Wood gears and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea


I’ve been watching 20,000 leagues like a fiend and I decided I wanted to do something Jules Verne inspired.. Decided to cut out some wood gears out of wood. A lot harder than it looks! The last one I made is the top center cog in the third image and it is closer than all the rest to being symmetrical. This was a fun day in the garage. No projects to work on and just messing around trying out different techniques. I even made two bracket looking things seen in the last images for the hell of it. I love curves and circles. Not sure what I am going to do with all these, but at the end of the night I decided to use a leftover center from the Skyrim shields and do a loose interpretation of a Ouija board in 20,000 leagues under the sea style. I kinda missed the boat, but I think I am going to cut out a trim ring to put over the circle and turn the whole thing into a porthole type piece and engrave A – Z and numbers on it, so it looks closer to a Ouija Board! 

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  • Jim Wright // // Reply

    Love that movie!
    How are you, dude? It’s been a while, but I see you’ve kept busy!
    I think that movie, and Jules Verne in particular, kindled the “Steampunk” lover in me since I was a kid. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Dismal Trader // // Reply

    I’m doing well!!

    Works been keeping me off the blogging front which sucks, but I try and squeeze something artistic in most days! I agree 100%! I didn’t even know steampunk was a thing up until a few years ago, but I feel Verne would feel at home! Disney’s version nailed the set design and feel of a Verne novel. If I had space I’d love to have a Nautilus themed living room or something of that nature, but I guess I’ll save that for when I win the lottery! Haha!

    I see you are going to do Halloween next year and re purpose a lot of your stuff and not buy anything new! That is awesome. I need to do that as well. I have way too many things piling up at my house and I feel like I am going to be airing the next episode of hoarders in my living room! Haha! Been going to Disneyland a lot more and living in Northern California money isn’t as free as it use to be!!

    Hope all is well!!

  • thedismaltrader // // Reply

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