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Steampunk Monitor Mod

Steampunk Monitor Mod

The Steampunk Keyboard looked terribly anachronistic sitting in front of my Dell 1907FP flat panel monitor and while I hesitated to tear open a 300 USD monitor that was still under warantee, art must be served.
Inside I found that the whole thing was encased in steel sheet. I rejected the idea of re-making all of the pieces in brass and went looking for some paint that would give a nice effect. I settled on a nice gold metalic from Rustoleum with a thin coat of brown Krylon Crystal Color to give it an aged look.


Not too bad! The finish is a good match for the 19th Century gas lamp arms that I bought from Sequential Glass. It was, in fact, these arms that inspired this project. As soon as I opened the box they came in I knew instantly what I was going to do with them.

I couldn’t find any brass angle for the frame so I bought some brass colored aluminum angle from True Value. I fabricated “L” shaped pieces of brass for the corners and used self-tapping screws to secure everything. After all of the pieces were screwed into place I cut the screws flush on the inside with my Dremel.

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