The Steampunk genre for me includes an element of reuse and recycling of lost and forgotten elements. Not only can you save money but I really enjoy hunting out odd elements for my works. For this project, I reused the Emerson speaker I bought, I also found elements at the local thrift store (speakers), the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (wood, and misc. hardware), and my local Ace Hardware, a great location for those hard to find hardware bits, (brass sheet, copper brads, brass rivets, etc.) You can also find all these items online or at your local hobby/hardware shops. Please give your local shops a chance *BUY LOCAL* whenever possible.