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Skeletal Trench Gun - Steampunk Raygun by AetherAnvil Skeletal Trench Gun - Steampunk Raygun by AetherAnvil
Guess I never got around to posting this one here on DevArt. Older project, one of the few rayguns I have made, but a hoot to design. Sat in a box for a year, threw it together for the first Steamposium. Last steampunk piece I had made. Really should make stuff again :\

Aluminum 6061-T6 Frame
Brass highlights
Oak handle
Various steel and brass bearings
Copper Tube
Acrylic Glow Thingies w/LED's
9v Battery in Handle

Some in progress build shots: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

On the occasion I post projects: www.facebook.com/aetheranvil
Some additional photos: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

Woah... this just got a Daily Deviation? That is insane. I have never got a DD before O.o wow Ummmm, thank you so much!!! This has seriously made me smile :D

Also, ummm, I feel bad here, no laser used, but I do have a 20+ year old router CNC that I cut with (seriously, old tools, even CNC's are cheap and such a good investment). Still took over 40 hours to design with another 20+ to rough cut, final shape, and rivet, so wasn't a small project, but good gosh, still had to use computer aided cutting to do it :( Some of my older projects were done by scroll saw entirely by hand but this one was too complex to sanely do with out cutting help :| urgh, now I feel bad about the DD :(
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Given 2016-11-04
When such precision detail gets done without laser cutting you know there's something extra awesome going on. Skeletal Trench Gun - Steampunk Raygun by AetherAnvil ( Suggested by 2dazed and Featured by pinkythepink )
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Tarikstheclaw Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
I love steampunk
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:iconravencorona:
RavenCorona Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Woah. Very cool.
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Thank you :D
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
Thank you, it was very much a needed awesome surprise!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
great
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconturtle87:
turtle87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I will give you all my money for it!! Lol
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Heh, unfortunately it wasn't a perfect build, one of the LED's broke and the wood on the handle is a bit thick. Hopefully one day I will have a better one and maybe sell it :)
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:iconlememeswiper57:
LeMemeSwiper57 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Writer
DAAMN. That's a nice ass model.:ayylmao:  
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thanks! The initial CAD was a pain since it was all designed in 2D, thankfully all the parts fit when put together! Always scary going from a flat design on a computer to the real world. Thankfully there are much better free 3D CAD programs out there, been dying to try Autodesk Fusion 360. Apparently getting well respected in the machining industry.
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:iconreptilitron:
Reptilitron Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found the most awesome weapon ever
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
:D Thank you!
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:iconreptilitron:
Reptilitron Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!!

I Love It! - PLZ
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you! I absolutely love the detail you put into your work! The devil is in the details :P 
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing!!! :D

Thank you very much bro!!

You're soooo kind and talented!

I love your works!!

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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Amazing work!
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you! :D
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserved the DD.
This is a masterpiece no matter what methods were used to make it.

It looks like something out of Borderlands.
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Appreciate the kind words, it was a ton of work to make, and the tools keep evolving out there, I can't imagine what folks will be positing when they get metal laser sintering at a public level!

That is awesome it reminds you of Borderlands, I absolutely enjoyed the heck out of Borderlands. I really would like to try and make a more futuristic gun one day, Borderlands style, with all metal, etc.
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You should go for it.
You could even take comissions from cosplayers.
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I know! Some of those Borderland cosplayers are so amazing! Problem is most conventions do not like metal props :/
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing!
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you! This means a lot to me, perfect timing to generate a good mood :D

By the way, you have amazing fur babies!!!!! 
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that is great to hear! :)  Be happy. :sun:!!

Thank you so much. :aww:!!  They are my spoiled, lil babies. :aww:!! FREE flying hearts Icon Heart Love FREE flying hearts Icon 
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TheCryptidQueen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AA...
I have something to say to u...
HOW DO U MAKE THIS STUFF?!?
It's AMAZING! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you! So excited! :D

I used to do mapping type stuff for a living, learning CAD ended up being really useful for art stuff too! I would doodle in CAD when I had breaks and ended up loving the mechanical nature of design that CAD made possible. I also work for a short time at an aircraft building company and learnt a ton of metal working skill there. Autodesk Fusion 360 is a really good and free CAD program, you should check it out! 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you! I really feel amazed to get one, and really appreciate it.

Also, OHMYGOSH kittens! I love your photography!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART Thank You (16) by daniya-ART
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ShyzaniT Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is so incredibly nice.
How is that even possible without lasers ?
I think it take REALY long to create it, but the résulte worth it ! :D
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thank you for the kind praise!

Eeep, not laser, but a router. So still using computer design to build :\

That said, over 40 hours of CAD/CAM design time, and another 20+ to cut, build/rivet, finish. Nesting the electronics was a challenge.

I need to clarify that, I feel really bad about having a daily feature now :(
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing project! You did a great job with it! 
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Thank you, appreciated! 
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're more than welcome! 
Keep up the good work, you did a great job with this project! :thumbsup:
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:iconmaurucat:
MauruCat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great design & look.

very well done, AA.
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Thank you very much!
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:icontgbbgt112:
tgbbgt112 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yes... just yes...
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
lol, thanks! :D
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tgbbgt112 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
do you laser cut the part?
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:iconaetheranvil:
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
I wish I had a metal cutting laser, that would be so amazing! No, I have an old router CNC from the mid 90's. It may be old, but it is very precise. It is amazing what pops up on used sites and ebay.
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tgbbgt112 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
fuck man old is not bad! :D i genuinely don't think tools have become better in the last twenty years before recently... some areas have improved, while some have worsened :/ i hate plastic tools.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
I concur. Electronics have greatly improved (I really need to retrofit) but build quality has suffered. Like cars, less material in the builds now :\ I love used pages and seeing the occasional mills and what not pop up, I really need a stronger mill to do steel.
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tgbbgt112 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly!! what's the point of super advanced tools if they break within a week??
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:icontgbbgt112:
tgbbgt112 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome!
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