I suppose it’s not entirely fair that I chime in here, but you can
count the titanium birdcage KC saw as my entry.
On the other hand, I’ve been threatening to make a 'steampunked’
version of our power saw for a couple of years. (In my copious free
time.) I’ve got a couple of rough sketches of a thing that uses most
of the same parts, and works exactly the same way (as far as the
blade is concerned) as the current one, but looks totally
different. Different frame, different cable guide system and drive
pulleys. All the big, visible stuff.
One of the things that bugs me about steampunk is that most people
just take a static prop, throw a bunch of gears on it, and call it a
If you can ‘read’ machines, it’s instantly obvious that whatever it
is doesn’t do anything. My goal with mine is to keep in mind the
way Victorian engineers really did think about design, and make the
thing work. More-or-less the way they would have. (Although I’m
not going so far as to do a steam powered saw.) (Come to think, the
reciprocal action of a steam engine would be just exactly right.