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under heavy construction

coming soon

Help us , help you

make something beautiful !

Frank Mayer Studios promotional video

Video of the installation of a simple mural

  First and foremost. Thank you for your interest in my Kickstarter campaign. Please share the page, I would really appreciate it. If you do contribute, thank you so much, every dollar count.

  It took me nearly 3 years to come up with what I call, a first stage catalog and I worked a few thousand hours to get where it is now. What I mean by first stage catalog is that I'm far, very far from finished, designing new prototypes of antique components. But for now, the goal is to put on the market what I have so far. I want to offer future customers, artists and interior designers the possibilities to make great steampunk, industrial art or decor with lightweight cost-effective components. For this, I need to make silicone rubber molds of the custom parts I designed and this is where your help comes in.

We need many gallons like these and this is very expensive stuff, therefore the reason for a Kickstarter campaign.

 Following is a video (The making of a lightweight antique gear) in which I visually explain the step by step process of how I make a small lightweight gear from 3D generated computer model to lightweight production part made of super tough high-density foam. The mold in this video is the only one I could afford to do as far as silicone rubber goes. This process also applies to the custom flanged piping and all the other parts. Right now, my antique components are all made of MDF wood, and some other materials to build master parts. In terms of sales, those parts are very heavy and not practical or cost-effective considering the number of hours needed to make just one. So everything has to be molded with silicone to cast fast lightweight copies in rigid foam or resin depending on the part.

 The main reason for my Kickstarter campaign is in this video, especially at 3:07 at the beginning of unboxing the gallons of silicone rubber. If you know about silicone mold making, you know it is extremely expensive therefore the need for your help. The art is ready to go and it's a matter of production of the pieces now. Thank you very much for your help in making this dream a reality!

The making of a lightweight antique gear

Production units will be made of super strong lightweight rigid foam

50% of the wooden (MDF) master parts are completed, ready to be used to make silicone molds 

On the left it's 'Morpheus'

On the right it's 'Élizabeth'

And this is what

 a 34 inches gear      looks like.

   Our biggest size.

   Model D82   shown.

The following is a chart showing the different stages of completion of all the gear models.

STYLE

MODEL #

A82   (34" [864mm] OD)

SIZE (OUTSIDE DIAMETER)

NUMBER OF TEETH (can be useful for customers who want to calculate speed and gear ratios when having a motorized design.

A69  (29" [737mm] OD)

A59  (25" [635mm] OD)

A45  (19" 483mm] OD)

A35  (15" [381mm] OD)

A24  (11" [279mm] OD)

A82  (34" [864mm] OD)

MODEL -A-

MODEL -B-

B82  (34" [864mm] OD)

B69  (29" [737mm] OD)

B59  (25" [635mm] OD)

B45  (19" 483mm] OD)

B35  (15" [381mm] OD)

B24  (11" [279mm] OD)

C82  (34" [864mm] OD)

C69  (29" [737mm] OD)

C59  (25" [635mm] OD)

C45  (19" 483mm] OD)

C35  (15" [381mm] OD)

C24  (11" [279mm] OD)

MODEL -C-

MODEL -D-

D82  (34" [864mm] OD)

D69  (29" [737mm] OD)

D59  (25" [635mm] OD)

D45  (19" 483mm] OD)

D35  (15" [381mm] OD)

D24  (11" [279mm] OD)

MODEL -E-

E82  (34" [864mm] OD)

E69  (29" [737mm] OD)

E59  (25" [635mm] OD)

E45  (19" 483mm] OD)

E35  (15" [381mm] OD)

E24  (11" [279mm] OD)

Made of durable resin

KINETIC STANDOFF

(ROTATING)

Comes with caps and all the necessary hardware.

CENTERING TOOL AND BACKLASH SPACER

FOR KINETIC STANDOFF

YOUR CHOICE OF:

PLASTIC TIP FOR DRYWALL AND OTHER SOFT SURFACES

METAL TIP FOR MDF, PLYWOOD AND OTHER HARD SURFACES

FRONT CAPS

USE FOR BOTH KINETIC AND STATIC STANDOFFS

STATIC STANDOFF

(NON ROTATING)

Comes with all the necessary hardware.

Made of durable resin

The 82 and 69 teeth gears are so big for their center bearing that they wobble a little bit. To prevent this, just add 3 alignment guides and the gear will be as straight as a laser beam.

Made of durable resin and super strong lightweight rigid foam.

120 or 220 volts, comes with 25 feet of wire to be cut to desired length by the customer to suit customer's design.

End plug (included) subject to customer's location.

ON / OFF / REMOTE  SWITCH

SPEED ADJUSTMENT KNOB

May be installed vertically or horizontally

Click on the video to see it in action

Production units will be made of super strong lightweight rigid foam, resin and some parts made of metal.

A35 GEAR

AND BEARINGS

SLIDING RODS

CYLINDER

PISTON

FACE

PLATE

CRANK AND BEARINGS

Made of durable resin and plexiglass

SINGLE GAUGE,

TEMPERATURE OR STEAM,

SILVER OR YELLOWISH FACEPLATE

DUAL GAUGES

WITH DECORATIVE BACK PLATE

Designed to be used with standard 1/2 inch brass coupling and copper tubing (included).  Just add a union, tee or elbow and go from there to suit your design.

caution: do not solder anything while attached to the gauge, the heat will definitely melt the pipe connection. We use glue and aluminum foil tape with black shoe polish instead but if you need to solder, add the gauge at the end of your soldering work when the pipes are completely cold. 

Made of durable resin

SINGLE PIPE CLAMP

DUAL PIPE CLAMP

Comes with caps and all the necessary hardware.

These pipe clamps are designed to be used with standard 3/4 inch steel pipes found in many hardware stores.

 

This pipe end plate has a male connection and is designed to be used with standard 3/4 inch steel couplings like elbows, tees or unions found in many hardware stores.

 

Made of durable resin

Made of durable resin

Made of durable resin

Click here to see it at:

 

 

Comes with caps and all the necessary hardware.

This item is designed to be used with a universal discharge sump pump hose kit found in many hardware stores.

 

Made of durable resin

Available sizes:

6" X 3"   (152mm X 76mm)

6" X 6"   (152mm X 152mm)

6" X 15-1/4"   (152mm X 387mm)

6" X 18-1/2"   (152mm X 470mm)

12" X 3"   (305mm X 76mm)

12" X 6"   (305mm X 152mm)

12" X 12"   (305mm X 305mm)

12" X 15-1/4"   (305mm X 387mm) 

12" X 18-1/2"   (305mm X 470mm)

 

Production units will be made of super strong lightweight rigid foam

VALVE

90º ELBOW

START/END

PLATE

45º ELBOW

PIPE HANGER KIT

24" LONG STRAIGHT PIPE

12" LONG STRAIGHT PIPE

WYE

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*

ALIGNMENT PINS AND HOLES

0, 90, 180, 270 degree rotation, it doesn't matter.

The bolt head on one side and the nut on the other

are always facing each other.

A 36" and 48" will

eventually be available.

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close up view of the 24" long

straight pipe with hangers

close up view of the start/end plate

close up view of the wye

close up view of the valve

 With our components and a bit of imagination, you too will be able

to make great art and home or commercial decor !  

The Steam-A-Tron

by Frank Mayer Studios

(click here to see it in action)

The Lock Gates

by Frank Mayer Studios

(click here to see it in action)

Generations

by Frank Mayer Studios

(click here to see it in action)