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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

STEAMTOWN - TELESCOPE & ELEVATOR - VIDEO TUTORIALS

Here we are back at the house on Irongate Street for the last segment of the project.  Since H.G is a explorer I thought she might explore the stars as well as the planet, to this end I’ve a created telescope that sits on the roof.
In addition, I've built and elevator that will take Helena to the roof.  


TELESCOPE
On a clear night you can sit in a comfortable chipboard chair lined with burgundy suede.  Mounted on the base is a chipboard compass which comes in handy for positioning the telescope.
The lever on the side of the chair allows you to control the height of the chair.  The chair is attached to the telescope using a bangle bracelet and a brass box foot.
The controls (octagon pendant drop & fluted dangle) mounted in a brass compass are used to adjust the lens (glass marble & pocket watch cover) and telescope position.
A piece of thin ornate filigree helps to keep the telescope in position.
Both the base and the center section independently swivel
A lovely filigree spiral staircase makes it easy to climb into the chair.

ELEVATOR & ATTIC ACCESS
On the side of the house is an elegant wrought iron (made from Gothic border trim) elevator cage.
  On the front of the cage is an entry gate.
On the top of the roof is a pulleysystem that raises the cage to the bottom of the roof.
Once level with the roof, you'll find chipboard filigree stairs leading up to the top of the roof.  These stairs are made using the set of extra steps for the spiral staircase.
The light inside the cage is helpful on dark nights.
In addition to the video tutorials covering the construction of the telescope and elevator, I’ve also demonstrated how to create a hidden opening in the roof that allows for access to lighting switches and batteries. 

As always Alpha Stamps is carrying many of the items I’ve used for this project.

Next up are a few Halloween projects and then on to Dr. Whatsit's Steampunk Inventor House.


VIDEO TUTORIAL - TELESCOPE

VIDEO TUTORIAL - ELEVATOR



OTHER VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES


3 comments:

claude said...

excellent!

Karenliz Henderson said...

OH MY!!! These are amazing. I love the telescope and the elevator.

Plush Possum Studio said...

This is a-MAY-zing! Everything looks so refined. Wonderful work!