Introduction: Steampunk Spectacles

Picture of Steampunk Spectacles
The design, which is based on two cases and two covers broken mechanical stopwatches. The remaining parts are made of sheet brass, 1-2 mm., Brass rod with a diameter of 6-8 mm., Brass wire of 2-3 mm. and tubes of two telescopic antennas. In addition, using four standard screws and two springs.
The processing is performed using hand-held power tools, without the use of machine tools. Permanent connection of parts made with silver solder, using gas torch.


Grimmy Grim (author)2012-01-07

That's fantastic! And thank you for including the clp.

Grey_valentine (author)2011-10-28

Your fabrication was a pleasure to watch. Thanks for the great Instructable.

Avatar_I_Am (author)2011-10-09

Too cool.
WAY to cool.
Really Very Nice!!
I am so impressed, and so depressed because I just don't have your talent for making thigs!!
Can you make one that I can buy?
Just kidding...

the_lonely_snake (author)2011-10-09

hhh THX and keep up the amazing work(followed)

the_lonely_snake (author)2011-10-07

HONESTLY!how can someone be SO SMART!?

not just smart but talented also!!!

EXACTLY! i really wish i had such a gif too XD but oh well....

everyone has a gift, it's just that some people's gift are more visible than other's....don't give up searching for your will find it one day...or it will find you. :-)

thx thats propably the best thing i ve heard in my life , am still too young i think i can find my gidt before ciollege (hopefully) thx again :)

Do not worry, you know how to draw, I can make protective eyewear. We are both on what is capable of. I wish you good luck :)

oh yeah and other thing is a gift a gift when u learn it? i mean i didn;t know how to draw an apple ,and after 4 years of learning on my own from the internet and stuff i can draw Amzingly!(with other ppl;s words) .but is that a talent? i mean i wasnt born with it

TheHobbit81 (author)2011-10-07

Another master piece from Gogglerman. True quality is had to find but you keep delivering. Do you have an esty ( account? I can't find you there.

gogglerman (author)TheHobbit812011-10-07

I never signed on ETSY, because I do not sell their work. I do not do it professionally. Hobby.

TheHobbit81 (author)gogglerman2011-10-09

For a moment there I thought you were refering directly to me, my surname is actually "Hobby".

Pity about ETSY, your work is much better than anything on there.

Keep up the good work.

P.S Do you have photos of your complete goggle collection? I think everyone would like to see that!

gogglerman (author)TheHobbit812011-10-09

Thank you for your interest in my work. Group picture "collection" does not exist. Make a photo is almost impossible, as some of my works have found their new owners (say so):)

dohunagamez (author)2011-10-05

There can't be enough steampunk in the world. Nice work!

There can easily be too much steampunk. For example; cheap, mass-produced goggles and repainted Nerf guns. It's always great to see someone make something themselves though, so this idea is quite welcome in my books.

jboyd9 (author)bcanham-bennett2011-10-07

Supply and Demand gentlemen; there will only be too much steampunk when there is nobody left to demand it : )

CadaverIncc (author)2011-10-07

Amazing. I wish everything was steampunk.

grey_badger1 (author)2011-10-07

do the watch bodies have to be brass? and how heavy are they when finished? what did you use for the lenses? how thick? i have a pair of older safety glasses that do the folding like these but i dont think the lenses are that great, scratched and stuff... could i use think plexi-glass? thanks for any info!

gogglerman (author)grey_badger12011-10-07

These glasses weigh about 200 grams. The lenses have a thickness of 3 mm., and cut from the silica glass.
Of course, we can make glasses out of plastic, and glass from their plexiglass. They are easy and convenient, but they will not be real.
Steampunk should not be synthetic. I think so:)

SIRJAMES09 (author)2011-10-07

If your selling these, I'm putting in my order for 2 pair!!

These are just too cool!! absolutely awesome Sir!!!

