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Steampunk Ladies hat

Started by Rachel Harrison. Last reply by Lady Bournemouth Oct 2, 2015. 2 Replies


Tags: hat

Show us your workbench

Started by Seargent Pepper. Last reply by Mage Ingeneur Aug 9, 2015. 12 Replies

So I've been curious for sometime now. After seeing all these amazing creations, I must say I wonder where they constructed all this? Now being a avid crafter myself I have several "work stations"…Continue

Tags: table, crafting, station, bench, work

Steampunk Keyboards

Started by Chief William Brown Sep 15, 2014. 0 Replies

I am just starting on a EPIC PROJECT. I am building a Steampunk style keyboard. Has anyone done this project yet? If so show me your skills. I also have already done the Qwerty keyboard replacement…Continue

Tags: keys, keyboard, Steampunk

Looking for advice on starting a business

Started by Auralynne. Last reply by Auralynne May 12, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello epic crafters!  I'm new(ish) to the group, and new to the exciting world of steampunk, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.I'm a seamstress, jewelry designer, haberdasher... er,…Continue

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Comment by Killbuck on April 8, 2011 at 9:44am

I have been quiet lately, but that's because I have been rather busy!  However, I have also been producing a number of hats for a local shop I sell my wares in.


One of them is this modified wool felt top hat that I acquired some time back at a thrift store.


A fine Easter Bonnet, eh?


Comment by Happalonia Green on April 2, 2011 at 11:24am

"After gluing myself to the miniblinds. . ." 


Thank you for sharing that, I just snorted ginger beer out my nose. :)

Comment by Rude Alice on April 2, 2011 at 11:09am
After gluing myself to the miniblinds, I changed tactics and fashioned an o-ring to fit the glass lid to the pewter mug! Thanks marvelous makers!
Comment by Lady Artisan on April 1, 2011 at 5:26pm
Oh, nevermind--I just noticed that Katie posted that link earlier.
Comment by Lady Artisan on April 1, 2011 at 5:23pm
Have you checked They give recommendations for glues from the strongest to the "weakest." Link for their leather-to-glass recommendations:
Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 5:15pm
I think the hinge itself is leather.
Comment by Isabella Goodall on April 1, 2011 at 10:10am
just what if... attaching the leather to the hinge with rivets (or small screws) and then using a jewlers glue (or epoxy) to attach a metal hinge to the glass and pewter?
Comment by enganear on April 1, 2011 at 8:27am

I much prefer the individual tubes to the twin syringe design although the former is becoming more difficult to find.  The Harbor Freight twin tube packaging is cheap and excellent glue.


Don't forget the denatured alcohol, it is a great prep for painting as well.

Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 8:20am

Yes, its a two part glue.   This is the stuff i usually use, or generally, as im not brand loyal.  You can get it in a variety of set times, less or more depending on what your doing but i find the 5 min epoxy gives me time to move and adjust but still sets in a reasonable amount of time.  It also is rated to glue just about anything to anything else.  As always read the labels. 

Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 8:09am
Isn't five minute epoxy a two part glue?

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