What is up-cycling?
(VERB): Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.
What is steampunk?
"Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination...modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion & mechanics..."
This re-imagining usually takes the form of mechanical and industrial artwork.
Why do you say parts may vary?
Due to the nature of my relationship with the local tranmission & engine rebuilder , I get the parts that they consider reject & scrap (which always changes).
Although I may have designed a work with a clutch plate or gear in mind, my ability to get the same parts from month to month may change.
The general design and essence of the piece will remain, but the individual pieces that make up the details may vary. This only adds to the uniqueness of the piece.