Completely Leather Goggles

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    So what exactly did you use for your Lenses on this project?

    I am confused on how he got the lens to stay in the leather. I got the rest of it figured out. Anyone have an idea?

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    The lenses are sandwiched between two leather details. Clamped so tightly that take them out is impossible.

    Thank you for your fantastic pictures, if I ever get around to replicating this i'll used the sides of a trashed saddle.
    Have you ever considered making a gas mask type creation?

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    Thank you. On creation of the gas mask, I did not think it's not my specialty, but in principle such a project possible.

    What did you use for the lenses?
    It kind of looks like the bottom of a beer bottle

    I remember as a teen-ager recycling worn-out boots, which yielded some really nice material because the uppers were still perfect, having been protected by my jeans the whole time. I also recall the leather being polished from the denim and from one pair there was enough to reline the pockets of a billiard table. Since Tandy Leather is long gone (they had a local shop where I lived in Virginia), I would check in your region for a 'real' shoe repair shop because they may have some stock or old boots they would be willing to part with, order some for you or perhaps tell you where they get their supplies locally.

    I just Googled "leather supply Massachusetts" and found waterhouseleather.com (just raw material) and tandyleatherfactory.com (full-line of raw material and tools). With these online retailers you should be able to find anything you want.

    Tandy Leather is alive and well. For the record.

    ...In different places. Basically from old stocks.

    These are brilliant. Remember that leather may be tooled with gilt, as on high-end leather-bound books. "Mystical sygils" might be a very cool addition!

    Those look great, i think i'm gonna make a pair myself. Although it would be great if you could make a small write up so we can make a little more sense of the photos, speaking of which, good job on the nice clear pics.

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    Ya for sure, do your best on the English and post it up, and we can help with any changes that would be needed. If you don't mind me asking, what language do you speak, just out of curiosity.

    Thanks for a praise.
    Alas, my English leaves much to be desired

    I assume many people would be happy to assist with English grammar. Maybe even a direct translation... What is language(s) are you more comfortable documenting the procedures in?

    Would you be interested in selling me a pair?

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    I regret, but they already have found the owner.

    you DEFINITELY have a skill in crafting leather!!
    [..and trademark LAZINESS for write-ups!! ;-) ]

    Please provide a brief write up.. like how you finished the exposed cut edge of leather to rounded black..( photo 27th to 30th)

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    It is glad that you like that that I do. Yes, usually I am not so verbose)
    The sequence of actions is that: an emery paper, a soldering iron, a wax paint
    The accurate rounded cut before you!

    Yeah, those are way better than what I'm seeing on Etsy... good job!