Still on the hunt for a stand-in tripod (ta-boom *tish*). Progress has slowed somewhat while I work that kink out and while I do some writing, too.
Meanwhile, I'm in total, heartbroken awe at the wonder of this film:
Things like this sort of make me want to dash into the shed and sort of make me want to give up and go and be a plumber for a living. It's not strictly steampunk, but I think the ingenious mechanisms are enough to make it relevant.