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Author Topic: Next generation - the Ultimate Irreversibly Megentropogenic Steam Cleaner  (Read 1639 times)
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« on: December 01, 2015, 06:22:36 pm »

"Megentropo..." is not miswritten "negentropo...", but means instead "mega-entropogenic" : causing total and absolute disorder and chaos.

You will see nothing today.
I will keep you in suspense for one day, in order for you to imagine the result.

But let me introduce you the trigger item, the Mop H2O X5 steam cleaner I bought, also for 1 €, at a flea market - probably still operational, but no steam cleaner needed at home. However it was a love at first sight, its shape.

 

See you tomorrow.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 08:13:41 pm »

It was conceived as a "steampunk exercise" on a given theme - the body of the mop cleaner.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 06:09:50 pm »

That's I was seeing, during two months, in my dreams...

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 06:36:47 pm »

And here it is ! (length 66 cm, 26 in) :















 

 



Hope you'll enjoy it.

(When right-clicking on the images and selecting "Display image" you can see the original size images. Then you have to return to this page with the browser return arrow)

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 01:31:52 am »

That should do a fine job sweeping boarding parties from the rigging.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 02:11:41 am »

What a fantastic transformation. Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 08:03:04 pm »

That should do a fine job sweeping boarding parties from the rigging.

So much better than its original purpose of sweeping the floor.
A splendid creation indeed.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 10:24:50 pm »

I am glad indeed that it pleases you. The steampunk univers is as large as the number of its creations and I am involved to enlarge it.

As promised, this time a short story of "making of" (WIP shots).

In the begining there was chaos.



For the grip, I wrecked an awful Denix-like flintlock pistol replica (I agree, some Denix replicas are less awful...). To decorate it, genuine chinese scrapbook corners were welcome (which suit well to the genuine chinese product Mop H2O X5).



The grip's birds :

 

From left to right, after one hour of cleaning with a brass rotary wire brush (I am perfectly aware that many - highly meritorious - steampunkers, however, prefere the result from right to left, after several hours of sophisticated painting  Wink) :



I am deeply convinced that this lid knob was manufactured by a secret steampunk brotherhood, to the attention of any future fellow.



A nice herb roller cutter :

 

The grip - cleaner body joint (intended to be bonded with epoxy glue):

 

One of the first design and assembly tests :



An intermediary "blueprint" sketch :



And now it's as if you were there...  Smiley




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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 11:03:57 pm »

Please see also "Stochastic particles dispenser" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46315.0.html

and "Yellow Submarine" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46366.0.html

and "Big pocket ray mortificator" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47199.0.html

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 01:46:20 am »

Great to see the WIP.
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 08:44:04 pm »

A very first idea of the pocket drill ray gun (cute, isn't is ?) - I am doing nothing other then just only thinking out loud here (live WIP  Wink).
(see my response to spunk - http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46878.msg956728.html#msg956728)


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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 08:23:34 pm »

That is exquisite; I love how such mundane items as a steam cleaner and a herb cutter have come together to make something extraordinary.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2015, 03:01:25 pm »

WOW!
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 05:17:48 pm »

niiiiice
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2015, 09:40:01 pm »

I'm really glad you like it.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2016, 03:12:50 am »

a thing of beauty! kudos!

now for the drill, I would keep it short and stout. forego the front assembly and make it a slug thrower, adding a front and rear sight on top and something to make the grip longer. possibly a wooden extension and a lanyard loop.
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 01:15:52 pm »

a thing of beauty! kudos!

now for the drill, I would keep it short and stout. forego the front assembly and make it a slug thrower, adding a front and rear sight on top and something to make the grip longer. possibly a wooden extension and a lanyard loop.

Thank you.
It's already done (the drill):
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47199.0
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