Category Archives: Steampunk

Hummingbird Skull with Silver Helmet Pendant

Starting a new press-formed hummingbird skull, this time with a twist. Here are several pressings, and carefully forging away the wrinkles in the copper sheet caused by the pressing. Here’s the beginning of the twist – I’m upcycling a failed … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ravens

A Tale of Two Ravens (dogtag pendants by Tom Sterling, March 2015) Top left image by Serge Panchenko (check out his excellent work at http://sergeknives.com) Above is an excellent example of why I’ve been pursuing the press forming process. My … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side B, Part 2

Finished the sculpting today! Here’s a before and after of the squid-thing. Lastly will be detailing with rivets and panels, then stippling the background (ugh!) Big push on finishing the background stippling today. Here, I’ve been working around the edges … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side B, Part 1

Well, I’m baaaack! With the unmasking of Side B of the Steampunk Viperfish. At the top is THE PLAN, the center has the design transferred to the steel knife scale, and the bottom has had all of the major lines … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side A

Starting a new project – a pair of steampunk knife scales for William Henry Knives. Follow along with me as I progress, it’s nice to have company! I’ve cut all of the major lines, and next I’ll start on the … Continue reading

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Steampunk Viperfish

Here’s a small Work-in-Progress engraving Serge Panchenko’s exquisite Coin Claw Pendant Knife. Above is the finished Coin Claw knife.  This was a special version of Serge’s Coin Claw, and Serge went all out by making a lovely stainless steel damascus … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 7

Today is mostly using the punches to sculpt and texture. In the above three images you can see some of the sculpting in progress.  The image on the left has had the head part (cephalon) sculpted and textured, and you … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 6

Starting the carving today. Here I’ve set the trilobite (right side up this time) in Thermolock™ and drawn in the exoskeleton.  I’ve also used a tiny carbide bur to do a “scribble” texture on the gears and the surface they … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 5

Today I’m adding all of the rivets and completing the engraving for the pendant back. Above are the wires I’m going to make my rivets out of, along with my blacksmith’s “nail header.”  The silver wire is 16 gauge silver, … Continue reading

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Clockwork Trilobite – Part 4

Today I need to make the last little gear, solder everything together and do the initial shaping. Above, I’m using a computer printout as a pattern for the tiny gear, and drilling the starting holes.  I used a scan of … Continue reading

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