther Salon: Clausology III (Unedited Transcript)

| December 24, 2015

[2015/12/20 13:58:05]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Well, the doors are open.
[2015/12/20 13:58:07]  Myrtil Igaly: ‘ello everyone!
[2015/12/20 13:58:08]  Jimmy Branagh: !
[2015/12/20 13:58:08]  Dr. Henry Jekyll (nyanka.jinx): Hello, Jimmy.
[2015/12/20 13:58:09]  Darlingmonster Ember: Yes, a small flurry may have followed me in
[2015/12/20 13:58:13]  Wulfriðe Blitzen  (

Ancient Steampunk?

| December 18, 2015

I have been hearing a lot of interviews with author Graham Hancock lately and I think his line of inquiry will be of interest to Steampunks everywhere and of particular interest to those interested in writing about non-fantastical Steampunk worlds. In 1996 Hancock published Fingerprints of the Gods . The TL;DR of which is: There is tantalizing […]

AEther Salon:Firefighters (Edited Transcript)

| November 18, 2015

[2015/11/15 14:01:28]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Welcome, everyone, to November’s Aether Salon. We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you’ll enjoy today’s topic.
[2015/11/15 14:02:12]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Fraulein Bookworm Hienrichs has collected some fascinating information on Firefighting for us today.
[2015/11/15 14:02:

AEther Salon: Firefighters (Edited Transcript)

| November 18, 2015

[2015/11/15 14:01:28]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone, to November’s Aether Salon. We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you’ll enjoy today’s topic.
[2015/11/15 14:02:12]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Fraulein Bookworm Hienrichs has collected some fascinating information on Firefighting for us today.
[2015/11/15 14:02:18]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Before we begin, a few

AEther Salon: Firefighters! (Unedited Transcript)

| November 18, 2015

[2015/11/15 14:01:28]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Welcome, everyone, to November’s Aether Salon. We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you’ll enjoy today’s topic.
[2015/11/15 14:01:42]  Emerson Lighthouse: Afternoon, Miss Hienrichs
[2015/11/15 14:01:45]  Emerson Lighthouse: /me waves
[2015/11/15 14:02:11]  Dee Wells Dagger (promiscute): /me waves to