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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:
skullyjax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
just what I would want
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mystery-ragdoll Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
please make a tutorial for these! :D
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phoenix-vendetta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your starting to remind me of Captain Jack Sparrow...
-Nneth
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
huh! Well, I do have a similar face to Johnny Depp...
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ForeverIrritated Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, yes you do X3
-Nneth
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this... Where can you find the supplies to build such stuff...
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and does it require specific tools to work the sheet of metal?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, sheet metal cutter, metal hammer... files, sand paper. Nothing to complex.
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for your answers :)
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:icondarkmask:
DarkMask Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool!
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:ahoy: Aye!
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:iconnomadum:
Nomadum Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You remind me of some sort of mad scientist (huh...my english writing :D). Are you a mad scientist? :D
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe nope. More like a modern wizard if anything.
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:iconfirestorm-the-poet:
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Those are awesome goggles! :D
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks! :ahoy:
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:iconfirestorm-the-poet:
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :XD:
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hmm, those be some fun looking goggles there mateylad :3
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, and they're fun wearing ones too!
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i bet, they look quite fit to the facials!
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Gold-Luna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
owsome!
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Gold-Luna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
:D
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:iconadelinavixen:
AdelinaVixen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Okay, I've just got to ask: would it be possible to get you to make me pretty goggles?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, not unless I can get more of these rims and the chances for that are slim. But say I was able to, the amount of time it took would make the commission a good $150-200, time alone.
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AdelinaVixen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol. Needless to say, I am VERY impressed! They're gorgeous!

I also decided that you have to come to the Anime Banzai here this year, because the theme is Stem Punk. Cool eh!?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh yeah? Is that the one in SLC?
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:iconadelinavixen:
AdelinaVixen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually, it's in Layton at the Davis Conference Center. :)
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh, that's convenient... for Ogden people
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:iconadelinavixen:
AdelinaVixen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol. And you are no longer Ogden people. FOR SAD!!! :iconiamcryingplz:
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
indeed! I'm an Oregonian now :D
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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow these are fantastic! They suit you :)
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
mmhmm! made just for my skull :D
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Marla-chan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
ooooo, very nice
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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:iconthecadre:
TheCadre Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are wonderfully made! Nice work.
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm quite pleased with them myself. It was also a fantastic learning experience, since I don't use the thinner leather as often.
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thatfrenchgirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
hey awesome :D nice design :3
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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thatfrenchgirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
:) You're welcome!
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool Goggles! :w00t:
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Very Welcome Mark. :hug: :) :)
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YamiAmayana Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Oh, wow! Gorgeous as always!

If you get some prescription lenses I'd love to hear how you find them, compared to regular glasses. :D
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The lenses I'm going to be getting are comming out of glasses, so the only difference will be the fact that these hug your face instead of resting on your nose... and they have more blind spots.
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YamiAmayana Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Too cool, just far too cool. :D
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Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Nicely done! I want to make goggles too. I'm going to have to check out got-steam.com.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed. See what they'll do.
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