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Steampunk wrist gun 1
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By Hexonal   |   Watch
Published: June 8, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 Hexonal
I can't believe i finished this!
Wrist fired Gatling gun
All metal and leather construction, made from various brass findings & antique clock parts. I also mounted a real quartz crystal with copper wires as an Aethericy sort of ammunition.
on the leather i did an antique/weathered finish, and tried to keep it utilitarian.
The best part is, when you turn the key, the barrels rotate!
That was by far the hardest part on this one.

She still needs a name, and I think I'm going to make a stand for her before I list her on Ebay. any help with the name is much appreciated.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S3100
Shutter Speed
1/147 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2004, 12:01:02 AM
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Hello Hexonal - I'm doing a steampunk theme coloring book and I love this gun so much.  Wondering if I could use it as a model to do a line art wrist gun for the book - it would be used as a fashion accessory.  I would of course credit the design to you in acknowledgements.  Please respond to melodyewhitaker@gmail.com if that might be OK with you.  Thanks and kudos for the great work!  Melodye
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khamalHobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you used a metal shop to make the barrel assembly?
I've been wanting to make something like this for so long but parts are hard to find
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
Actually, it was almost all found object, the only real tool i used was a cheap benchtop drill press. the barrels are brass tubes that you can get at a hardware store, the plates they go through were some kind of clock spacer that had smaller holes already in it.
I will say, I recommend a drill press to anyone, there are so many uses.
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khamalHobbyist General Artist
ah ok
I'll continue to look through clocks then
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AreTheyGleamingHobbyist Traditional Artist
This website gives me new appreciation for the craftsmanship of many people out there, and one of them is you! How, How, and How? That is a work of Art my friend :D How do you give the leather that weathered finish and is it real leather as well?! The key is definitely the highlight of the whole thing! i really like how it makes the barrel rotate, that must have been pretty hard to get the right gears and parts to achieve that. *shakes head* my my that will probably sell for heaps on ebay. So far the most original and cool steampunk item i've seen on here. The buckles make it looks pretty legitimate as well ;)
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
wow, thanks! yeah, it's real leather. I got the weathered look by breaking in the leather before it was dyed, and scraping it on concrete after it was dyed, lol. The key is actually the most readily available part, its a replacement lamp switch I bought from a hardware store. Getting it to turn was actually more luck than anything.  It sold for a good amount, and was featured in a book on steampunk jewelry.  I think it is still in New Zealand.  There are Tons of great artist on DA.
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AreTheyGleamingHobbyist Traditional Artist
How fascinating, scraping it on concrete.. who would have thought? :) it's certainly a lovely key, i'm suprised it was for a lamp switch, how unusual. Ah my uncle lives in New Zealand :) There certainly are. And your definitely welcome!
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red10002Student General Artist
That cool
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
thanks!
vifig's avatar
wow, that looks amazing O:
elemenopee88's avatar
the locksmith... goodwork dude
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Giallo86Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
Building a new one, should be done by...
Well, I'm sure I'll finish it.
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Giallo86Professional Digital Artist
hehe wichever materials, looks like it will be hard to build
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idreamtanangelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's nice work with leater. What'd you use to cut it? I'm stuck with using an exacto knife and sewing it together is even tougher. This looks really smooth from the sides.
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
In all honesty, it was cut with an xacto knife, I usually go through at least 2 blades per piece.
I did use a beveler on the edges as well, so they taper out.
Hand stitching is always a pain in the ass, I use an awl to punch the holes, and a blunt leather needle to sew, I've got wheels to mark out the holes before punching, but a flat tined dinner fork can work as well to get even spacing.
Glad you like.
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idreamtanangelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used an exacto knife. :p Just made a belt and stuff, but it's difficult to use a needle alone. It's a thick sharp needle but I was certain there was an easier way. To make the leather more stable, you just layer it?
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
Oh yeah, just a needle alone is rought, punch the holes with an awl for sure. And how do you mean stable? If you mean harder, there are lots of ways, boiling (which will shrink it, but make it rock hard) or getting it wet, and using a hair dryer will stiffen it.
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Rusty136Hobbyist
are you still selling??
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HexonalProfessional General Artist
This one already sold, and is in private collection on the other side of the planet.
I normally do commisions, but I've got a big one I'm working on, as well as a gallery show coming up that is eating my all of my time.
That being said, shoot me an email at
Hexonal@yahoo.com annd tell me what you're looking for, and I can give you a quote and timeframe.
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Rusty136Hobbyist
okay cool thanks
Sunjian54's avatar
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!! literally!
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Allegro-DesignsStudent Digital Artist
The Wristol? XD I don't know.
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rwolf1970Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic :D I will have to try something like this!
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