Steampunk Wrist Gauntlet




I was challenged to make a brass/copper metal gauntlet, here's my project...enjoy

Step 1: Patten and Size

overall size was 12 inches on the elbow side, and 6 inches on the wrist side...

Step 2: Pattern Sized and Wrapped in Tape

after cutting the taped to each side, I wrapped all exposed cardboard with tape

Step 3: Brass Basket Weave

the brass I used was .007 thick shim stock, overall size was 6x12 inches...I used the gfs paper chopper to cut the brass to 1 inch slices, then just wove them together...secured the back with brown duck brand tape

Step 4: Add Brass to the Template

after the brass edges were protected with tape I centered it on the template and secured with more tape...

Step 5: Dragon Scales, Dragon Scales, Dragon Scales

decided I'd mix it up around the edges with some scales....tape was layer out and cut in 2x2 pieces, fold bottom 2 corners up and leave a thin sticky section to attatch. repeated until I got the desired look...

Step 6: Velcro Closure

applied sticky backed velcro to both sides to use as the closure

Step 7: Voila...wrist Gauntlet Completed.

I had to roll it on itself quite a few times to get it to take I got the diameter correct the velcro worked like a champ...thanks for looking



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Nice gauntlet! but I still cant see how it's steampunk. tell me. how much do you know about the subject of STEAMPUNK?

    3 replies
    billcitrusDoctor Robbie

    Reply 2 years ago

    Well... for one thing when I think of steampunk I think it's going to be very used, dirty, and, not well kept. for instance, I made a steampunk arm no to long ago, witch I didn't make an Instuctable out of because I had no bloody idea what I was doing, so here are some pictures for reference! I do think though, if the gauntlet was more like this, it would be more steampunk!

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    Doctor Robbiebillcitrus

    Reply 2 years ago

    Bro that looks so cool you really should make an Instructable for that


    2 years ago

    Not to say it isn't steampunk at all....Hmm...I suppose to some extent. I do think the duct-tape douse look a bit like leather, and you did use REAL brass,nice touch by the way,I suppose everyone has there one interpretation of "steampunk". Yes! That sounds about right!