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Author Topic: The definitive goggles thread volume 2  (Read 19910 times)
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 07:48:55 pm »

Years ago I hot some swiss army goggles as a gift from a friend and got all the paint off and wore them as sun glasses until another friend wanted to barrow them to take on a journey around the world.  she tried to mail them home from greece and someone decided to steal them.  So when I found some more at teslacon I had to get them and pretty them up.  I chose green because quite a bit of my steampunk wardrobe is in green and because black blends in my hair too much.

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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2013, 10:33:01 am »

So, I finally got round to making myself a pair of goggles Smiley
I cheated a bit by having some bits made on a 3D printer though, don't judge me too harshly Cheesy

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They're not quite finished, I need to make a battery holder and have some way of covering the wires, but they're wearable at last!
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 01:29:00 pm »

3D printer or not, they're very cool...as is using a 3D printer in the first place.
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2013, 01:58:09 pm »

Nicely done.
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2013, 08:19:46 am »

And now for something a bit different

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« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2013, 09:55:45 pm »

Version 1.2 - haven't had time to work on 2.0 yet...  Glued the loupe back on (twice... need to get some epoxy), added a bit of brass mesh and a gear as a sighting reticle, and redid the leather strap so that I can wear them either as goggles proper, or use them as a hatband.

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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2013, 08:34:17 pm »

some 1920'-30's goggles in a motoring helmet for your enjoyment:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f141b1f76ef5d5f3bea721ca258bbf39/tumblr_ml13ow60ki1qcddvlo1_500.jpg
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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2013, 01:56:19 am »

I made my first pair of goggles today! A little bit of a rush job so they're pretty simple and the quality of my work isn't stellar, but I still really like them. They're for a steampunk masquerade next weekend.


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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2013, 01:50:01 pm »

That design is actually pretty good.
Maybe dirty up the brass a bit to hide the 'rush job'?  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2013, 10:47:07 am »

I realize that this is not the absolute best place to post this, but, alas, the goggles thread seems to have closed. Anyway, here goes: For reasons I'll not go into, I must wear eyeglass, rather than contacts. Plus, I am very near sighted. I'm looking for a way to make an (obviously removable) monogoggle type thing that will fit over one lens of my glasses. Any suggestions? 
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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2013, 12:44:42 pm »

Hmmm..., someone just recently posted in the goggles thread so I think it's ok,but as far as a mono on top of glasses that might be a tad challenging. The added weight and the need for strapping of sort might mean that you would also have to strap your glasses too. Just something to think about.
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2013, 02:31:35 pm »

I realize that this is not the absolute best place to post this, but, alas, the goggles thread seems to have closed. Anyway, here goes: For reasons I'll not go into, I must wear eyeglass, rather than contacts. Plus, I am very near sighted. I'm looking for a way to make an (obviously removable) monogoggle type thing that will fit over one lens of my glasses. Any suggestions?  


A lateral headband strap would be a good place to start, you could have the monogoggle suspended above your glasses, so your head takes the weight of the device rather than your specs. Alternatively if you can get a cheap pair of spare glasses, you could craft something directly to the frame, though this would be more difficult and costly.


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Another thought, you could get some of those hideous half-face welding goggle things (the ones that look like your eyes are a brick with lenses attached), cut it in half, attach the strap all the way round, and craft something shiny based on this. The advantage here is that you can comfortably wear those welding goggles over glasses, no bother.
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2013, 04:57:32 pm »

Thanks folks. I will soon be getting new glasses, so I will check out my options. As to the goggles thread, perhaps there was a problem with my signal. although I pressed reply several time I got no response. Again thanks.
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« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2013, 06:33:54 pm »

Perhaps you could make something along the lines of a doctor's 'head mirror'.
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A strap around the forehead with a monoggle lens attached that folds down to cover the one lens of your glasses?
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« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2013, 08:14:09 pm »

^oh,you smart-excellent idea!^
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2013, 10:12:48 pm »

Perhaps you could make something along the lines of a doctor's 'head mirror'.
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A strap around the forehead with a monoggle lens attached that folds down to cover the one lens of your glasses?


Ah! A perfect example of what I meant by a headband strap Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2013, 08:21:15 pm »

All very cool. The biggest issue I run into with goggles is my complete dependence on wearing glasses. The normal style of goggles simply do no fit over most glasses meaning I need the fuller type. Been experimenting with some ideas. One thing might do is just form slits for the bridge of the glasses to fit into and such
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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2013, 05:33:10 pm »

Here's my latest attempt on gogglery.
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« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2013, 01:38:59 am »

Those are rather steamy Smiley.

The wee little bit I may suggest-and of course you can ignore me or call me an idiot-the brass rivets on the strap appear too new compared to the frames.

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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2013, 05:40:27 pm »

A quick snap of the goggles I'm just finishing off for my three year old daughter, Katie the Rocket-Powered Fairy Pirate.



They started life as an old pair of pink swimming goggles that were due for the bin as the straps had perished, so while I was waiting for some other parts to dry I made these out of scraps I had kicking about on the bench. The hearts on the straps were her idea  Grin
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« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2013, 07:25:09 pm »

Aw! pink lenses.

You were about to throw something away?Huh?
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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2013, 07:41:43 pm »

Good Lord no! The missus was about to, and then asked me if I could anything with them first.

I think she's getting the hang of this Steampunk lark  Grin
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« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2013, 08:57:16 pm »

 Cheesy

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« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2013, 02:26:29 pm »


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibelieveinluck/9015225683/
Made my old welder goggles into functional 3d goggles!
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« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2013, 07:44:48 pm »



made from an old cake tray, two bottles, canning lids and a strap from an old army helmet

the only tools used where, a rock, a nail, a ratchet head, and a board

I think they have a cool worn out look to them

(if you want I can take a better pic I just had this one offhand)
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