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Steampunk Woodworker Goggles by Fandragon Steampunk Woodworker Goggles by Fandragon
One of the first things I realized after making my Extreme Librarian Steampunk Goggles was that I REALLY needed to make a set of goggles that I could wear over my glasses. I toyed with all kinds of options, like a complicated set of openings along the bridge of the nose, but then I realized I already had the perfect template: the plastic safety goggles I use in my workroom. The rest of the design just kind of expanded out from there.

These are made from VERY thin wood veneer that's been soaked for several days and then bent into shape...and then patched with several smaller pieces of veneer when the bending process cracked the wood (I really need to get myself the equipment to properly steam-heat wood so that doesn't happen). The side pieces that hold the leather strap (part of a cheap belt, buckle included) are held in place with copper-colored screws, the eyepieces are actually the glass fronts from a pair of stopwatches (if the left-hand lens looks a little scratched and fogged, that's because I stupidly dropped it at one point and had to replace the glass with thin plastic), and the adjustable lenses on the front are a pair of jeweler's loupes. I'm proudest of the spirit-level attached to the top - which I salvaged off of a broken carpenter's square - since that was the piece that made me realize that this wasn't just a set of goggles for a general steampunk costume, it was a set of goggles for a woodworker's steampunk costume.

This set accompanied me to the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con!
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PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, these are done so well that I had no idea they were broken, and the scratches on the glass look like they are supposed to be there-- I really like how you described how you made them (I had no idea one could use steam to make wood pliable :O ) and I think you did a fabulous job! :clap:
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Fandragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Thank you! Next project I do like this I'll be trying the microwave method for steam-heating (and hope I don't set anything on fire :o (Eek) )
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Llyzabeth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
When I showed Leland your proposals for a Steampunk costume, he looked at it, nodded and said "Wow. So you need to up your game, don't you?" He's not wrong :)
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Fandragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Sez the person who's costume includes a corset AND a giant plumber's wrench AND a wig that you put together the day before the Con :)
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