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06 March 2008 @ 09:41 pm
Never had a long night? Never had a lot of airships to assemble?  
Who looks at:

a hand drill
a lamp finial
a section of pipe
a brass end cap
and
a plate hanger

...and thinks, "Oooh, this could be a little more sonic."?



All these bits:



Become this:





Steampunk sonic screwdriver!

I was searching for a hand drill and stumbled across the surprisingly lovely little brass spiral drill. Inspiration struck in an instant. A trip to the local hardware store supplied the remainder of the parts needed. It's solid brass except for the brasstone finial and spring, and extends and collapses in a very satisfactory manner. The only remaining touch I want is to add a small green crystal to the focusing-thingy whenever I find one that is suitable.

No, I didn't carry this around in my pocket all day and surreptitiously *bzzzt* things with it when no one was looking. You must be confusing me with someone else.

 
 
 
Innej Blue: Doctor fourmidknight_starr on March 7th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
That is AWESOME!!!
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Lysanomylarballoons on March 7th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Wowowow! That is great!
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Liz: doctor who / rose overjoyedsurrexi on March 7th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
You. Are. Awesome.

True story.
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you!
She didn't say much but she said it loudardnaid on March 7th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Omg, that's great!
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks!
Rusty: fourth doctorrustydog on March 7th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
That's the BBC props department spirit!
That is fantastic! And I expect your process is exactly how the first sonic screwdriver was made, though your materials look more durable. :)

Edited at 2008-03-07 03:14 am (UTC)
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re: That's the BBC props department spirit!
Thanks! I expect you're right, though it probably also involved a good deal of rummaging through the cupboards at home and stealing a bit from one of your kid's toys when they weren't looking. Plus, it cost me about $20 to make, and any self-respecting BBC prop-worker could have made an entire spacecraft and a half-dozen aliens for that amount.
roseofmalice on March 7th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Steampunk + Doctor Who = win-filled awesomeness =]
annoyedwabbitannoyedwabbit on March 7th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
I agree. I also agree with the person below who thinks we need steampunk versions of all the Doctors.

It's a whole new franchise idea! o_o

To the OP: Fantastic! :D
(no subject) - penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
isweedan: Vworp Vworpisweedan on March 7th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Your brain thinks beautiful things.

Would it like an internet? ::offers the internet::

penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you, but my brain how now eaten the internet and has gotten sick from far too much CuteOverload. Oh dear.
(no subject) - isweedan on March 7th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lady Paxie of Kick Ass, Duchess of Win: DW: TARDISpaxieamor on March 7th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
omgWIN
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
(no subject) - paxieamor on March 7th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
orangeokapi13: doctor and tardisorangeokapi13 on March 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
That's hella awesome!
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
ventruechick on March 7th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
Who has screwdriver envy? *raises hand* I do, I do!

XD That's utterly awesome!
lost in a dazevamprayne on March 7th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
ME TOO! ME TOO!
(no subject) - fireflyfailure on March 7th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lisa Moulton: THE PHONES AREN'T WORKING!!!gigs_83 on March 7th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
O_O
魚崎~: dalek allouozaki on March 7th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
your icon is the best TW scene ever. <3.
(no subject) - gigs_83 on March 7th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ayelis on March 31st, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!!!11!!syzygy_lj on March 7th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Amazing. Seriously!
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Make one! Is terribly fun!
(no subject) - jonquil on March 7th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Paula: iTardisaverysmallthing on March 7th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Made of awesome. You AND the sonic screwdriver.
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Madison: Seven Question (unikki_icons)kadharonon on March 7th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Now, clearly, we need Steampunk versions of all 10 Doctor costumes. Hmm...


This is amazing. I want one.
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