Steampunk Computer Monitor





Introduction: Steampunk Computer Monitor

This is another work in progresss.
I  plan to add a few more visual do dads,

The tools to make this were a table saw, chop saw jig saw, and a router, sander.

The wood is walnut with a dark mahogony stain with spray laquer, 2 coats.

The carvings on top were 6 bucks at the local hardware, stained black wiped off, then mahogony. (They started out birch color)

The construction is like making a single cabnet door except I ran the rails out into the cylinders and connected them to my
cut disks I would wrap the vaneer on.

I stapled and glued the first layer of vaneer on backwards paper side out then used super strength 90 spray contact cement
to attach the outside peice.

The vaneer I cut 1/2 inch over size and trimed off the excess with a razor knife.

Base peices are just made like a picture frame and screwed from below.

The rivets are 1/8 inch aircraft, pre-drilled then driven into the chip board circle form like a nail.

If you wanted a more steamy look you could use a sona tube and cover them with copper flashing from the roofing department,
instead of making the coloms of walnut vaneer, this would save the time to cut the circular disks and covering them with wood. 



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    Great Work 'longwinters'! This is why we had made this website, to show the world that life can be more exiting if you just find new ways to make it be. Great work and AMAZING detail longwinters!

    -Keep It Up-

    Hey thanks, the only problem I have with this web site is it gives me to many ideas, every time I turn around I've come up with another project.

    I post my projects to face book and several friends have dropped in to check the place out, I have to tell ya it's a wonderful web site.

    My vote was with my wallet, I hope others will see the value and become pro members too.

    Wow! It looks better than the way you described it. I love the brass pieces and candles. I'm excited to see the phone... :]

    Hey number 1 D. Here is a preview of the new phone project.

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    Hi longwinters

    I can´t believe it but it looks like a very cooool project
    Already great;-))))))))

    Yours Aeon Junophor

    Great work Long Winters! I particularly like the brass candle light in the last photo! I'm working on my own steampunk monitor, so it's a pleasure seeing your design. I hope it's a "long winter" so we can see more of your fine work:-)

    People here are helping me want to do my best, I'm hoping you might be willing to post a few sneek peek pics.

    Unfortunately I'm still in the "picking parts" phase of this project, and before I get to work on this, I hope to finish my retro-style "Decopunk keyboard" in the next few weeks. Sorry, no pics just yet... you'll have to stay tuned;-)

    Nicely done! It looks like it would be at home on top a buffet cabinet...
    Hmm reminds me of the old buffet cabinet.... I wonder if my parents still have it... hmm.. I think that the mirror could be swapped with a nice tv/monitor screen... hmm..... two-way glass would look good too!

    (Oh dear now you have got me thinking of ideas! I have too many projects and ideas to do and to try out already!)
    Anyways, I do love the columns... though if one is proficient and pyrography (wood burning), one could add even more interest to them....