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Brass Goggles by Marcusstratus Brass Goggles by Marcusstratus
Well I've finally made my own brass goggles! I was actually able to do this thanks to the guys at Got-Steam.com. Typically they don't offer only the brass lenses that they use for their goggles, but upon my request they decided to make an exception.

So I did my best to not let them down! I picked up some deliciously buttery smooth leather to furnish the rims with, but since the rims were designed for thicker leather (there are only 3 rivet holes that the leather is typically attached to) I had to drill several small holes to sew the thinner leather on. Without that extra fastening, the thinner leather would stretch away from the rims where they're not riveted. But that doesn't mean they're flimsy, I also reinforced them with layers of sturdier leather inside and plenty of bookbinding glue to hold them all together.

The leather eye pieces and nose bridge were hand sewn and then turned inside out. Since the straps were so much longer I decided to machine sew them and I managed to get that to work out great. The plates connecting the rims to the straps I also cut and shaped to fit perfectly.

I do say this is an improvement from the goggles I was wearing in the past [link] Since I made the pattern to fit my eye sockets, they fit most comfortably, and the soft leather also makes them even more comfortable. I also slipped in a bit of elastic behind the buckle and this fixes minor fit adjustments that the stiff strap can't handle and it lets me put them on without fastening the buckle every time. My overall goal is to get some prescription lenses that are tinted and use those instead of these theatrical green ones.

If you want to see similar goggles that are available, as well as other tasty goods, check out got-steam.com, a Steampunk Emporium.
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:iconskullyjax:
just what I would want
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:iconmystery-ragdoll:
please make a tutorial for these! :D
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:iconphoenix-vendetta:
Hey I just have one more question..are you by chance a member of www.etsy.com ? I bet you could set up an account on that site and sell alot of your clothing designs too when you get your business up and running to take more requests

-PV
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Marcusstratus Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have sold items on there before, and plan to put up a few bottle holders here in the next week or so. I haven't uploaded items there in a long time because of getting enough commissions through dA.
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ForeverIrritated Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your starting to remind me of Captain Jack Sparrow...
-Nneth
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Marcusstratus Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
huh! Well, I do have a similar face to Johnny Depp...
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ForeverIrritated Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, yes you do X3
-Nneth
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sombrefeline Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this... Where can you find the supplies to build such stuff...
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Marcusstratus Jan 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The leather I got from a local fabric store, the sheet metal you can find at a hardware store like ACE and the rims I had to get from a guy who makes brass goggles.
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sombrefeline Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and does it require specific tools to work the sheet of metal?
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