Hammers clang and sparks fly above gentle verbal sparring as the volunteers who make up Kinetic Steam Works labor to recondition steam engines, which will power what director Zachary Rukstela has called kinetic artistic installations.
But Gould and the Kinetic Steam Works crew are bent on unearthing and documenting the dimly remembered recent past.
It turned man into an operator and not a tender, so to speak," said Andrew O'Keefe, a Kinetic Steam Works volunteer.
And in a certain way that's the goal too of the members of the Kinetic Steam Works collective.
They've given their nod of approval to Kinetic Steam Works' creations, O'Keefe said.
In their work at Kinetic Steam Works they've found a way to marry the old and the new, when it comes to drafting and designing the steam engines.
O'Keefe chooses to draft Kinetic Steam Works' projects in the 2-D AutoCAD program because it streamlines design but still feels akin to old-style design.