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The most awesome steampunk cufflinks in the world... Sold.
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It's got to be really hard to work with parts that small, also I was wondering if you could tell me where I could find parts like that..? like the gears and what not, I get the other bits would come from older clocks and things, but I'm not sure...
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I usually buy my parts on eBay, believe it or not. There are some sellers who sell all the parts in a tin, which will get you lots of teeny gears and bits at a good price. Then I also buy individual pocket watches (broken, being sold for parts- it would break my heart to dismantle an actual WORKING antique watch) and take them apart for pieces.

What are you looking to make? It's not so hard for me to make things with such small parts, as I'm used to it, but I imagine that as I get older, it'll become more difficult.
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Ahhhhh, Well I'm not looking to MAKE anything, but Modify something that already exists.. My bass Guitar, but as I said, I was having trouble finding all the right parts, as I know I would need BIGGER gears and parts than I could get of an old pocket watch. I could never destroy a working one either, They are to... amazing..? I think thats the est word to describe them... but no, I need gears off sizes from 5mm to 7-10cm.. For as cheap as I can..
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Well for larger gears, you can always hunt down the old brass alarm clocks, there's loads of gears in there, and many are bigger! Bonus is, you can get them for CHEAP, then take it apart yourself.
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Oh my god, why did I not think of that! Thank you so much :D... Do you mind if I pop by everynow and then to ask you more things..? :) x
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Not at all, I'd love to help you out!
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Thank you kind sir, In that case I will just be popping in from time to time :3 x
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Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely most awesome! What has it been made from?
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thank you! I use a brass cufflink base, and use antique watch parts for the rest (most of the watches are circa 1920s). These particular cufflinks are each made with 2 gears, a cog, a screw and one brass balance cock (yes, strange name, but that's what they call it!). I have many more parts, I can make another pair if you're interested!
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Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am impressed with your knowledge of watch parts, odd names or not. :) I just started taking watches apart to put them back together again, and for now my references between pieces are 'that shiny gear from the top' or 'the odd shaped golden thing'. lol I just started but am very eager to learn. Any books you can recommend to learn from?
Currently I am not in the market for cufflinks, but I will sure tell others about your work, most wonderful that it is! Thank you for the info and a reason to fav!!! Keep up the amazing work! :heart:
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Well thank you! I haven't learned from any books or school, but just basic internet searches and diagrams. I used this diagram for my terminology: [link]
And it looks like they offer really decent correspondence courses, if you're interested.
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Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, I see! Thank you for the link, I can't wait to learn this stuff... perhaps even be able to put all the pieces back together in the ones I have disassembled, just to learn how. :)
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
That would be a great skill to have! Good luck!
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Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I can't wait to see more like this from you!!
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
gorgeous work :)
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Thank you! :D
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The-Travellers-Tale Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Simply beautifull
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rhin-sowilo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Thank you very much!
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