Microphone Stand Camera Adapter

| December 20, 2014

This is a superquick 3-D printing project. I found in the past that when I film videos in the workshop I am very often tripping over the tripod and the camera never seems to be in a convenient position to get the shot. I realized that I had a microphone stand that was very much like […]

Organizing All Of The Things

| December 17, 2014

I have limited space in my shop and am constantly trying to condense the volume of space that my materials and supplies take up while still allowing me to find what I am looking for without digging through bin after bin. One of the best solutions I’ve found to this problem are large, shallow drawers. […]

Converting Welch Allyn Otoscope & Opthalmoscope to “C” Batteries

| December 15, 2014

Like many small New England towns we don’t have curbside pickup for our trash, instead we bundle everything up and take it to the town dump on Saturdays. This would seem like an inconvenience but, also like many small New England towns, our town dump includes a “Swap Shop.” The Swap Shop is simply a […]

Who Ya Gonna Call? 2014 Hallowe’en Decorations

| December 8, 2014

This year our theme for Hallowe’en was Ghostbusters! The inspiration was my wife’s as she looked at the 1973 VW Type III Squareback that is sittng in our driweaway. Her name (the car, not my wife) is Adelaide and I am fixing her up for a friend. She will be for sale in the spring […]

No Such Thing as a Free Hot Tub

| December 7, 2014

We got our first hot tub at a garage sale for $50. We took it home and filled it up and found that the temperature controller no longer worked. The filter housing and skimmer also leaked because the plastic was cracked and the entire assembly had to be replaced. I found a bait bucket at […]

DIY Powder Coat/Curing/Reflow Oven

| December 2, 2014

I found  a very clean, barely used toaster oven at the dump. I originally intended it for the kitchen but it turned out that the toast function timer was bad, so off it went to the workshop. I tried using it a couple of times for curing paint and epoxies but even at the lowest […]

Studio Softbox Flash Ceiling Bracket

| December 1, 2014

One of the reasons I redesigned The Steampunk Workshop website is that I thought WordPress with it’s easier to use interface and more flexible authoring would entice me to publish more stories. But an important aspect to any story are good photographs and I don’t always (read rarely) want to haul out the tri-pods and […]

Near fixtures are halogen far fixtures are LED. Color temperature is almost identical! these were inexpensive GU10 LED bulb, I am very impressed with what’s coming out of the factories in China lately. – A SPWS One Shot

| November 23, 2014

Near fixtures are halogen far fixtures are LED. Color temperature is almost identical! these were inexpensive GU10 LED bulb, I am very impressed with what’s coming out of the factories in China lately.

Calling! Salon (Edited transcript)

| November 17, 2014

Bookworm Hienrichs: I think we’ll get started now. And please excuse me if I fall silent – I may freeze up while talking.

Welcome to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, Lord Mayor Perryn Peterson of Mieville has come to give us some insights into the world of manners and etiquette.  Before we get started, a few housekeeping items:

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

Calling! Salon (Unedited transcript)

| November 17, 2014

[2014/11/16 13:54]  Arthur Serpente (gauisartephiusserpente): oooooo coffee, hello Miss Psaltery, how are you?

[2014/11/16 13:54]  Garnet Psaltery: I’m very well, thank you, and you?

[2014/11/16 13:54]  Arthur Serpente (gauisartephiusserpente): /me attaches himself to the coffee machine with vigor

[2014/11/16 13:54]  Stereo Nacht: Good day Herr Baron, nice to see you back!

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Mold Rammer for Sand Casting

| November 15, 2014

Thor has his Hammer, I have my Rammer.

Mold Rammer for Sand Casting

| November 15, 2014

Thor has his Hammer, I have my Rammer.