My Last Steampunk Mod – The Steampunk Roadster

| 12 months ago

As of 6/1/2016 this car is for sale! Asking price is $6000 but I’m willing to haggle. I had considered listing it on eBay but I’d rather offer it to the Steampunk and Burner community first. Contact jake@vonslatt.com if you are interested. I would be particularly excited if someone doing a film or TV project, or […]

Rare chance at a Steampunk Strat pick guard!

| 12 months ago

Rare chance at a Steampunk Strat pick guard! http://con-or-bust.org/author/186/

The best animated airship in steampunkdom

| 12 months ago

I recently received a rather cryptic email containing a link to this video. I don’t know much about it, but this is probably the best animated airship in all of steampunk.

Hard Facing a DIY Anvil

| 26th January 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 […]

Vintage Homemade Welder – Part 3: Sparks and Smoke

| 24th December 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 […]

Ancient Steampunk?

| 18th December 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 […]

Stroh Violin Repair

| 17th November 2015

I generally do not take commissions, however every once in a while a friend will ask me to make or repair something and it will be an interesting enough project that I will take it on. That was the case with this Stroh violin. The Stroh violin was an instrument developed between the invention of […]

New Album from Psyche Corporation

| 9th October 2015

Something special this October: Psyche Corporation has released her 5th album, Romance of the Counter-Elite. Notably, the EP features their popular cover of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. Do check it out: https://psychecorp.bandcamp.com/album/romance-of-the-counter-elite Besides the cover of Poe’s poem, the remaining songs of the new album cover dark and multi-layered themes, especially focusing on dystopian […]

The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

| 25th September 2015

“The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia” out for release November 1st, 2015! IndieGoGo campaign here! The stories in this collection merge technological wonder with the everyday. Children upgrade their fighting spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. Large fish lumber across the skies, while boat people find a new home on […]

Broken Strings Folk Punk Campout!

| 27th August 2015

Tickets are now on sale for BrokenStrings Music Fest and campout! The event is in Sacramento, CA September 25th-27th. Broken Strings is an incredible folk-punk campout at beautiful Camp Pollock, a former Boy Scout campground on the banks of the American River. It’s under a mile from downtown Sacramento, and not far from public transportation, […]