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Real brass goggles

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jmccoppin12 months ago
Do you make your own screws? If so how do you do it?
jakesllama3 years ago
Nice work,
These are my Brass and copper goggles
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I love those!! They have that true "steampunk i formed the metal myself with a hammer" imperfection which is what i love to see in this area... It doesn't have that Mass manufactured perfection to it and to me that's what steampunk is about
Although it bears mention that the Victorian Era was the time of the Industrial Age, and most certainly heralded the rise of mass production. Steampunk, for all that it is indeed fantasy, does yet have an undeniable connection with history.
That is very true but from what i've seen and understood about steampunk, There's a certain inventiveness about the genre that I love to see. I'm not saying gogglerman's goggles aren't amazing (quite the contrary actually, He's a master at metal forming like none i've ever seen before) I just have a special appreciation for imperfections in a design in which you can see the hard work done to it. Much like a hand forged suit of armor so to say(I can't find a better way to describe it i guess lol)
I agree with GaryCifers completely.
gogglerman (author)  jakesllama3 years ago
I congratulate. Good work!
Thanks, but those threads need cutting haha.
those are cool. :)
I have a question about technique.

On the eye-cups, you form the round-over and then braze the seam.

But when I look at the end result (and I might just have a bad view) there seems a slight distortion at those seams. As if you couldn't get it to fit right.

Is there a reason you did not roll and braze your sheet stock for the cups and then hammer the round-over?

I don't intend to degrade your work, they are excellent and I am a hack, but this element of your build seems counter intuitive.
gogglerman (author)  ArtificerMade2 years ago
Yes, you're right. Sutures are not ideal because in that work, I used a soft tin solder. Such joints can not be beat with a hammer after soldering. When soldering with silver seam more durable, it can be subjected to straightening.
The fact that there are no pictures presents a challenge. Forcing the gears in my mind to turn and figure out how to build it. I have a basic idea on how to build it. Great job, thank you.
steamlad82 years ago
where can you get that type of leather on thankyou :)
gogglerman (author)  steamlad82 years ago
This genuine leather recycled. I used an old case of an optical instrument.
steamlad82 years ago
what are those things in pic 3
gogglerman (author)  steamlad82 years ago
This is part of the electric automobile starter, she went to the diameter and I used it as a form of (punch) for the manufacture of the eyepiece of goggles.
Brass strip fastened around parts with clamps, and clench with a hammer.
steamlad82 years ago
jakesllama nd goggerman both your designs are immense XD
scroswell2 years ago
Im getting my dad to help me out on thease for halloween! I saw thease and im wodering if i can use tin instead of brass( i don't have any money). I love thease but in the very last picture do those befor the finnish product. Do those things go in side the goggles to hold in the lenses?? Plz let me know
gogglerman (author)  scroswell2 years ago
These goggles can be made from almost anything, though, if the material is replaced by a tin or tin, they will not be stimpunkish:)
You are right, the last photo shows stoppers. They hold the lens.
Good luck!
CadaverIncc2 years ago
I recently just made my first pair of goggles, inspired by this pair, but all I had to work with was steel, so I used rivets, It gives it kinda of an "industrial" look. I'd like to see the shape of the metal cut for the lenses cuz mine were just cylinders. Also any ideas as what to use for lenses?
gogglerman (author)  CadaverIncc2 years ago
With the interest would have looked your goggles. I hope you show us them. For the manufacture of lenses, I use only natural glass. Circles cut out the desired diameter by using special diamond tips.
Good luck.
what gauge brass are you using?
gogglerman (author)  quixotic58912 years ago
brass sheet thickness of 0.8 mm
mrlunna132 years ago
Great work of functional art. I love steampunk, but I hate that everybody uses plastic, and have no function, even the "gears" the attach, don't do diddly squat!
Keep the good work googlerman!!
FIVE STARS!!
kittknight3 years ago
what exactly do you use to combine the two pieces of brass, is it solder, if so what kind, anyone who knows can answer, thanks
Yes, he soldered the brass.
As someone not unfamiliar with such things myself, I suggest using "easy" or "extra easy" silver solder. The "easy" and "extra easy" designations indicate the melting temps. With extra easy, you should be able to do the job with a simple propane torch in a few minutes. But be careful to get your join edges very neat and clean and smooth.
alright cool, thanks
gogglerman (author)  kittknight2 years ago
Tin-lead solder less harmful than silver because silver brazing is accompanied by burning noxious chemical fluxes. Furthermore, in terms of technology, soft solders, brazing is simpler because it does not require a gas burner, and they are much cheaper than silver solder.
Where does not require special durability, easier to soldering tin.
And I do NOT recommend using a tin-lead solder, kittknight, if you do this. Aside from the lead fumes that are released when you heat it, a little lead will rub into your skin if you handle it a lot. (mainly the fumes. Not good AT ALL.)
gogglerman (author)  kittknight2 years ago
Here I used a tin-lead solder
aweis3 years ago
i am going to make similar to these, but with mechanical iris, because that was, a very interesting thing to have, and i would use that to make my left eye even better at seeing in the dark. and the lens popping up. maybe two lenses that do that. i am going to try the steampunk look this year.
Etaoin3 years ago
@goggleman: These are a beautiful example of craftsmanship. I am inspired. Thank you very much for sharing. I' have started working up my paper patterns for a pair of my own. I look forward to any future efforts!
Kynan4th3 years ago
wow, I love these, it would be brilliant if there were some patterns for the brass, if there were, I would definitely attempt to make a pair of these.

excellent work, really nicely done.
Wow men!!!, Its reallly really awsome.
This is really awsome do you have instructions on how to make this!!!
or at least materials because the picture pretty much tell you how to do it
chefmichel3 years ago
One could fit in prescription glasses or sunglasses, these would be great for motor
bike. Superb craftsmanship !
gogglerman (author)  chefmichel3 years ago
Yes they are rather functional. The design allows to change glasses within two minutes, having turned out only four screws)
wouldn't the brass either hurt your face or crumple if you fell hard?
gogglerman (author)  Neovenetar3 years ago
I do not know, I don't go in them by a motorcycle. I simply have made them.
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