Steampunk Goggles With Iris Diaphragm. Mini-worklog.

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    How did you age the brass for the blades?

    I'm in the making of my very first pair of Steampunk goggles. I've made some prototypes on paper and leather, but until now I'm giving brass and copper a try and I've found quite difficult to curve the metal into the cylindric shape it has to cover the eye.
    so I have a question, which is the ⌀ of the cylinder you are using in the 15th picture to strap the metal around? Since I'm more likely to go and buy a piece of solid aluminium to have it always at hand I prefer to have the measurement someone is already using instead of buying something too small or too big, since money is quite a factor for me.
    Thank you. All of your work is inspiring and easy applicable in many other context.

    The diameter of the aluminum "blanks" 65 mm.

    I'm afraid I don't quite understand the iris. so the pins for the leaves sit on that outer ring and then there is a second pin on the other side of the ring which sits in the lower plate with slots cut in it? also how would one make the iris close fully? It looks to me like yours still has about a 1/4" hole when its in the most closed position you have. You make the most intricate and amazing pieces! keep up the good work!

    That's right. The fact that I have used a relatively thick sheet metal. If we make the diaphragm blades are very thin, it will shut down completely.
    Thank you.

    all these amazing projects of yours (especially the watch) but no instructables! D: now i will be tormented by these... well, guess i'll try to make my own XD

    wow, that cam plate is awesome! how did you make that?

    Are the leaves made of metal or wood?

    The "leaves" are made of brass. Of course:)

    Oh thank you, sorry For posting alot of questions on your other masterpeices, I just really love your work!

    Brass, I should be able to get a hold of that :) thank you!