Friday, January 30, 2009

Air Conditioner... Steampunk

So this is the start of the steampunk air conditioner, it doesn't have a name yet. Most of the parts are extruded the assembly of this piece has been the most difficult and time consuming of any of the steampunk pieces so far. All joints and seams have to water tight and there are many seams. when it has been bisqued I will make a drawing of how it works.

These are the raw pieces sized up and ready to go.

The worst part making sure every tube is sealed.

Some of the detail in the fill gauge pipe.

The water tanks are in the back there and will be connected with a rubber tube. The air in the system is relieved in the fill gauge pipe. this whole system will rest upon a base that will be thrown and act as a chimney for the cool air. Also the glass has yet to be installed in the front and back channels. I am super excited to get this finished.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teacup Preservation System

I have added the downpipe and valve.

These are the inside workings of the Preservation System. It consists of a steam driven dynamo that powers the climate control systems and the Ultraviolet Protection Wave Generator.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the artists for the Smithsonian Craft Show. Now I have to make a whole bunch of new and wonderful work. It will all be in the "steampunk" style under the group of Dragon Wells Steam Works. Here are some shots of work in progress.

This one is hard to explain I will have more shots as it is finished

This is the top of the water tower for a Automated Vegitation System AKA Plant-Ation
These are or were coal scuttles which will be labeled as Tea Scuttles