Unemployed exhibitionist metal worker Ani Niow created this fine piece of true steampunk craftsmanship, which for once actually deserves the "steampunk" moniker. Yes, it works. Sort of. Just avoid touching any exposed skin.

While it technically does run off steam, Niow cautions you'll need to wear insulated welding gloves to handle it without getting burned. This is why she's temporarily using compressed air for now.

If she can secure a smaller portable boiler she'll give the thing a run at full power, as was intended. Just wear those gloves as a precaution anyway, ok Ani? [Flickr via Laughing Squid via Hackaday]