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Baldur Makepeace Bear
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  • Boughbreak, Primrose, RI
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  • William  James
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  • Lady Rayna Keller
  • Keith Wardin
  • Ichabod Temperance CP
  • Siizen Bey
  • Bob Becker
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  • Santa Tom Pellitieri
  • Jason Robert LeClair
  • Gordon Harris
  • Major Tam (A. Scot)
  • Anne Belle aka Samantha Branham

Baldur Makepeace Bear's Discussions

Is there a way to view the complete list of birthdays each day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baldur Makepeace Bear Mar 9. 2 Replies

I am wondering just that.While birthdays are displayed on the 'Main' page of this site, there is always only a fraction of them actually shown. They are arranged alphabetically by first name.Because…Continue

Tags: birthdays

Pleasing the Green Fairy, collecting absinthe accesories

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baldur Makepeace Bear Feb 16. 7 Replies

Good day.Mr Bear in his quest for all things wondrous went on the hunt for an antique absinthe spoon. In my search I ended up on the Etsy site.There I found the page of Brother Timm, a craftsman…Continue

Tags: Bear, Brother, Timm, Baldur, handcrafted

Stowaway Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Aloysius Regnad Feb 6. 8 Replies

Here is an odd topic. For some time Mr. Bear has been looking for employment and has been viewing different sites regarding job listings..This morning I ran across the listing featured below. It is…Continue

Tags: stowaway, ship, whaling

Steampunk gazebo in the garden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Feb 26, 2013. 7 Replies

Good day, a friend of mine recently posted an image of a garden gazebo made with an inverted satellite dish for its roof. The one pictured is not Steampunk at all, but how easy it would be to trick…Continue

Tags: satellite, re-use, gazebo, garden


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Pierre LeStrange commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
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Nicci T. commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"Sadly, a short while ago I learned that a gift and tea shop at 423 Hope St. in Bristol, RI called Revival/Tea at the Belvedere, is closing, due to the owner having an illness. I'm not exactly sure when it'll be closing, but hopefully, if…"
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Lady Estelle T. Barada left a comment for Baldur Makepeace Bear
"Wishing you a splendid day dear Sir,"
Sep 9
Baldur Makepeace Bear replied to Bryan Paul Sullo's discussion Painting PVC
"Yikes, this is certainly discouraging Mr Sullo. I've never used the product and thus can't diagnose the failure. I would try sanding the couplings lightly to abrade the surface, giving them a light coat of KILZ and then continuing on with…"
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"Welcome to our burgeoning universe"
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"Greetings Lady Estelle, it is indeed a pleasure to meet you."
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Rey Otis commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"My fellow SCNE steamers...I have been called away to the opposite coast and will miss our gathering in Pawtucket. My deepest regrets! Hope a wonderful time will be had by all. Yours ~ Rey"
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Ryan Grimm commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"Our preparations for the Picnic/Samfest proceed apace.Trailer being gradually loaded, car being prepped, outfits to be decided on.FORWARD TO THE PAST!"
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Rich Watrous commented on Baldur Makepeace Bear's group SouthCoast New England Steampunks
"During the month of September every year the City of Pawtucket RI celebrates the arts with a series of festivals and events. The Pawtucket Arts Festival kicks off with the opening Party Friday night September 5th. Between then and September 28th…"
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Profile Information

Good day,
I'm a full bearded, tattooed Bohemian living in the northern rural part of Rhode Island. I've got that elusive looks of a biker, mad scientist and pirate all rolled into one package, if such a hybrid could exist in the 19th century. Nonetheless do not be surprised to encounter me listening to a chamber orchestra or attending museum openings.

In many ways I'm rather medieval, a Luddite of sorts. Machinery vexes me and often won't function properly in my presence. Luckily I am adept at other things, and have been known to trade my brandied fruitcakes or other such items for the services of a blacksmith, tinkerer or mechanical genius.
I'm a vegetarian, an exbeekeeper, gardener, stone wall builder, a novice stone carver, baker, collector of curiosities, artist and a damn good cook.
One of my greatest pleasures is owning a small but wildly eclectic library as there is nothing as intoxicating as reading.

The past few years have been spent undoing years of damage inflicted upon my domIcile in the name of modernization. Indeed my home is not ancient but the interior is substantially 'older' than the exterior. I enjoy deep saturated colors, pre 20th century design, and shamelessly combine items considered of the Arts & Crafts genre, items from the aesthetic period, and things that look medieval, gothic or at least archaic. In this mix you may encounter incongruous textiles ranging from vintage paisleys, tartans, the patterns of William Morris, Vera and marimekko. Generally when I upgrade something here at home, it entails replacing the newer with the older.
I enjoy the woods, ancient stone houses, the quiet sounds of nature, the roar of a good fire in my hearth, hard cider, wearing my boots and watching the snow fall.
Despite appearances I have mastered the use of silverware and if left with no other options can be civil at teatime.

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At 12:19pm on September 9, 2014, Lady Estelle T. Barada said…

Wishing you a splendid day dear Sir,

At 12:17am on March 11, 2014, Timothy Perrigoue said…

Positively delightful profile page sir. 

Also, wanted to let you in on the solution I have used for hat band perspiration… I have a similar problem which was 90% improved by perforating the inside hat band with a leather punch and tucking a thin strip of (not kidding here) un-used puppy training pad.

Hoping that is not too absurd to you.

Best regards,

T.L. Perrigoue.

At 8:25am on March 8, 2014, Pandelirious Malifecto said…
Hello Mr. Bear. Thank you for the kind words.
At 8:19am on February 23, 2014, A D Cruize gave Baldur Makepeace Bear a gift
Happy birthday, Mr. Bear.
At 7:32am on February 23, 2014, Nicci T. said…

Hello and Happy Birthday to you!

At 12:42am on February 23, 2014, Prof. Sebastian Fate said…

Happiest of birthdays .

At 9:24pm on February 2, 2014, Pandelirious Malifecto said…

Thank you for your comment. I've been working leather for sometime. It has been a life long passion for me. The topper was 'unexplored territory'. I made several errors in judgment and a few critical tooling mistakes. The leather was too light and  a few of my holes were a bit off. I also stitched the top inside out so that stitching would 'disappear when turned right side out. Really bad idea. Topper 1.2 will be made from a combination of 4-5 oz leather for the top and crown. 2-3 oz will be used for the brim, with two pieces being cemented together grain side out to give a combined weight of 4-5 oz leather. Careful attention will be paid to the hole punching and alignment. The top will be stitched right side out giving a countersunk appearance. I'll post pictures of the travesty and the second attempt when I.m finished with Topper 1.2.


Pandelirious Malifecto

At 9:32am on February 2, 2014, William James said…

thank you for the add 

At 5:49pm on November 24, 2013, Blimprider said…

When they're ready, they will come.  I had to practice for 50 years before mine were ready; thought I was writing, but, my mistake...


At 3:33pm on November 23, 2013, Blimprider said…

Thank you, good sir, for stopping by.  Your background work is fascinating, not to mention your profile!  You seem a very interesting fellow, and I'm glad I could provide you with a few moments' diversion.  I'll warrant that's more of a feat than it looks like when you just write it down like this!  I usually close by saying, "Have a great here," but I see you're already doing that.  Carry on!

~ Blimprider


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