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Hello today I want to tell you the story of my Diy-Ban sunglasses.
I'm Italian, sorry sometimes my English it is not always correct.

I used a type of tropical wood known as Ipè is very heavy, hard and stable.

Step 1: CAD: the Model 3D

With 3D studio Max I modeled the frame, previously downloaded from the web, and adapted to allow a correct 3d milling.

I exported n. 3 .STL files (one frame and two temple) and I imported into the Cut3D software, generating gcode for 12 milling, roughing and finishing on both sides.

<p>hi what machine did you use to cut?</p>
<p>Hi, i've used my self made cnc</p><p>http://mircoslepko.blogspot.it/2014/04/la-mia-terza-cnc-la-struttura-portante.html</p>
<p>Hello,</p><p>The shades look great. Are these shades wearable? Is there a size lens I can buy to place in the wooden shades?</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>These are awesome!!</p><p>Is there a way to upload this cad to fusion 360?</p>
Didnt use CAD or any special tools. Totally free handed them and they came out pretty nice. I saw no need to purchase sunglasses hinges because that defeats the purpose of diy, so I used some flattened binder clip halves instead.
you've done a great job kevinfelt.<br>They are awesome!
<p>How did you get the lenses in? Did you mount them the same way a normal pair of Ray Bans work, or did you slide them in from the side?</p>
I did the bevel and I brought the frame to the optician that I have shaped lenses measure.<br>Greetings
<p>wow!!! These look super sharp!!</p>
<p>U SERIOUS?! THOSE ARE INCREDIBLE. Detail is wonderfull. Try putting some natural oils on wooden part(or rub some wallnuts...literally rub em and dust off bio remains) for a rich pattern!</p>
Hello, you've anticipated ...<br>I'm making a second pair of sunglasses and I've rubbed with tung oil, the result is wonderful. I will publish a post soon<br>Greetings
<p>I don't have a CNC (and probably never will) so I would have to do these totally by hand but I love the work you did! Another one of those 'why didn't I think of that' projects. Great work!</p>
Hello and thanks for the compliments.<br>I can assure you that the work performed by hand are much better than those made by machines.<br>these days I built other glasses of wood by hand and are more beautiful than those made with the CNC.<br>In a few days I will publish a post on instructables.com<br>Greetings
<p>Should have known...an Italian....LOL</p>
<p>;-)</p>
<p>Just amazing! </p>
thank you!
Is there any way that i could buy a pair from you? They're beautiful
<p>Thank you for the compliments.</p><p>The glasses that I have just built the first prototype and I'm already thinking about a system faster to build other glasses. If I find the system could also send you a sample.</p><p>Greetings</p>
<p>Wow! Awesome instructable! Congrats on making the newsletter.</p>
thank you very much
<p>beautiful work!</p>
Nice project !! How difficult would it be to mill the hinges out of the original block and only use a metal pin for the pivot ?
It would be an idea to try ... I do not think it is difficult but I think the wood becomes too brittle.<br>Greetings
<p>Awesome Man Specially the DIY BAN logo using laser</p>
<p>Nice instructable. I always get jealous when people show off their CNC machines. :) <br>It's all in a name. You can get nice hinges for glasses if you search for RC airplane hinges. You can usually get pack of 10-20 hinges for 5 dollars. Glue in place with CA and your done. </p>
Thanks Andsetinn, <br>probably saved me! tonight I will try to find them on ebay.<br>Thanks again
Sick! I'll have to send an order out to a miller!<br>Are hinges really that hard to find? I've seen glasses repair kits, but never opened one. Figured there might be at least one hinge in one. 3D printing works just as well, though XD
<p>hello, probably if I go to an optician I can find everything.<br>Next week I will go</p><p>Bye</p>
Awesome! Tell me more about your CNC, I like the LED lighting it has!
Hello if you want more information on my cnc you can visit my blog:<br>http://mircoslepko.blogspot.it/2014/04/la-mia-terza-cnc-la-struttura-portante.html<br><br>LEDs have them mounted on a breadboard with a hole in the center, it is very simple!
These look sick I wish I had the tools to make a pair
Those look amazing. Very cool

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