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Steampunk Expo 2011

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*blows the dust off the blog*  *cough* *cough* *cough*

Well now, I had forgotten I had this thing.  I haven't used it in about a year.  Oops.  It's funny how I remembered I had it, though.  I was chatting about Vesuvius with a new friend at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this past weekend (WHICH WAS FRIGGIN' AWESOME, BTW!), and pulled up a Google Search on "vesuvius steam engine."  My blog was the second hit.  Oops.  :-)

So, yeah.  A year since my last update.  I haven't done a whole lot on the Vesuvius directly, but I have been working on various steampunky things, and I have been using the CNC and getting more comfortable with it.

For example, I spent the last couple weeks working on a steampunk outfit suitable for the Expo, and also Maker Faire.  Part of the outfit was a wrist mounted iPhone holder (err, I mean A Portable Wrist Mounted AetherNet Analytical Engine Terminal. :-D ) which required quite a bit of CNC work.  All hand coded, and still a work-in-progress.

I'm learning that my machine needs an overhaul.  It's jibs are loose, and probably need to be greased and cleaned.  I'm also still intending to replace the old DOS based software for my MaxNC with EMC2.  I am still just a hobbyist machinist and don't really know what I'm doing.  If I'm going to make something like a steam engine, I'm going to need a lot more practice.

I had better get cracking, 'eh?

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