Anyway, I just loved that "future that never was", when I encountered it in a few movies or books, a science-fiction grounded in a low-tech era, full of steam machineries and victorian aesthetics, but not knowing any proper word for this I used to call it "retro-futurism". It's only recently that I discovered it was actually a concept called "steampunk", and there was a fast-growing community of enthusiasts around it.
That's how I discovered Mr. Von Slatt's creations and especially his "steampunk keyboard", a brilliant idea with great appeal to the geek living inside of me (I hear him sometimes at night, screaming insults to me in php language... it's hard you know). Inspired by his work I decided to try it, but of course without copying his original (first because I don't have any workshop and any of Von Slatt's tools, second because imitation is pointless, you always have to, at least, add your own touch !). So, after destroying a poor defenseless Remington typewriter with my berserker's fury, creating some fake keys with buttons, painting the structure with bronze paint, dyeing and cutting some leather, and adding various small elements, I had created my very own steampunk typewriter, fully working ! It's a totally absurd artefact, but who cares ?