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Steampunk wrist gun 1 by Hexonal Steampunk wrist gun 1 by Hexonal
I can't believe i finished this!
Wrist fired Gatling gun
All metal and leather construction, made from various brass findings & antique clock parts. I also mounted a real quartz crystal with copper wires as an Aethericy sort of ammunition.
on the leather i did an antique/weathered finish, and tried to keep it utilitarian.
The best part is, when you turn the key, the barrels rotate!
That was by far the hardest part on this one.

She still needs a name, and I think I'm going to make a stand for her before I list her on Ebay. any help with the name is much appreciated.
Please check out the other views in my gallery.
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:iconmelodyeish:
Melodyeish Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Hello Hexonal - I'm doing a steampunk theme coloring book and I love this gun so much.  Wondering if I could use it as a model to do a line art wrist gun for the book - it would be used as a fashion accessory.  I would of course credit the design to you in acknowledgements.  Please respond to melodyewhitaker@gmail.com if that might be OK with you.  Thanks and kudos for the great work!  Melodye
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:iconkhamal:
khamal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you used a metal shop to make the barrel assembly?
I've been wanting to make something like this for so long but parts are hard to find
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Actually, it was almost all found object, the only real tool i used was a cheap benchtop drill press. the barrels are brass tubes that you can get at a hardware store, the plates they go through were some kind of clock spacer that had smaller holes already in it.
I will say, I recommend a drill press to anyone, there are so many uses.
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:iconkhamal:
khamal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ah ok
I'll continue to look through clocks then
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:iconaretheygleaming:
AreTheyGleaming Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This website gives me new appreciation for the craftsmanship of many people out there, and one of them is you! How, How, and How? That is a work of Art my friend :D How do you give the leather that weathered finish and is it real leather as well?! The key is definitely the highlight of the whole thing! i really like how it makes the barrel rotate, that must have been pretty hard to get the right gears and parts to achieve that. *shakes head* my my that will probably sell for heaps on ebay. So far the most original and cool steampunk item i've seen on here. The buckles make it looks pretty legitimate as well ;)
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, thanks! yeah, it's real leather. I got the weathered look by breaking in the leather before it was dyed, and scraping it on concrete after it was dyed, lol. The key is actually the most readily available part, its a replacement lamp switch I bought from a hardware store. Getting it to turn was actually more luck than anything.  It sold for a good amount, and was featured in a book on steampunk jewelry.  I think it is still in New Zealand.  There are Tons of great artist on DA.
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:iconaretheygleaming:
AreTheyGleaming Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How fascinating, scraping it on concrete.. who would have thought? :) it's certainly a lovely key, i'm suprised it was for a lamp switch, how unusual. Ah my uncle lives in New Zealand :) There certainly are. And your definitely welcome!
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:iconred10002:
red10002 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
That cool
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconvifig:
vifig Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
wow, that looks amazing O:
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:iconelemenopee88:
elemenopee88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
the locksmith... goodwork dude
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:icongiallo86:
Giallo86 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
Building a new one, should be done by...
Well, I'm sure I'll finish it.
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Giallo86 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe wichever materials, looks like it will be hard to build
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:iconidreamtanangel:
idreamtanangel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's nice work with leater. What'd you use to cut it? I'm stuck with using an exacto knife and sewing it together is even tougher. This looks really smooth from the sides.
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
In all honesty, it was cut with an xacto knife, I usually go through at least 2 blades per piece.
I did use a beveler on the edges as well, so they taper out.
Hand stitching is always a pain in the ass, I use an awl to punch the holes, and a blunt leather needle to sew, I've got wheels to mark out the holes before punching, but a flat tined dinner fork can work as well to get even spacing.
Glad you like.
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idreamtanangel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used an exacto knife. :p Just made a belt and stuff, but it's difficult to use a needle alone. It's a thick sharp needle but I was certain there was an easier way. To make the leather more stable, you just layer it?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, just a needle alone is rought, punch the holes with an awl for sure. And how do you mean stable? If you mean harder, there are lots of ways, boiling (which will shrink it, but make it rock hard) or getting it wet, and using a hair dryer will stiffen it.
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:iconrusty136:
Rusty136 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist
are you still selling??
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
This one already sold, and is in private collection on the other side of the planet.
I normally do commisions, but I've got a big one I'm working on, as well as a gallery show coming up that is eating my all of my time.
That being said, shoot me an email at
Hexonal@yahoo.com annd tell me what you're looking for, and I can give you a quote and timeframe.
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:iconrusty136:
Rusty136 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist
okay cool thanks
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:iconsunjian54:
Sunjian54 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!! literally!
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:iconallegro-designs:
Allegro-Designs Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The Wristol? XD I don't know.
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:iconrwolf1970:
rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic :D I will have to try something like this!
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like! The gearing was the hardest part
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:iconaakimak:
aakImak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I am in AWE
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
hey thanks! more to come once my computer is healthier.
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:iconjulian1122:
julian1122 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
How much would this cost to have it made?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, exact recreation of this piece would be impossible, I've no vlue what most of the parts came from. It iss also indended to be a one of a kind piece of artwork. But, I am open to doing custom work, and could do something similar, shoot me an email Hexonal@yahoo.com and we can work something out.
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:iconnocturnal-absence:
Nocturnal-Absence Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Wrist mounted Steampunk minigun?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wrist mounted steampunk mini-minigun, lol. I did end up letting the owner name her.
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:iconnocturnal-absence:
Nocturnal-Absence Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
It may be a long name but it shouts EPIC!!!
Whay did the owner name it?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ive no clue, lol.
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:iconveldamasters:
Veldamasters Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn, it's sold huh. Think you'll be able to make anything like it again? (would soooo buy it in a heartbeat)

Just stunning ! I really do love this, and so just...real looking ^^
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
I do still have 2 more of these in different stages of completion, now that I've got less commissions I'm planning to get back to them. I don't know if they will be as intricate in the metalwork, buut the leather will be less simple.
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:iconveldamasters:
Veldamasters Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked about how much are you planning to sell them for? Is there a possiblity of them both being sold together?
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:icondreadlockpirate:
DreadlockPirate Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Artist
Call her Eve.
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:iconjmarrvin:
JMarrvin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
How about "Gladys"?
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:icontalkinggoat972:
talkinggoat972 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crapoli, I am in love with this item. Is it part of a larger project like a specific costume?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!. No, not part of a larger work, just something I pieced together from my many piles of random junk collected over the span of my life. It has sold, found a lovely home in Australia, and even got me published in a book!
Thanks for the interest, more to come!
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:iconpyromatic96:
pyromatic96 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Hey,

This is an extraordinary piece. Any chance you would be willing to sell it/make more?
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Alas, it already sold. Found a happy home in Australia. While an exact copy would be impossible, I do take commissions. My pricing is fairly reasonable, considering time and materials. send me a note if your interested.
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:iconrabidiga:
RabidIga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok, that has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen :D
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it was pretty fun to make!
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:iconsiteline6:
SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Little Fourbringer of Death
cool piece!
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsiteline6:
SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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:iconterra-fen:
Terra-fen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is so cute!
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm working on a couple similar pieces.
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:iconterra-fen:
Terra-fen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome
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