Monday, February 16, 2015

The Steampunk Workshop

The Steampunk Workshop: A Penny Dreadful Review

            Jake von Slatt can take a shard of metal and turn it into beauty with the aid of power tools. Here is the blog of a fascinating Steampunk maker who resides near Boston, Massachusetts. On his blog, The Steampunk Workshop, he explains how to create various objects of Steampunkery, such as etched tins and lightswitch plates.
            These projects are not for the dilettante or faint of heart. These instructions involve the use of caustic chemicals and electric current. Fortunately, the instructions are clear and helpful, so one should end up with a piece of art and one’s limbs intact. If you have better luck with sharp objects than I have, this blog (and some tools and bits of metal) should be all you need to create fantastic works.
            For those of you who learn better by watching a maker in motion, Mr. von Slatt also has a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vonslatt. Here, you can find live action tutorials and get a tour of his workshop.
            I give this blog four gears out of five. It is essential for the technically-minded Steampunk. Find it at http://steampunkworkshop.com/ and get ready to learn and create. Please follow all safety precautions when working with dangerous chemicals and electricity. This is how monstrous automatons and supervillains are created.



Your Correspondent From The Aethernet,

Penny J. Merriweather