While looking about, found this recent interview with Mr. Von Slatt by MAKE magazine, where he not only describes (and demonstrates) many of the unique items he has made over the past years, but shows the techniques that he uses. The description of the video goes as follows...
Jake Von Slatt invites us into the alternate universe of Steampunk. As leading figures in the Boston arts community, members of Steampunk combine the power of modern technology with the grace and intricacy of Victorian design. Plus, watch the story of steam power, from the first crude water pump to a bionic arm.
Seems like quite the nice fellow - for more on his works, please visit: