To be honest, I kind of wish I never called this a steampunk monitor, because people have certain expectations of steampunk. It’s a provocative buzz word, and I’m guilty of trying to appear in search results. Really, this is more of an “industrial grunge” or an “End of Days” monitor [Editor note: I originally titled all my posts Steampunk Monitor but have since changed them, and the accompanying URLs]. Anywho, onwards!
Here’s the frame all painted. I used wrinkle black to get a rough texture, and it came out quite nicely.
Continue reading for the rest of the build, and the finished glamour shots
I used a plug cutter to drill the holes, they made a nearly perfect sized opening for the 1/2″ copper pipe, I used some sand paper wrapped around a ratchet handle to smooth it a bit and get the sizing perfect.
Seriously though. I’m selling it.This monitor has already been claimed. I built it for the sole purpose of selling it when I finished. Contact me if you’re interested. I’m not charging a lot, I’m asking $175+S/H (or local pickup). The monitor itself is a 17″ 16×10, 1920×1200 gorgeous ultra fine pixel pitch.