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Based on Steampunk Top Hat by Becca K.
Made for a friend's birthday. I got lucky and found a clock repair store that will give me broken/nonworking clock guts for FREE!

Posted by Wendy H. from Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States • Published See Wendy H.'s 10 projects »
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Rebecca T.
Rebecca T. · Encinitas, California, US
Lucifer... if you have a Harbor Freight store near you, they sell watch opening and closing kits. Check them out! I don't remember how much they cost... but having one of those and using a very very small flat head screwdriver will help open a watch. Most watches now a days don't have cool parts in them tho...
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Rebecca T.
Rebecca T. · Encinitas, California, US
OHHHH you're so lucky! Those parts can get expensive! This hat is a great design. I'm totally 'favoriting' it so I can use it for inspiration. THANK YOU! Happy
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Wendy H.
Wendy H. · Hendersonville, North Carolina, US · 10 projects
Thanks!


It never hurts to ask.

I can't find anyone willing to give up old watches. And pocket watches....forget it. I really want to work on some miniture Steampunk stuff. Maybe I'll break down and buy some parts off Etsy or e-bay.
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Lucifer A.
Lucifer A. · Boca Raton, Florida, US · 7 projects
Oh, and by the way, this hat is legitimate. xDDD
Just a little P.S.

<3
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Lucifer A.
Lucifer A. · Boca Raton, Florida, US · 7 projects
AGH YOU ARE SO LUCKY! >O
I should ask around at the repair stores near here..
I have a crap load of dead old watches, but the backs are near IMPOSSIBLE to take off..
Maybe I'll go to a few and ask them to open my watches, then smooothly ask if they have any left over gears and crap that are useless to them.. e--e

<3
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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects
You should sell some off them to those of us that are so unfortunate to not have such a connection.
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Nattie Gurl
Nattie Gurl · 58 projects
I am SO jealous.. I have been trying so hard to gather up clock and watch parts. it's that good old Holland thing again, nothing much for opportunity around this small village...LOL Your work is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE your style on all your projects!
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
you lucky dog it so hard to find things like that when i do it cost to much. way to go
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Yumi N.
Yumi N. · 12 projects
So damn cute :3 You're lucky, getting those clock innards for free Happy
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Marha
Marha
It's so pretty :3
I really like swurls, behind the clockwork stuff XD
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