Flea Chariot

A metal sculpture in brass, mounted on an 1800s French Coin

Curious Pursuits

Curious Pursuits

Some pictures of the opening night of Porter & Jenkinson‘s Curious Pursuits at the Portico Library and Gallery can be seen over on the Flea Circus Research Library Blog.

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Boxing the flea chariot

Boxing the flea chariot

The flea chariot is off for a month in an art gallery up in Manchester so I wanted to ensure it would survive the journey up there and back. I already had a wooden box in the style of a

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Steam Punk Magazine

Steam Punk Magazine

The other month, Steam Punk Magazine was kind enough to offer me a slot in their periodical, to enthuse about brass and making the flea chariot. The article should be appearing in edition #6 “The Pre-Industrial Revolution” which is out

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 4

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 4

Finish I was thinking about “aging” the brass but when I cleaned it up with a minidrill and wirebrush following the brazing it turned a nice dull colour. Hence I left it that way. I do intend to investigate some

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 3

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 3

Brazing and Soldering Prior to silver soldering the components I did a practice exercise to make a small brass cube. I had intended to complete all 6 sides but due to time constraints over Christmas I only completed the three

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