Introduction: Completely Leather Goggles

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billyjoeface (author)2013-06-28

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

trelis (author)2011-12-27

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?

gogglerman (author)trelis2011-12-27

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

Doddity (author)2011-12-08

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?

gogglerman (author)Doddity2011-12-08

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

dark clerick (author)2011-08-03

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

didgitalpunk (author)2010-12-28

and where do you get your leather?
nice job!

iFirefly (author)didgitalpunk2011-01-23

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 (just raw material) and (full-line of raw material and tools). With these online retailers you should be able to find anything you want.

AbstractDragon (author)iFirefly2011-07-28

Tandy Leather is alive and well. For the record.

gogglerman (author)didgitalpunk2010-12-28

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

boocat (author)2011-07-28

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!

DimensionalDecay (author)2011-01-23

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.

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

taylorcc (author)gogglerman2011-01-25

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?

naneeke (author)2011-01-23

Would you be interested in selling me a pair?

gogglerman (author)naneeke2011-01-25

I regret, but they already have found the owner.

chakra (author)2011-01-24

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)

gogglerman (author)chakra2011-01-25

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!

Christopher B. (author)2011-01-24

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

fmhiggins (author)2011-01-23

Outstanding work! Great photo documentary.

Tandy is still around:

mdeblasi1 (author)2011-01-23

You are a fine craftsman.
I'll leave off the superlatives, none of them will do you justice.
Your directions are as explicit as possible, it is your voice that is lacking from the instructable. It is that which we would like to hear.
Thank you

R1Ch0 (author)2011-01-18

what are you using for a lense?

Dr. Pepper (author)2011-01-02

completely awesome!

seamster (author)2010-12-28

These are pretty neat!

How do you finish the rough edges of the leather to get that nice, clean look?

obrie021 (author)seamster2011-01-01

Hit your local leather shop and pick up a "skiving" tool. It's usually less than $10, lasts a lifetime and comes in different sizes. It's my favorite way to taper and finish leather edging. The emery paper or slower speed grinding/buffering from a Dremel type tool does the final work on my projects.

gogglerman (author)seamster2010-12-28

Emery paper, roasting by a soldering iron, paint for a skin on the basis of wax. Different methods of processing of edge, depending on a situation.

seamster (author)gogglerman2010-12-28

Very interesting. I too would enjoy a full write up. How about it?

MACKattacksnipe (author)2010-12-31

Those are Sweet looking 5stars

instruct39 (author)2010-12-31

nice job! you should have a picturre of you wearing them.

St Jimmy (author)2010-12-28

I have been wanting to make leather goggles for aaages, and I've only had the materials for a monocle. this has cleared it right up. Thanks!

designsbyleon (author)2010-12-28

Awesome dude! All of your goggles are amazing start to finish.

Biggsy (author)2010-12-28

I have been watching your instructables for a few days now, and you know I love what I'm seeing, but as Kiteman says a written instructable to go along with would just be the icing on the cake.

I don't think I would be able to make anythig so cool looking, but well... I like raeding the process...

welldone.... Subscribed to you so I can keep a watch on to whats to come



Kiteman (author)2010-12-28

You've got plenty of images of the making process - why not write up a full Instructable?

slaitch (author)2010-12-28

Now that is pretty impressive. I like the clean look you achieved with the finished product, too often a pair of goggles winds up being too busy in the name of steampunk.

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