The complete Orrery. (6/9/18) What follows is a chronicle I made during the design and construction of the Orrery. It's fairly long, but would be pretty helpful to anyone else who might like to make one. 2/17/18 A couple of months ago I bought a box of large brass gears on eBay. The box I … Continue reading Orrery
12-25-17 The final piece for Christmas is a gift for my wife. I decided to make a knitting stand using as the base a wooden knitting bowel I purchased. The bowel is designed to hold a ball of yarn with it threaded through the hole. It holds the yarn in place while knitting. My idea … Continue reading Steampunk Knitting Stand
11-11-17 For this project I am making a Steampunk Butterfly. This one is a Christmas present for my oldest daughter. I asked her what she thought would be a cool creation. She said she really likes butterflies so here I go. I found a couple of butterfly pictures I could use to get the proportions … Continue reading Metal Butterfly
9-16-17 So, my daughter was an archeology major in college and really got into the study of bones, specifically human bones or human osteology. Recently she asked me to make here a steampunk inspired skeleton that she could display as an art piece. I told her I would make one for her for Christmas … Continue reading Steampunk Skeleton
Where Imagined History meets High Voltage . Nikola Tesla was a late 19th early 20th century inventor. He was the one who championed the AC power distribution system we use today. He was a genius with numerous practical patents to his credit. He also had some pretty wild ideas and did a lot of playing around … Continue reading Teslapunk
My name is Jeff Sodemann and I was born in 1960. I am a polymer chemist by training and experience. My world has always been very analytical and my decisions based on logical analysis of the facts. This is the way scientists are trained or at least that was the way when I was in school. Science wasn't always this … Continue reading Jeffrey Thomas Sodemann
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