TY for sharing Sir.
seriously, let me know if you're gonna sell these, I would love to have a couple of pair.

gogglerman (author)SIRJAMES092011-10-07

OK. As soon as I decide to sell these glasses, I'll let you know about this wherever possible:)

bsodergren (author)2011-10-06

I always wondered what it would cost me to have someone with the above skills make me a set of spec's like the ones here and then get actual prescription lenses in them

pddonovan2011 (author)bsodergren2011-10-06

HOLY COW! I have never seen anything so well done. You ARE the real deal, these look like about $400 worth of Steampunk Magic. I hope you build for people because I have an over-size head (8.325") and I am always looking for THAT person who will finally satisfy my need for unique eyewear. Email me if you are.....wait a minute, can I do that on this website? I better find out! No mater what, 'Damn fine workmanship!'

MatrixPhreak (author)bsodergren2011-10-06

The lenses themselves are gunna be the pricey part. I have a lens cut for my monocle (major astigmatism in my right eye), and it cost me around $70 for just the one custom job at Lens Crafters.

bsodergren (author)MatrixPhreak2011-10-06

70$ for a lens? that's cheap compared to what i'd probably pay for the spec's in the above instructable. The lenses in my Oakley Juliet's cost $350 !

flyingpuppy (author)2011-10-06

How much do you sell one of these for??? Mind-bogglingly good.

cutshopguy (author)2011-10-06

Fantastic work. I learned a whole lot from this and am keen to apply same. Do you use your Dremel tool to cut the slots, as for example when putting in the adjusting device on the nose-rest? And I loved the way you made the locking screws on top of the frames. The way you made up the knurled screws was awesome. I think I just found a solution to a similar problem I've been having. Thanks again

iceng (author)2011-10-06

Epic skill to produce such splendiferous Steampunk spectacles.


hsondervan (author)2011-10-06

This is amazing! I wish I could make someting like this ):

Honus (author)2011-10-02

Very nice work! One trick I use when soldering parts together that are hard to fixture is to set them in Play-Doh and then superglue them together. Then I remove them from the Play-Doh and set the glued parts in a ceramic mixture (such as Place-It compound- and then solder the parts using a torch.

The superglue burns off while the ceramic mixture holds the parts in place during soldering.

gogglerman (author)Honus2011-10-02

Excellent! I do not have such an adhesive. I'll look for it. Thanks for the advice.

Honus (author)gogglerman2011-10-03

Glad to help! Another trick I do when soldering brass is I use silver sheet solder and I cut it into small squares (about 1mm to 2mm) using snips and then I run over the squares with a torch to form small solder balls.

I then coat the joint with a boric acid/denatured alcohol mix and touch a torch flame to it to form a protective coating to reduce fire scaling. Then I use a small brush (an old fingernail polish brush works great) and apply a liquid flux to the joint to be soldered. Then use the flux brush to place the small solder balls on the joint and heat it with a torch until the solder melts. I get a really nice clean joint that requires minimal cleanup work after soldering.

I don't know if you do anything like this already- just thought I'd pass on one of my methods I've developed over the years. :)

gogglerman (author)Honus2011-10-03

An interesting method! Obviously you like jewelry using it. My work is much simpler, and the parts are larger and coarser. However, I will try to take advantage of this method. Thank you for sharing with us their technological secrets
You have great work!

Honus (author)gogglerman2011-10-03

Thanks- happy to help out another metalsmith! I very much look forward to your future work.

MandingaRes (author)2011-10-03

Excelente trabajo!! Muy buena orfebrería.
Digamos que excepto muy pocas piezas, el trabajo lo hiciste desde cero y ese es un gran mérito teniendo en cuenta que una vez terminado parece un artículo muy viejo.

gogglerman (author)MandingaRes2011-10-03

Gracias, me di cuenta de que te haya gustado mi trabajo.

winugami (author)2011-10-03

Very nice! i like it.

Bongmaster (author)2011-10-02

thats some nice metalwork there :)

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