How to Make a Cog or a Sprocket
This project is completely my own. As we have gone on with the project, I have encouraged you to make your own things using Christi’s work as a stepping stone. This project will encourage you to do the same. Today’s assignment can be found on page 67-73 in Christi’s “Steampunkery” Book.
Many of you may not have the advantage of having cool, funky, steampunkery pieces of cog, sprockets, and large gears lying around. For those of you that do not, here’s a relatively easy cog/sprocket steampunk tutorial you can do yourself!
FREE STEAMPUNK TUTORIAL PDF: Make your own cog for all your projects! http://t.co/EwW3pF6tBi Tutorial for beginners & intermediates.
— Kater’s Acres (@katersacres) October 1, 2013
- Christi Friesen’s Steampunkery (on page 31)
- Your choice of polymer clay in metallic either gold or bronze
- Round circle cutter set
- Steampunk gears, gadgets, & gizmos and lots of them!
- Mica Powders (Several Options – My preference is Perfect Pearl Set as they are permanent & do not require a finish due to the resin )
- Acrylic paint in a dark color to use to add an “antique” effect – my preference is brown or sienna
- Acrylic paint brush (please use a different brush for mica powders, chalks, paint, & gloss finishes)
- Baby wipes or soft sponge
- Metal Craft Wire (I used 18 gauge but any flexible soft wire will do)
- Sculpting tools
- Exacto Knife
- Oven – to bake your finished piece in
…Here’s an example of what you can make with this tutorial…
CLICK ON PARKER to get the tutorial!
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3 thoughts on “Steampunk Tutorial: How to Make a Cog or Sprocket”
Thank you for helping me in my new craft, Katie!
You are welcome! Be careful, it’s VERY addicting!
Like the gear!