Introduction: Steampunk Safety Lab Goggles

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I made these before thinking about documenting the process. It was a ton of fun!

The base is a set of chem lab safety goggles, wrapped in leather from last year's cowboy costume. Pretty much everything is hot-glued on. I love hot glue.

The eye-rims are flashlight caps spray-painted gold. The lenses in them are from an old LCD screen.
I put computer case screws into the sides of the eye-rims, and hung a chain from one of the screws.

For the monocle, I had a round metal piece with a shaft, and another scrap that fit on it like a lever. I hot-glued a bushing with some lens material to that, and put other pieces around it to hold it in place.

On one of the eye-rims I glued a nut, with a tube coming out of it and into some bulbous scrap. From there it goes into a brass doorstop where it is routed with a gold(-sprayed keyboard cable) tube to the other side of the goggles (for barometric balance). I later (after these pictures) put a line of unmelted solder on the bottom to outline it.

You can check out the Instructable for the Gatling gun arm now!

Steampunk FTW!


triumphman (author)2011-08-27

Really awesome! Best looking so far!

ClockCollector (author)2011-06-18

Those are super awesome. I feel like the same method could be used to make a pair of 'Dr. Horrible' goggles.

V-Man737 (author)2010-02-27

LOL, it's dry enough out here that fogging was no problem. However, the flaws of hot glue on smooth surfaces did pose quite a problem!

Aztof (author)2010-02-27


INCREDIBLE GOGGLES!  By far some of the best I've ever seen.  Keep up the good work, and PLEASE make an Ible on how to make them.

sillyzombie666 (author)2010-01-26

where did you get the goggles/ what are they (before you modded them) and also how much, i am thinking of getting a pair for a haunted house get up i where

V-Man737 (author)sillyzombie6662010-01-27

Hooray for safety goggles!
Most heavy industrial companies have these lying around. Also chemistry teachers.
Additionally, you could buy some online through any online retailer. Just Google it!

sillyzombie666 (author)V-Man7372010-01-27

ahhh, ok ya i have a piar some where but the haunted house get up i use they do not work with, i thought they were the welder type ones i know they have a specific name but idk what it is

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SureShot (author)2009-10-30

Man thats cool! Very good job:-)

ItsTheHobbs (author)2009-10-30

 Cool! I can't wait to see the gatling gun. That looks totally sweet.

V-Man737 (author)ItsTheHobbs2009-10-30

:-D When you build it, it's even more imposing in person!

lemonie (author)2009-10-30

I recognise some of those bits, top-quality build!


V-Man737 (author)lemonie2009-10-30

Thanks! (I didn't steal them from you!! I hope you were just acquaintances with the bits, and that's why you recognize them.)
Best of luck to you on yours!

TheBeginning (author)2009-10-30

I have to admit, that's just about the coolest thing I've ever seen!
Not only a work of pure genius, but a great example of revolutionary art as well.
Good luck on future projects!

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