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Steampunk wings build update: Motion test

With everything put back together after replacing the metal fan staves with wood versions, It was time for a motion test. I attached the innermost staves to the chassis. they will remain stationary, pointed down. The outermost staves on each side are attached to the large outer gears. These...

Steampunk wings build update: Wood staves

After deciding against using the metal sign holders as wing fan staves, I needed something else sturdy and attractive, but lightweight. Square profile hardwood dowels were my first choice. I removed all of the metal staves, and rounded off one end of each of the square dowels on the...

Steampunk wings build update: Metal staves

The original idea for the fan staves was to use steel yard sign holders. They have two loops at the end which looked cool, and they were stiff enough to support the weight of the fabric that ill be encasing them. I figured I would use eye bolts to...

Steampunk wings build update: Original concept

The original concept for Chloe Seachord’s new set of wings came from fellow Abolisher Scott Gipson. He came up with three concepts, and this one, resembling folded paper fans was selected by Leah/Chloe as her favorite. I set out to fabricate his idea as closely as possible. I started...

Expo Sneak Peek: No Ordinary Fish Tank

Here’s couple of behind the scenes photos of the production of the Feegee Mermaid’s containment device. As you can see, it is being lovingly crafted by hand and quality inspected by some of the lovely ladies of Clocktease Burlesque. You can trust their judgement because they have the obvious...

Contraption Thursday: H.A.R.O.L.D.E.

Dr. Torque prefers to labor over his fantastic inventions in seclusion in his sprawling laboratory complex. Though his isolation frees his mighty intellect from social constraints, he is but one man and is often in need of additional strength in order to assemble his larger constructs. To this end,...

Progress on Jasper’s Gear Upgrade

Here are some images taken during the last stages of the recent upgrade to Jasper’s gear. I moved his samurai-inspired wooden armor to the front to better balance the weight overall. The hoses and tanks have been reattached with more rigidity. Most other attachment points have been reworked for...