So called "steam punk" has been getting fairly popular lately. The idea is to take modern implements and reimplement and restyle them as if they were constructed in the Victorian era. It's kind of silly in a way, but there are lots of opportunities for interesting craft projects and techniques. Today, I encountered this interesting page on copper plating and salt etching, which were really quite interesting. I might have to try this.
Yep, I'm still on my radio kick. Ran across a link to this interesting book, available for download as a bunch of PDF files that entices you to homebrew your own ham radio equipment. Cool.
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