A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,992
Currently Running With Scissors:
387 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 29
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Steampunk Circus Swap (SU 12/4/09-12/22/09 SO 2/15/10)  (Read 38067 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3461
Joined: 07-Oct-2009

Smalltacular is bestter.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2010 05:02:00 PM »

I've found mechanical clocks to be a really rare find these days, too. (Watches are much easier.) Old (1970's or earlier) electric clocks (non-digital) clocks usually have a few. But they're not the only sources of gears: watch for electric drills, mixers, saws or other appliances with moving parts. The gears will be more industrial-looking than from clocks, but still useful. Any wind-up thing can usually be plundered for one or two, so don't pass up music boxes, baby mobiles, etc. Typewriters used to be readily available, but of course everyone buys them for the keys now, so they're usually expensive. Too bad, because there's always two or three lovely gears in there.

And don't forget about army surplus stores - you sometimes find old, military gizmos that contain real treasures. Often cheap, because nobody has a use for them.


In and out of consiousness
Offline Offline

Posts: 1930
Joined: 13-Dec-2009

Life can be so random

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2010 06:05:30 PM »

Those are some great pointers Wulf thanks!

is the craziest song you've ever heard!
Offline Offline

Posts: 846
Joined: 22-Jan-2009

Stew anyone?

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2010 06:45:31 PM »

Wow, I have to say I'm surprised! I've seen some wind up clocks in 4 or 5 stores now that I've been looking. Maybe it's where I live? Central IL has lots of junk shops and antique malls on the side of the highways. If I see any more cheap, I'll pick them up and would be more than willing to share. I really thought they were plentiful Sad

Wulf, those are some other great ideas! Thanks!

Well-behaved women rarely make history. -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2010 09:33:16 PM »

hey guys, so i was looking through my spreadsheet and noticed that a few people havent been active in a while. has everyone heard from their partners recently? im wondering if some people are actively speaking to their partners but are forgetting to post on the board. if thats the case then i need to know.
also, as a general reminder- the next checkin will be before the 22nd. some of you have been awesome about this-and believe me it will show in your feedback-but some have not.

well, anyways, back on subject-i just threw out a wind up clock recently and now i am kicking myself for it!ahhh it would have been perfect Sad
oh well

I would absolutely love to have a personal swap! I'm interested in jewelry, soap, and anything that inspires you on my Pinterest
« Reply #174 on: January 13, 2010 12:59:23 AM »

Here's my check-in: I've got a medium finished and I'm in the midst of working on the rest.  This is my first swap and somehow I forgot the check-in.  I was happily crafting in my own little world... D'oh.  It's all coming together! 
no... gone completely
Offline Offline

Posts: 704
Joined: 23-Feb-2004

The fat man walks alone.

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #175 on: January 13, 2010 04:07:27 AM »

I'm checking in. I know I've been MIA, on holidays without computer access but reading steampunk novels and getting ideas. now I'm home and ready to craft. Sorry if I've freaked people out. I am NOT flaking.


I have decided that the hokey pokey is what it's all about.

Post a project on every completed project board on craftster: 30/39
« Reply #176 on: January 13, 2010 06:13:26 AM »

Officially checking in (though I think I've been commenting in the thread on a weekly basis).  Had to scrap my original idea for a large.  I have 2 items (smalls I guess) done, a med I hope to finish tonight and one other item.  If things go smoothly maybe I can send next friday when I get paid.
« Reply #177 on: January 13, 2010 06:41:19 AM »

Checking in - working on another medium. Going well. Should be done by tommorrow.
« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2010 07:14:35 AM »

I was at a stopping point until receiving supplies. Some showed up in the mail yesterday, and I got to the store for the others! Now all I'm waiting on is Aisy's measurements (ahem ahem ahem *wink*) and I'll be ready to go! haha Smiley

Slow and steady on this swap.

~ Everything in moderation...even moderation. ~

my wists: http://www.wists.com/montyfull
I'm open for personal swaps!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 903
Joined: 30-Jun-2009

will sew for tattoos

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2010 08:23:50 AM »

i'm going home next weekend to finish off my package  Cheesy
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 29 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.