❴Reading❵ ➹ Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos Author Thomas Willeford – Wildlives.co
More than tell how you can create any one of the items listed in his book, Willeford also provides excellent instructions on what to do and perhaps importantly what to avoid The projects vary from fairly simple for the handy crafter, up to and including some complex pieces He also lets you know what to buy without breaking your budget Even thought Brute Force Studios has become a bigger operation, Willeford remembers what it like to work without top of the line professional equipmenthe won t tell you to buy a metal lathe On top of that he captures the spirit of Steampunk This should be fun. I am never going to make any of the projects in this book That said, I am utterly fascinated that someone else made them and is sharing that knowledge with others so that they can make similar objects I really enjoyed the essays introducing the book, the short stories at the beginning of each project, and the recommended reading and viewing at the end This is fun Publisher S Note Products Purchased From Third Party Sellers Are Not Guaranteed By The Publisher For Quality, Authenticity, Or Access To Any Online Entitlements Included With The ProductUnleash Your Inner Mechanical MastermindWelcome To The Wondrous World Of Thomas Willeford, Aka Lord Archibald Feathers Featherstone, In Which He Shares His Closely Guarded Secrets Of Steampunkery Filled With Do It Yourself Projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, And Gizmos A Maker S Guide To Creating Modern Artifacts Shows You How To Build Exquisite, Ingenious Contraptions On A BudgetLearn From Lord Featherstone As He Distills His Wealth Of Hard Learned Skills, Describes How To Use The Readily Available Tools Of The Modern Mad Scientist, And Expounds On The Art And Philosophy Of Scavenging Unique Components And Raw Materials The Perfect Companion For The Hobbyist And Advanced Machinist Alike, This Inventive Volume Will Guide You Through The Creation Of Your Very Own Infernal DevicesGet Steamed With These Provocative Projects Aetheric Ray Deflector Solid Brass GogglesCalibrated Indicator GaugesFerromagnetic Self Scribing Automated Encyclopedia Or, The Steampunk Book Drive High Voltage Electro Static Cannon Or, The Lamp Gun Tesla Pod Chrono Static Insulating Field Generator Or, The Mobile Device Enclosure Altitude Mask With Integrated Respiratory AugmentationArmoured Pith HelmetMark I Superior Replacement Arm With Integrated Gatling Gun AttachmentVisit The Companion Website, Mhprofessional Steampunk, For Videos, Images, And Bonus Content Make Great Stuff TAB, An Imprint Of McGraw Hill Professional, Is A Leading Publisher Of DIY Technology Books For Makers, Hackers, And Electronics Hobbyists This was once on an wish list of mine and my wife bought it for me a few years ago I detested the Kindle app, so I never downloaded it New Kindle Fire 8 as a stand in for the aging iPad mini, and it was still in the library, so I downloaded it this weekend The Kindle is still a clumsy alternative, but Quick flight up to Tulsa and back later today, I read a bunch on the plane and finished at home Fun stuff, good tips, and a few good ideas to slice parts from I ll probably come back to it. A very useful book covering how to make some of the usual items associated with steampunk cosplay. This was interesting Especially the different steampunk gadgets and their descriptions. I was sent this book by the publisher, McGraw Hill and asked to review it.I love everything about it.The illustrations are absolutely clear, the step by step instructions are easy to follow and the format is perfect for anyone with beginning to advanced workshop skills.It s a perfect introduction to Steampunk, if you aren t familiar with it There is a brief history in chapter One, and the following chapters discuss the tools, and the gadgets neccessary to be involved in this revolutionary movement.I thought it very clever in Chapter 4, the way the Author Lord Archibald Feathers Featherstone dismantled a cookcoo clock and proved how useful the guts of this unique device can be used to further advance personal Steampunk projects I am the envy of my Steampunk friends to have this book, but I have let them peek inside.If you enjoy Steampunk, creating or even just expanding your mind with new concepts, this book is for you.Enjoy Not a book to sit down with in one day and hammer out a craft or two, but it is a great stepping stone for creating your own Steampunk if you have some free time You will need to go out and get some items because it s not a book that tells you to make projects with things you already have sitting around the house Of course, now that I think about it, it wouldn t be impossible to create some of the projects that way But I think one of the goals of this book is to make you proud of what you create and give you the skills to keep creating I have not created anything just yet and I know that when I make my first attempt, there will be an abundance of blood, sweat, and tears Looking forward to it Great book by an author tinkerer who understands the true spirit of Steampunk Mr Willeford provides detailed steps to assist the reader through several projects no Steampunk should be without I would have enjoyed this , I think, if the author hadn t come off as such a self righteous asshat.