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« Reply #2050 on: August 06, 2013, 07:06:07 am »

your triangular ash tray looks like the needle tray from a 20s case gramophone.

Ahh, is that what it is! Then I'm guessing the thing above it has/had a similar function... That would explain why the tray's don't come out.... feeling a bit dumb now...
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« Reply #2051 on: August 20, 2013, 05:19:05 am »

Per topic.

The best thing I ever found was at a church "garage sale". A sea-green Colonial dress with white lace. $15. Great condition. Wish I still had a scanner to post a digital pic.
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« Reply #2052 on: August 20, 2013, 10:52:41 am »

Nothing Steampunk, but nontheless a flea market find. Last weekend my wife, her brother and girlfrind and our almost 4 year old daughter, went to a flea market. Our daughter is a real girly-girl. Playing with dolls, everything pink and all of that. She also loves to bargain, even though she has no concept of prices.
At the second market stand, she saw a little pink highchair, perfect for her doll, Sandra. The lady behind the stand said, without asking, to my wife:"it's €5." My wife replied with a no-nod.
Next up, our daughter:"excuse me lady, how much is this chair. It's for my doll, Sandra." (said with a smile and an eye batter) "for you it's €1." For the next hour and a half, she hauled her loot all over the flea market, with a huge smile on her face.
She's actually losing her touch. She used to get stuff for free.  Cheesy

For me, I didn't find anything. I was looking for vintage camera lenses and a trypod, but my eye battering skills where weak that day.
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« Reply #2053 on: August 21, 2013, 06:16:10 am »

Your daughter sounds adorable.



PS Eye batting may get you a bargain but eye battering could get you arrested; English is odd
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« Reply #2054 on: August 21, 2013, 07:59:29 am »

Your daughter sounds adorable.



PS Eye batting may get you a bargain but eye battering could get you arrested; English is odd


She is, and she knows it.  Cheesy

(fixed the typo.  Wink)
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« Reply #2055 on: August 21, 2013, 01:23:14 pm »

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.... feeling a bit dumb now...
not at all, not at all!
I would not have known what it was if not for my father buying me said case gramophone for Christmas.
and anyway its not exactly the first thing that jumps to mind when you think 'Gramophone'.

happy hunting everyone (especially me Smiley),
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« Reply #2056 on: August 21, 2013, 04:23:49 pm »

Wonderful find!  Good gears can be hard to come by nowadays.  Also, congratulations!
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« Reply #2057 on: August 28, 2013, 07:04:02 am »

I have acquired a pair of fall front trousers at a thrift shop for roughly $8. They might be a bit small on me, Not sure yet. I make a point of never putting on clothing that's been previously owned until I can wash and dry it.

And I've also picked up a book of craft projects that have a few wood working projects. I shall now be doing research into local flea markets where I might set up a table to sell woodcraft to fund my plans for the future investment of funds in some lovely tech - like a 3d printer and augmented reality system.
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« Reply #2058 on: August 28, 2013, 07:18:30 am »

Most of the stuff I get look nothing like the end product, which is good as most of the stuff I get isn't very good quality so slapping on some gears and gold paint usually hides the faulty bits....

Yesterday I managed to get a bowler hat (Clockwork Orange style), a small shotgun case which I've transformed into a multi-tool holster and two powder horns. I originally intended on making these drinking horns for my Viking re-enactment but something about them made them look like a steampunky highwayman's items.
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« Reply #2059 on: August 28, 2013, 11:17:02 pm »



No it is not the leg from a steam-powered robot. This is a common shoemaker's tool. A friend brought it back when he went to look at a collection that he was going to buy from a facebook ad.

My parents had one of these on a shelf in the living room when I was a kid. It had belonged to my great grandfather.

My great grandfather was a railroad machinist, not a shoemaker, but he did not believe in paying for anything that he could do himself. He could stretch a nickel so far the buffalo would squeal.

So when a machine belt broke at the machine shop at the Bloomington, Illinois rail yard, he would bring the belt home and use it to re-sole his shoes. The belts were thick, and flexible, and already broken in; great shoe sole material.

He literally wore the railroad machinery on his feet. Maybe he was the first steam punk.
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« Reply #2060 on: August 28, 2013, 11:25:39 pm »

They do make great feet for creatures.

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« Reply #2061 on: September 01, 2013, 03:20:39 pm »

Last week I found these gauges from local flea market. Biggest diameter is about 25 cm. All five costs me 60 euros, I think that was not very much.

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« Reply #2062 on: September 05, 2013, 06:45:52 am »

Last week I found these gauges from local flea market. Biggest diameter is about 25 cm. All five costs me 60 euros, I think that was not very much.




I think you did very very well!
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« Reply #2063 on: September 05, 2013, 10:06:29 am »



No it is not the leg from a steam-powered robot. This is a common shoemaker's tool.


Did he have any more...or was that the Last? Grin

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« Reply #2064 on: September 05, 2013, 03:09:38 pm »



No it is not the leg from a steam-powered robot. This is a common shoemaker's tool.


Did he have any more...or was that the Last? Grin

(Geddit?..No?..Oh please yerselves..)









That joke was a load of cobblers....

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« Reply #2065 on: September 05, 2013, 05:13:09 pm »

Clearly the reference was outside the sole of this thread. Only a heel would dare stick his toe into such serious matters.

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« Reply #2066 on: September 06, 2013, 02:43:59 am »

Careful what you say or you might get booted out.

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« Reply #2067 on: September 06, 2013, 03:09:43 am »

Keep a stiff upper lip and tongue firmly in cheek. Buckle down . It wont last
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« Reply #2068 on: September 07, 2013, 10:17:09 pm »

Here's some rubber goggles I picked up on a well known auction site the other day. They should go well with my on going (slow) jet pack build.

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« Reply #2069 on: September 07, 2013, 10:18:13 pm »

Er. . . . what have I done wrong now!
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« Reply #2070 on: September 07, 2013, 10:19:25 pm »

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« Reply #2071 on: September 07, 2013, 10:25:52 pm »

I was at The Great Dorset steam fair the other day looking for jet pack bits and came across this little lot  Shocked



Guess what there still was not a fitting the size I wanted. Sod it i'll make my own  Angry
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« Reply #2072 on: September 10, 2013, 03:58:18 am »

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Most excellent rocket pack goggles there.
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« Reply #2073 on: September 10, 2013, 04:32:02 am »

I was at The Great Dorset steam fair the other day looking for jet pack bits and came across this little lot  Shocked



Guess what there still was not a fitting the size I wanted. Sod it i'll make my own  Angry


Bugger! - I see an exact match for a Victorian brass tap I have.  (bottom center-right)  Sad


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« Reply #2074 on: September 10, 2013, 11:43:16 am »

 
A recent item I spied with my little eye but did not buy.



But this I did purchase...



... as it finished off the door to my laboratory quite nicely (thank you).


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