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Author Topic: How to be inspired.  (Read 4895 times)
Ezra Hogbin
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2012, 11:39:01 am »

Do you know? There are so many threads started on here as to what defines steampunk. But, to my mind, something like this is what sets this community apart. Not that many people here could emulate this guy, but that we all seem to appreciate this workmanship.
How many of those around us would just see an old guy who had made something and, whilst yes it's worth a second glance, they would think any more of it.

To sit and watch him and talk to him, that would be something else!
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2012, 11:58:25 am »

Wow, I'm going to have to work on my beard.

And I agree, spending an afternoon watching him work and chatting away would be priceless.
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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013, 12:12:55 pm »

Different strokes for different folks.

Another way to get the job done.

This one is just fun to watch.

Starts off slow but gets wild around 3:20.

TFirewall.wmv
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2013, 02:54:05 pm »

PFFTTTTTTT.....................Sounds like Mickey Mouse on acid, working with a bunch of maddend woodpeckers on speed!
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« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2013, 03:48:09 pm »

Where as that's a great example of using your brain,it is also the exact definition of what a RatRod is and I would certainly not take a ride in it!
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2013, 11:46:50 pm »

I enjoyed seeing this wonderful man and his wife.
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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2013, 02:00:14 am »

I used to know guys like this when I was younger, friends of my dad's. These were the kind of guys who rebuilt steam rollers and traction engines for a hobby in the back garden and made all the parts themselves, real engineers with a lifetime of experience and a wealth of knowledge that simply doesn't exist any more. Sadly, most of them have passed away now and that knowledge is simply gone.

I remember as a small boy going to my grandparent's house for Sunday lunch and watching my grandfather making parts for a model steam engine he was building - filing the teeth in sprockets and gears with a needle file from a solid billet of phosphor bronze, making drive chains one link at a time from brass wire and so on. I have a spokeshave in my workshop that he made when he was an apprentice in the 1920's- in those days part of being an apprentice meant making all your own tools to use.

I'm getting all misty eyed now...
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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2013, 08:15:31 am »

My father was a member of the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers and the Society of Ornamental Turners. Check them out for some beautiful work.
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2013, 11:47:31 am »

Where as that's a great example of using your brain,it is also the exact definition of what a RatRod is and I would certainly not take a ride in it!

I on the other hand like this guy more than the gent from first video.  He gets all the results, without any sentiments about it, using tools made from the cheapest parts he could find from modern suppliers.

But I'm also a lot more dieselpunk / lotek than steampunk.  I'm a big fan of rat rods and rat rod culture- its hacking with machines, with flaming death on the line!  
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2013, 04:37:06 am »

As my great mentor Bob Ross would say.  "Nothing breeds success like success"  A little bit of success in something can be very inspiring.  Just had two art/craft shows in the midwest.  Sold 13 steampunk items including a rocket pack and a number of ipod speakers. Can't wait to get back in the shop.
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2013, 07:24:23 pm »

Excellent news, Mr. Maets. What is on the cards for your next projects?
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2013, 08:20:26 pm »

Not sure where to start.  Possibly another rocket pack.  Definately some iPod players. Also need to replace lots of bells.  Much work to do.
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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2013, 01:03:31 am »

Glad more people like your stuff,Maets.

It's my dream to someday survive off of my art. Little by little,the closer I get.
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« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2013, 09:39:36 am »

that's brilliant
p.s. i heard that sound too, it's fantastic! Cheesy
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