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Picture of Handmade Steampunk goggles
My first pair of steampunk goggles, made for less than $15. There's no glass in them at the moment, but i'm planning to put some in.
Note: a lot of the pictures are blurry. Sorry, my camera is kind of crappy. I'll take better pictures next time i make a pair.

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts
5x7" Aluminum step flashing - $3.50 at Home Depot
Scraps of leather
Rust-Oleum Copper Hammered Patina spray paint - $5 at Home Depot
not pictured: Dremel tool, contact cement
 
AlexK2716 days ago

you could have done this with actual sheet copper or brass, and used tin snips to cut the metal and pliers to bend it.

The end result you achieved in this build is really top notch. but a few things which may help...

Looking at the dimensions of your pattern, you want eye-cups that are about 1.5 inches in diameter. For about $2 you can buy a 1.5" copper pipe coupler at home-depot. They are long enough to cut with a hacksaw, diagonally, into two pieces that match the contour of your face. Now you save $5 on metal colored paint by hammering the actual copper.

semeolvido4 years ago
They look great, like they're used every day rather than all shiny, and costume-like. One suggestion for the eye pieces...how about cutting out copper or PVC pipe rather than shaping them from aluminum stock? Seem like it would save a step or two. That way you could also have them threaded inside to add lenses later.
nice and simple!!!!!!!!!!
Scubabubba6 years ago
Nice job on the goggles, and that is an verr nice hat! The combination looks a bit like Dimo's in Girl Genius.

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050513
operationkhaos (author)  Scubabubba6 years ago
Thanks! I've never read girl genius, but you're right, the combination does look a bit like that.