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Fleamarket Find!

Started this discussion. Last reply by N.L. Byiers Aug 8, 2009. 2 Replies

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"The Wrong Side" by Abney Park

"Actually,I'd say its an extrodinary use of the limitations of the system at there disposal to produce a fine film!"
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers commented on Aloysius Fox's video
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers commented on Aloysius Fox's video
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"Cup of Brown Joy" by Elemental

"....off to make a cup of Irish Breakfast.........."
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers commented on Evelyn's video

Just What The Doctor Ordered

"ah,the life of the mechnition!"
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to N.L. Byiers's discussion Fleamarket Find!
"Looks rather like one of the old McCoy gauges.If the linkage still works,it can even be rebuilt,but if not,what a bit to fiddle about with! N.L."
Aug 8, 2009
Zebulon Vitruvius Pike replied to N.L. Byiers's discussion Fleamarket Find!
"About a month back I found the guts of a steam boiler gauge at a flea market. The guy had two of them and I really should have just bought them both. Not that I know what I would do with one, let alone two, but for $5 each it wouldn't matter…"
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to Meggain Von Dammon's discussion antique blade switches
"If you would like one similar to Prof.Fumolatro's,but with the three contacts as seperate knife switches,it would involve approximatly 2 hours of shop time,and whatever the current cost of copper.The base could be made of oak,perhaps stained a…"
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers commented on Aloysius Fox's video
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"Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush

"Thought I had seen all the Kate Bush videos years ago,but found this a total surprise and a vast pleasure,and I'll even go out and see if I can find "Hounds of Love " in some format."
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers commented on Aloysius Fox's video
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First Men in the Moon

"i remember when this movie came out,my parents took my brothers and I to the drive-in theater,and I never looked at the moon in the same way!"
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers posted a discussion

Fleamarket Find!

Just got back from the local flea market,and among the other bits and bobs came across a pair of boots that were too good to pass.They are Chippewha brand knee high brown leather and Kevlar pull on SNAKEPROOFboots,that don't seem to have been worn.Unfortunatly even with my size 10 EEE feet they are a bit loose(they are size 11EE).Does anyone wear this size,and do they have anything to swap in the line of woolens,bronze flatstock,gear,etc?Just got back from the Chippewha website,and found that…See More
Aug 8, 2009
N.L. Byiers left a comment for Jha Goh
"Greetings,Jha Goh I have read your monogram'The intersection of Race and Steampunk",and found it a facinating perspective.Might you suggest further readings into the matter? N.L.Byiers"
Aug 7, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to Professor Angelus P. Fumolatro's discussion Steampunk Makers?
"Thanks for the information!I must admit to being a compleat tyro to the very nature of posting online(in this age,I still do not have a etherphone,nor even the desire to have one!). N.L.Byiers"
Aug 7, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to Professor Angelus P. Fumolatro's discussion Steampunk Makers?
"I REALLY must get a good camera.Any suggestions/ N.L.Byiers"
Aug 7, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to Josephine "Red Skye" Sawyer's discussion If steampunk is "victorian" inspired, then is it still steampunk if...
"Wherever the gears turned. N.L.Byiers"
Aug 7, 2009
N.L. Byiers replied to Meggain Von Dammon's discussion antique blade switches
"I can manufacture all types of conventional knife switches,as well as seem to find them about the area I live.Also it seems that this area is replent with mercury switches.What type and style would you require? N.L.Byiers"
Aug 7, 2009
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Greetings from the Shop

To all the other fellow tinkers,greetings from N.L.Byiers,Artifex.While wandering about the Net,I stumbled upon this site,and must admit that I am surprised.I was compleatly unaware that such a group exisited,and hope that I might be of some service as well as exchange information hard-won and obsqure.My own experience is also available to others in the following fields:Black Powder gunsmithing/artilleryJob-shop machiningArchery(especially in the manufacture of Crossbows)FoundyworkHit and Miss…See More
Aug 7, 2009

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Greetings from the Shop

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:40am 0 Comments

To all the other fellow tinkers,greetings from N.L.Byiers,Artifex.

While wandering about the Net,I stumbled upon this site,and must admit that I am surprised.I was compleatly unaware that such a group exisited,and hope that I might be of some service as well as exchange information hard-won and obsqure.

My own experience is also available to others in the following fields:

Black Powder gunsmithing/artillery

Job-shop machining

Archery(especially in the manufacture of… Continue

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