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The Crossroads of the Aether

Dr. David M. MacMillan
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  • Mineral Point, WI
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Every Day Steampunk Style for Ladies and Gentlemen

This is a group that celebrates  Steampunk street style. We encourage Steampunk Style as daily wear and not just costume.  How do YOU wear your Steampunk? Share your style with us!See More
Nov 12
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1906 Airship Line Advertisement

"It's still cool though.  Nice Find."
Sep 21, 2013
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1906 Airship Line Advertisement

This is showing of printing types from the 1906 American Type Founders type specimen book, in the form of a fictitious ad for an airship line - this three years before the first commercial airship service in 1909! So it isn't a Steampunk…
Jan 17, 2013
Dr. David M. MacMillan replied to Ms. Zion B. Silvertongue's discussion Beginner Metalworking (Aluminum)
"One of the best places to start is with the works of Tim McCreight.  His "Complete Metalsmith" has been a standard for years, and pretty much anything he writes is very good.  Secondhand copies of "Complete Metalsmith"…"
Sep 13, 2012
Dr. David M. MacMillan replied to Dr. Clara Tuppence's discussion Building a clockwork mechanism
"A couple of thoughts... First, I would strongly encourage you NOT to tear apart your 1930s Remington.  You'll regret not having it, and it is almost certainly repairable and (with tlc) usable.  It's survived long enough that it…"
Aug 12, 2012
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Jul 3, 2012
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Keuffel and Esser Co. Compensating Planimeter Case

"Some time ago I was able to borrow a copy of the 1963 edition of the Keuffel & Esser Compensating Polar Planimeter manual to scan.  I've just compiled that scan into a PDF and put it online at The Internet…"
May 5, 2012
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May 4, 2012
Dr. David M. MacMillan commented on Bronze Knight's blog post Accessorize!
"Each of the two main pieces (lead holder and point holder) should have a rectangular (or thereabouts) hole through it.  You can use any rod that these two will slide on and clamp to.  The rod does not provide any calibration.  You set…"
May 4, 2012
Dr. David M. MacMillan commented on Bronze Knight's blog post Accessorize!
"The instrument in the green case is a form of a "Beam Compass."  You supply the "beam" and slide the lead holder and the point holder onto it.  This lets you draw arbitrarily large circles.  This particular Beam…"
May 4, 2012
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Apr 19, 2012
Dr. David M. MacMillan joined Toast's group
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Blacksmiths united

for those of us who play with the forge, anvil, and hammer; or the crucible and mould for that matter. talk of projects of techniques and all around metal working exchanges of ideas.
Apr 18, 2012
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EPIC CRAFTERS

designers,crafters,idealist,engineers, a place to meet for exchangeing ideas !! from costumes to gagets!!
Apr 18, 2012
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Yes, this is more dieselpunk than steampunk, but it's still a great image. It is a photograph supplied by Westinghouse for the cover of "Little Wonder Book" No. 401, "Pioneering in Science." Published 1946. Now in the public domain.
Oct 10, 2011
Dr. David M. MacMillan and Doctor, Oliver Frasier are now friends
Aug 29, 2011
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steam mill engine artical from scientific american magazine

"Scientific American, Vol. 61, No. 26 (New Series) (June 25, 1887): p. 399.  The entire Vol. 61 (Jan-Jun 1887) is online at Google Books.  The following link may or may not survive…"
Jul 24, 2011

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Introduction
Doctor of Words. Linotype machinist-in-training. Apprentice typecaster. I seem to like every machine with "graph" or "type" in its name: Linotypes, Intertypes, Typographs, Graphotypes, Telegraphs, Teletypes, Teletypesetters, (Printing) Type, Typewriters, Addressographs, Multigraphs, Varigraphs, Pantographs, Mimeographs, Diagraphs, and the Elrod. Words as physical things. I love stationary steam engines, the smells of coal and machine oil, and ragtime music. I feel most at home in a library or a machine shop, which is perhaps why our home resembles both.

www.CircuitousRoot.com (my own website, for amateur Antiquarian Technology; currently in the process of a major rebuild (sorry))
www.Lemur.com (my wife Rollande's site, Singing Lemur Jewelry)

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At 3:06pm on November 8, 2010, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Welcome to the Empire. Steam, googles, and gears oh my.
 
 
 

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