Introduction: Easy Steampunk Goggles
Hey! First 'Ible, So feel free to send useful/polite comments. Criticism Is welcome, rudeness is not.
Ok, lets get started! These are meant to be made in a day or two, so they are intentionally simple. You can hotglue, superglue, gorilla glue, or whatever any doodads you like to the finished product if you want.
Most of all, be safe.
Second most of all, have fun!
Step 1: The Bulky Part
Gotta get your goggle foundation, and the easiest way is a pair already made up that can be modded without too much work.
What you need:
--Goggles. I got a 2 pack of welding goggles from my favorite single-use tool store, but any inexpensive goggles can work.
--Gold or brass spraypaint. Mine was Krylon, but other general purpose brands work fine.
--gold paint pen.
That's all I used, like I said: simple.
Step 2: In Which We Begin the Teardown
The soft rubbery shell of the goggles has all kinds of stuff pressed into it, and can be disassembled with no tools. Start by popping the little vets out from the inside.
Once that is done, find the little pin that centers the main lens holder and pull the rubber part away from it. Then, gently but firmly pull the lens assembly out of the body of the goggles.
The swivel up style I got has little retaining rings holding the lenses in, turn them until they release. This may be just a little bit until you feel a click, they are not screwed in. Separate the lenses and retaining rings from the holder and set them aside somewhere safe for now; they will be put back in later.
Step 3: Paint Will Hide a Multitude of Sins..
Wash the holder and the rubber body of the goggles with soapy water and dry thoroughly. Trust me, you'll want to make sure you wash and dry well, the paint will stick much better if all the oils from the factory are removed.
Spray the paint on in light coats, use the instructions on the can.
The body is black, and the lens holder and vents are metallic.
WAIT FOR THE PAINT TO DRY.
If you use light enough coats, the wait will be short.
Once the paint has dried, put the lenses back in. Leave out the dark welding lenses unless you want to weld with these.
Personally, I would not recommend using anything modified for any safety gear.
I ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANYONE'S SAFETY, BE GOOD AND DON'T DO SOMETHING STUPID.
Lastly, break out the gold paint pen and mark designs in any way you like. I marked out borders of the designs on mine, then drew somewhat random swirls inside the areas until they were filled.
Step 4: Done! Enjoy the Finished Product!
At this point, you can stop and have a good clean nice looking set of eyewear, or you can add doohickeys, thing-a-ma-jigs, gubbins, gears, mirrors, wires, parts, wockets, sockets...Eh, you get the idea... to your heart's content.
This set is a test set for a maker party. Please, foster some creativity in your area, host a maker party!
Anyway, do as you like with your new creation, but have fun!