Years ago, in a school that no longer exists, I found two pairs of old safety goggles at the back of a cupboard.  My younger son claimed one pair, and we have both used them, on and off, ever since.

More recently, I came across a piece of scrap brass, already drilled with thousands of holes.

After months of reminders from Conker-X, I eventually brought my goggle bang up to the 1890s...

(This instructable only details my own goggles - Conker will be publishing his own goggles when he gets time.)

Step 1: Lenses

The lenses required the least thought of all - we simply unscrewed the goggles, lifted out the lens, drew round them and cut the new lenses out with tin snips.

Drop the circles in place, screw on the frames, and they're done.

In practice, it was a little more involved, as I had to use my rotary tool to cut and grind some corners off to make them fit.  If you do this with a power tool, you MUST wear proper eye-protection.  With both the cutting and grinding wheels, I could feel a steady rain of particles on my skin, and hear them on my safety glasses.  Hospitals might be able to remove iron filings from your eyes with a magnet, but I have no idea how they would deal with sharp pieces of brass.

As an alternative to the brass, which is probably not that easy to get, you could use expanded aluminium mesh. You can buy the mesh from car spares and accessories shops. It is used for reinforcing car body filler. <br>It costs around &pound;2.00 for a sheet 200x250mm <br>The aluminium will of course look silvery but you can always spray paint it.
Good suggestion!
I wonder if you really need your glass ?<br> <br> The mired of tiny holes are each a pinhole with perfect infinite FOCUS<br> in a radial direction.<br> <br> The only problem I see is co-locating the intersect of two eyes..<br> <br> Also the American Optometry associations had laws passed against<br> such glasses 20 years ago.<br> <br> A
Pin-hole glasses do work, sort-of, if you're short-sighted. <br> <br>You used to be able to buy &quot;emergency glasses&quot; that were really a pair of plastic frames with pin-hole lenses. OK for walking home without walking into a tree, but no good for driving.
lol is that you or a friend the goggles look cool
That's me, it's a self-portrait.
I think you look smart
Thank you.
sorry didnt mean to send that three times
You can delete your own comments, you know.
lol is that you or a friend the goggles look cool
Holy Crap is that Kiteman I imagined him as an older person because old people seem wise
In your first picture you look like the stereotypical mad scientist. &quot;It's alive!&quot;
Objective achieved! <br> <br>
Totally sick, as my son would say, I love them.
Hehe, thank you.
HAHA! You MUST wear eye protection to make these goggles.
Ha ha
Nice, how well can you see out of these?
Surprisingly well. The last photo on step 1 is the view through the lens for my camera, and my eyes focus better through it than the camera.

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